Greater ‘Toona: The Allatoona girls are putting together a season to be envied. Tuesday night, Allatoona ran its record to 17-1 with a 49-24 win over Pickens . The Lady Buccaneers are 4-0 in Region 7-AAA Division B, and they have 12 wins over teams from Class AAAAA and Class AAAA. The win over Pickens gave them sole possession of first place in the sub-region.
Showing signs: The Dalton girls’ overall record (11-5) isn’t as pretty as it was last year, when they were unbeaten all the way to the state championship before losing to Washington County, but the Lady Catamounts’ mark is a tad deceiving. Just one of the five losses is to a AAA team (Cartersville) and two others are to Class AAAA Northwest Whitfield. In 7-AAA Division A, Dalton entered Tuesday’s play 3-0 and in first place after a win last Friday over Heritage-Catoosa.
Utter dominance: The last two AAA state champions ran roughshod over struggling opponents Tuesday. Defending champion Washington County beat Burke County 71-6, the 47th straight win for the Lady Hawks. It was the seventh time in 15 games the Lady Hawks have topped 70 points. Allisha Gray put up a triple-double, scoring 30 points with 11 rebounds and 13 steals. Meanwhile, 2010 champ Columbia just missed a shutout, beating Cedar Grove 71-2. Washington County faces what should be its toughest test in 3-AAA Division A Friday night, when 17-2 Cross Creek visits Sandersville for a battle for sole possession of first place in the sub-region.
Strong recovery: Two years ago, Mikia Robinson of Veterans-Warner Robins was fighting to overcome a detached retina, and basketball was a secondary concern to caring for her vision. Now a senior, she’s recovered and leads the Lady Warhawks in scoring at 12.3 points per game, 3-pointers attempted and made, and in steals. Veterans was 8-8 overall and 5-5 in Region 2-AAA entering Tuesday night’s game at Perry.
Bounce-back win: After falling Saturday to Class AA Greater Atlanta Christian, the St. Pius girls got well Tuesday with a rout of Druid Hills.
Last unbeaten: The Washington County boys survived a defensive struggle to beat Burke County Tuesday in a battle of the last two undefeated teams in AAA. The Golden Hawks ran their record to 15-0 and took sole possession of first place in Region 3-AAA Division A.
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