Shiloh, Georgia’s top boys team so far in Class AAAAA, is back in action this week at Centennial, which is host to the Hoops in Overdrive tournament Friday and Saturday.
Shiloh (8-0) will play Carver of Montgomery on Friday in the 8:30 p.m. game. Carver was a Class 6A semifinal team in Alabama last season and features blue-chip guard Craig Sword, who has signed with Mississippi State, and 6-foot-6 forward Jeremy Johnson, who has an offer from Auburn.
Shiloh’s top player is 6-foot-8 Robert Carter, a Georgia Tech signee. Shiloh will play Rockdale County on Saturday. (See the Hoops in Overdrive schedule below.)
Another game of interest at Centennial will be Mary Persons against Osborne on Saturday at 7 p.m. Mary Persons’ top player is 6-7 forward Brannen Greene, a junior who recently committed to Kansas.
In Raleigh this week, Wheeler’s boys are playing in the 40-year-old HSOT.com Holiday Invitational and opened Wednesday against Kinston of North Carolina. This site should post results and schedules: http://varsity.kinston.com/articles/holiday-1807-invitational-school.html
In Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tevin Glass had 14 points and 11 rebounds in Milton’s 51-31 victory over Miami Senior in the first round of the Beach Ball Classic on Tuesday. Milton was scheduled to play Ballard of Kentucky on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
The brackets with boxscores of each game is online here: http://www.beachballclassic.com/Portals/0/stats/stats2011/brackets/boysbr11.htm
Norcross won the girls tournament, called the Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational, in Myrtle Beach before Christmas with a 54-53 victory over Spring Valley of South Carolina. Diamond Sheilds scored 27 points and made four 3-pointers in the final, which Norcross trailed 32-21 at halftime. Spring Valley was ranked No. 2 nationally by Max Preps and No. 7 by USA Today.
Norcross beat Stephenson 56-40 in the semifinals. DeShields had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Tori Carter had seven steals. Stephenson’s Kaliyah Mitchell had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Another girls tournament to watch this week is the Deep South Classic, which begins Wednesday at Brookwood. The tournament, which began 20 years ago, has boys and girls teams, but from a AAAAA perspective, the girls should be more intriguing as North Cobb (7-3) and Hillgrove (9-1) are ranked in the top 10 of the coaches poll.
Here are the schedules for that tournament:
Girls – http://www.deepsouthclassic.com/dsc.nsf/GirlsSchedule?OpenView
Boys – http://www.deepsouthclassic.com/dsc.nsf/BoysSchedule?OpenView
Hoops in Overdrive schedule
Centennial High School, Roswell
1 p.m. – Faith Baptist (Fla.) vs. Christian Faith (N.C.)
2:30 p.m. – Luella vs. Blount (Ala.)
4 p.m. – IMG (Fla.) vs. Quality Education (N.C.)
5:30 p.m. – Centennial vs. Lee (Ala.)
7 p.m. – Jonesboro vs. Rockdale County
8:30 p.m. – Shiloh vs. Carver (Ala.)
10 a.m. – IMG (Fla.) vs. Christian Faith (N.C.)
11:30 p.m. – Morgan County vs. Lee (Ala.)
1 p.m. – Monroe vs. Blount (Ala.)
2:30 p.m. – Jonesboro vs. Centennial
4 p.m. – Wenoanah (Ala.) vs. Lovejoy
5:30 p.m. – Quality Education (N.C.) Faith Baptist (Fla.)
7 p.m. – Mary Persons vs. Osborne
8:30 p.m. – Shiloh vs. Rockdale County