2010 Georgia High School Basketball Tournament: Let’s talk about the semifinals and state championship games (UPDATED)

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The 2010 state high school basketball tourney is ON. AJC high schools beat writer Michael Carvell will take your questions about high school basketball and related topics.

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2010 Georgia State Tournament brackets
BOYS: AAAAA | AAAA | AAA | AA | A
GIRLS: AAAAA | AAAA | AAA | AA | A

Talk hoops: Which teams are about to SHOCK THE WORLD in semis?

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BUZZTIME

March 9th, 2010
11:12 am

Go Newton Rams!! I doubt my Alma Mater has a chance but they do have a better chance this time around at Gwinnett. So far what do people think was the biggest upset so far in the Boys playoffs? Wilkinson County getting beat maybe?

Buzz

March 9th, 2010
11:19 am

Anybody but COLUMBIA!!!!

MebeingMe

March 9th, 2010
11:28 am

Boys (finals)

Milton over Westlake (5A)
Miller Grove over Bainbridge (4A)
Columbia over North Hall (3A)
GAC over Jefferson (2A)
Wilcox over Whitefield (1A)

Girls (finals)

Redan over Norcross (5A)
SWD over Dutchtown (4A)
Kendrick over LaGrange (3A)
GAC over Buford) (2A)
Wesleyan over SCA (1A)

Ronald

March 9th, 2010
11:35 am

Yall need 2 go look at that towers basketball they lost to columbia by 6

Truth4Westlake

March 9th, 2010
11:42 am

nobody wants Westlake win, thats tragic. We never get any love. Maybe its becasue were #1 in the state and #22 in nation by ESPN!!!!!!

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

March 9th, 2010
11:45 am

go patriots all the way

DUTCHTOWN LADY DAWGS

March 9th, 2010
12:04 pm

GO LADY DAWGS!!! Kudos to the young ladies at Duthctown HS in Henry County for their final four standing and good luck at Gwinnette Arena tomorrow! AJC… you should do a profile on the coach, Angela Williams who led the Volleyball team to the Elite 8 this year and now the basketball team to the final four. What an outstanding coach!

RaleighDawg

March 9th, 2010
12:07 pm

I heard that Jelan will be playing in all 10 (girls and boys) finals in an attempt to win a state crown.

PatheticRef

March 9th, 2010
12:09 pm

Just hope the pathetic referee from West Georgia is not in attendance at the Arena. He’d be hurt.

Michael Carvell

March 9th, 2010
12:23 pm

Westlake? The team no one is giving any respect to is … Newton

dotpeach

March 9th, 2010
12:46 pm

I predict a Norcross (girls) Redan final…..Redan is tough and the AJC has picked them all season while thinking the Lady Blue Devils didnt’t have a chance! Once we get by Westlake it should be a good final. At this stage of the game anything is posible! Really wish we could play Milton girls…a little revenge for our boys team!!

Buzztime

March 9th, 2010
1:02 pm

Newton(30-1) has a chance against Milton. Mr. Carvell is right they are getting very little repect if any. Their only loss came at the hands of Richmond Academy(30-1 & still in the hunt in 4A) by 5 points. They don’t have many Quality Wins like Milton but they have found a way to win 30 times this year. However I predict Milton wins 68-57!

dotpeach

March 9th, 2010
1:04 pm

PatheticRef, surely they won’t let him ref anymore games in this tournament!! Knowing the GHSA, anything is possible!

Cajun

March 9th, 2010
1:18 pm

How about giving the Black knights some love people. Last time they won a State Championship my dad was the coach.

Dan

March 9th, 2010
1:29 pm

NW Whitfield will beat Dutchtown.

bob dylan

March 9th, 2010
1:50 pm

North Hall 2010 State Champions

N.GA.DAWG

March 9th, 2010
2:44 pm

THE 4A girls final will be NW and SWD. They(NW)have had the toughest road so far. Having to go to chamblee and mays. I said they were very lucky not to be in the same side of the bracket with SWD and it has worked out well for them. NW and SWD were the best 2 teams in 4A last year and I think they are this year.

Dan

March 9th, 2010
2:51 pm

Well said N.GA.DAWG. I will also predict that NW Whitfield will win it all. It will be a close game against SW Dekalb but NW will prevail.

Dekalb County

March 9th, 2010
3:56 pm

SWD will “THREE-PEAT” in basketball and the girls track team will also “THREE-PEAT”.

Dylan

March 9th, 2010
3:59 pm

GO NW WHITFIELD!!!! THIS IS YOUR TIME!!!!

We’ll have a whole student section at the Arena tomorrow!! We’re busing students to Gwinnett. It’s going to be awesome!! BRING ON DUTCHTOWN!!

Eagles1

March 9th, 2010
4:05 pm

Buzz, sorry but it is COLUMBIA !!!!!!! BOYS AND GIRLS. What did we do beat your team by 20 or 30 ? Columbia oftens takes out its starters in the 4 quarter what else you want us to do. Now,what I don’t understand is why there is so few articles and mention of probably the best program in he state. I mean who in the state can say they have accomplished more in the last 5 years than COLUMBIA. Now our Girls are on fire. The number of A’s should not dictate notoriety. I will put them Eagles up against any classification. I have to say it, but if Columbia was a white school that would be all you would hear in GA. Sorry just calling it like it is.

indianman

March 9th, 2010
4:09 pm

vidalia vs buford in girls final

Roc-a-fella

March 9th, 2010
4:43 pm

GO NEWTON RAMS! Newton vs. Groves was the best high school game that I’ve ever attended. You need to check out the ending. I wish the AJC would show them a little respect and post a clip of the ending. It was unbelievable. Dunk, Block Dunk and 3-pointer at the buzzer with three trees in the shooters face to win it. Newton has heart and they play great defense. They haven’t allowed 60 points all season and they only give up around 45 per game. We all know that offense sells tickets, while defense wins ball games. Let’s go Rams!!!

EAGLE89

March 9th, 2010
4:54 pm

Hey Eagles1, man you must be a Millionare i was just thinking the same thing. Milton and Newton are getting all the hype but The Big Orange&Blue gets no respect.Like you said who has a better record over the last 5yrs? We played The Big 5A Schools and did what to them? Then we go undefeated in the state of Ga, and nobody recognizes that and then we go out of state to represent Ga. and nobody is talking about CHS but you can’t take those wins and Championships away from us. Get ready Macon here we come

Pope UGA XXIII

March 9th, 2010
5:02 pm

Pope UGA may be in for a big-g-g-g treat in 2010..
GACS (boys & girls) have to be the odds-on favorites
in AA, and my alma mater of Newton COUNTY – thank
you very much – has got a decent chance in AAAAA.
Rick Rasmussen is a very *team-oriented* coach like
his famous mentor, Ron Bradley.
Add this to Dennis Felton being gone in Athens, and
it’s been a very pleasing year for roundball with the teams
I support.

bodog

March 9th, 2010
5:20 pm

TO; ME BEING ME, you sure think a lot of n. hall. tell me why you think they will beat lagrange?

CHS 96'

March 9th, 2010
5:24 pm

Columbia Boys and Girls State Champions !

CHS 1991

March 9th, 2010
5:37 pm

How bout the Eagles!!!!! Go Columbia!!!!!!

Catlawson

March 9th, 2010
5:55 pm

Vidalia Lady Indians & Norcross Lady Blue Devils will each make it to the FINALS in their class

GWINNETT FAN # 1

March 9th, 2010
7:34 pm

Pope UGA XXIII -GACS Boys best in the state–I hope GACS and BUFORD girls
get to play again–It will another great game but it’s BUFORD turn to win.BUFORD won at home and GACS at home 2 times. Vidalia is very good but we the Buford fans are all pulling for a GACS win !!

Joe

March 9th, 2010
8:46 pm

Boys (finals)

Westlake over Milton (5A)
Mays over Miller Grove (4A)
Columbia over North Hall (3A)
GAC over Jefferson (2A)
Wilcox over Whitefield (1A)

Girls (finals)

Westlake over Redan (5A)
SWD over Dutchtown (4A)
Kendrick over LaGrange (3A)
GAC over Buford) (2A)
Wesleyan over SCA (1A)

John

March 9th, 2010
8:47 pm

Let’s Go Mays.

WAR GOAT

March 9th, 2010
8:53 pm

NEWTON WILL AAAAA STATE CHAMPS

WAR GOAT

March 9th, 2010
8:54 pm

NEWTON WILL WIN AAAAA STATE CHAMPS

MHSRaider09

March 9th, 2010
8:57 pm

Joe, as much as i would LOVE 2 see that happen, I dnt think it will.. but lets go raiders!

westlake fan

March 9th, 2010
9:00 pm

westlake boys and girls will bring home the trophy this year. GO LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tj

March 9th, 2010
9:01 pm

Buzztime, come on, be a homer and at least predict Newton will win! Michael, at least you finally mentioned Newton. I am not sure anyone would know Newton existed if they are reading any of your blogs. Yes we have a basketball team and a pretty good one at that!!!! I am a 79 grad and can’t wait to see the game against the almighty, all ready annointed state championship Milton team! By the way my wife graduated from MIlton and this will be a fun game!

tj

March 9th, 2010
9:03 pm

WAR GOAT, You Rock!! Go Rams!!!

Phaleck09

March 9th, 2010
9:18 pm

Columbia Eagles has arguably the best basketball program in the state of Georgia. No disrespect to the other schools, but I mean c’mon. No one talks about Columbia. Who writes these articles for ajc…..ALL the top teams in 5A need to come down to Zone 6 and check out the Decatur Boys. We’ve had the best record to my knowledge in the past 5 years combined than any other school in Georgia. Columbia is what I believe the BEST team in the state hands down! And if any of you want to challenge that then bring it!

Phaleck09

March 9th, 2010
9:20 pm

Shout out to our girls too who are on the verge of winning their first state championship!….. GO EAGLES

westlake

March 9th, 2010
9:59 pm

i cant wait til friday when westlake win that champ 5a lol shout out to chad

Dylan

March 9th, 2010
10:01 pm

Tomorrow can’t get here soon enough!!

GO LADY BRUINS!!!!

bodog

March 9th, 2010
10:40 pm

CHS’96 IF COLUMBIA IS THE BEST TEAM IN GEORGIA; THEN THEY DID NOT REPRESENT GA VERY WELL WITH 5 OTHER TEAMS THIS YEAR. ALL 5 TEAMS WERE BETTER THAN COLUMBIA…NO DOUBT……SO YOU MAY BE BEST IN GA, BUT I DON’T THINK SO, AND HOWEVER YOU ARE NOT THE BEST ANY WHERE ELSE. SO DON’T BRAGG TOO MUCH BECAUSE YOU CAN BE BEAT ON ANY GIVEN DAY ; JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE……..

JuniorCHS94

March 9th, 2010
11:04 pm

ALL THIS TALK ABOUT EVERYONE AND NO ONE TALKS THE FACTS. COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL (BOYS) IS ONE OF THE ONLY TEAMS IN THE NATION TO HOLD YATES (HOUSTON, TX THE NUMBER ONE RANKED HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TEAM IN THE NATION FOOLS) TO UNDER 100 POINTS. CHECK OUT MAXPREPS.COM. 2106 COLUMBIA DRIVE DECATUR, GA IS HOME TO THE BEST TEAM IN THE STATE AND THE ONLY TEAM FROM GEORGIA RANKED IN THE USA’S TOP 25 PREP SCHOOL POLLS. SO LAGRANGE CAN BE UNDEFEATED, WHO HAVE YOU PLAYED? WE GONE MESSOVER WESTOVER. AND BODOG SHUT THE HE!! UP. ALL FIVE LOSSES CAME TO STATE CHAMPIONS ELSEWHERE. HAVE YOU HEARD OF OAK HILL FROM VIRGINIA, YATES FROM TEXAS, OR BISHOP GORMAN FROM NEVADA? NO BECAUSE YOUR SORRY A__ GEORGIA TEAM WASN’T INVITED TO PLAY AT THAT LEVEL. HANDS DOWN WE HAVEN’T LOST 20 GAMES IN FIVE SEASONS. WATCH WHAT WE BRING TO BIBB COUNTY SUCKERS.

JuniorCHS94

March 9th, 2010
11:18 pm

OH YEAH I MUST HAVE FORGOT!!! WHAT UP TRAVIS!! YOU DUNKIN ON THE WHOLE SEC THIS YEAR!!! YOU AND JEREMY GOT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS!!! AND SHOUTS OUT TO ANY POINT GAURD THAT MAKES IT OVER HALF COURT WITH THE BALL AGAINST COLUMBIA’S DEFENSE. I RESPECT YOU. THOSE ORANGE AND BLUE GNATS AND MOSQUITOES TEND TO GET ON THE OPPOSITION’S POINT GAURD WINDSHIELD QUITE OFTEN!!! LOW WIPER FLUID!!! APPLE TURNOVERS!!!! NEWS FLASH!! 9TH GRADE YES 9TH GRADE POINT GUARD LEADS THE COUNTY IN ASSISTS!!! TAJ IS 14. THE BOY CAN’T DRIVE A CAR BUT MANAGED TO STEER HIS TEAM TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT 14. YALL GOT THREE MORE YEARS TO DEAL WITH HIM!!! JAMAL IS ONE YEAR IN FRONT OF HIM!!! AND JERSHON AND TANK LOOK LIKE BATMAN AND ROBIN ON THE COURT!!!! THIS AIN’T GOTHAM CITY THOUGH. IT’S DECATUR SUCKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JuniorCHS94

March 9th, 2010
11:28 pm

ONE MORE THING I’D LIKE TO MENTION. HOW MANY SCHOOLS HAS KOBE BRYANT COME TO LOOK AT JUST BECAUSE HE SAW THEM MOLLYWOP ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL ON ESPN!!!!! HE BEEN TO OUR GYM BEFORE!!!! GOOGLE IT NON-BELIEVERS. THAT’S RIGHT KOBE CAME TO WATCH OUR BOYS PLAY BEFORE!!!! MUST BE SOMETHING TO SEE!!!! HELL NONE OF THE HAWKS CAME TO SEE US PLAY BUT KOBE COMES ALL THE WAY FROM LA TO SEE THESE BOYS PLAY IN A GYM WHERE THE AIR CONDITIONING WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TOO. THAT’S A BIG SWITCH FROM THE STAPLES CENTER. KOBE LEBRON, KOBE LEBRON 24, 23 YALL FOOLS REMEMBER ME!!!! YEAH BUDDY ROLLIN LIKE A BIG SHOT, TEAM TURNED UP LIKE A DUKE BLUE DEVILS MASCOT, JERSHON OUTSIDE, TANK INSIDE, TAJ SHOOK EM AT HALFCOURT, LEFT HIS MOUTH WIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joe

March 9th, 2010
11:39 pm

@MHSRaider09

Yes hopefully Mays can win the Boys 4AAAA Championship we haven’t won it since winning back to back state titles in 04 and 05. Let’s Go Raiders.

JuniorCHS94

March 9th, 2010
11:40 pm

Phaleck09

March 10th, 2010
12:40 am

hahahaha..dont hurt bodog too much JuniorCHS94. That’s straight FIRE!!!!!!!

Walker, Texas Ranger

March 10th, 2010
8:05 am

Gwinnett Fan, GAC won at Buford