AAA basketball blog: Time for a little retribution

Payback, revenge, getting even, flipping the script … High school basketball, with its home-and-home setup, makes for lots of vengeance story lines, and in Class AAA, there has been no shortage lately.

First up, the Grady Grey Knights, who suffered a 59-57 loss to Druid Hills on Dec. 16. Friday night, the Knights exacted revenge and improved to 17-3 overall with a 78-62 win. The Knights won their sixth straight game and maintained their hold on first place in 5-AAA, Division A.

In 5-AAA, Division B, defending state champion Columbia is riding a 13-game winning streak after beating Arabia Mountain Tuesday. The Eagles, 19-1 overall and 8-0 in sub-region play, play Towers Tuesday with a chance to clinch the top spot in the sub-region. The Titans pose what would appear to be the most serious remaining threat to Columbia in the regular season.

Flipped script: The Haralson County boys’ only win so far came against Columbus back on Jan. 7. Friday night, Columbus’ Jevan Billinger surpassed 1,000 career points, scoring 16 as the Blue Devils got payback.

Flipped script, plural: The Carrollton boys beat Troup Tuesday to avenge their first loss loss in Region 6-AAA, but Friday night the Trojans fell 57-54 at home to Shaw, whom the Trojans beat by a point in overtime on Jan. 7. Torrion Brummitt scored 14 to lead three Shaw players in double figures.

The unbeatens
Westover tight rope act: The Westover girls continued to tip-toe the unbeaten high wire, beating Cairo 59-51 to improve to 21-0. 18 points from AuBre’Ana Moore. According to the Albany Herald, it was the 30th straight regular-season win for the Lady Patriots. Sixth win by less than 10 points this season

Double-0: Both Washington County teams remained undefeated with wins over Butler Friday night. The WACO girls won their 50th straight.

Closing in: The St. Pius girls entered Saturday’s non-region game against Chestatee at 17-3 and 8-0 in Region 5-AAA, Division A. The Lady Lions can sew up a top seed for the 5-AAA tournament with a win Tuesday against Riverwood, whom they beat 51-43 on Jan. 6.

Here’s to the little guy: 5-foot-7 Monroe Area point guard Ken Jackson entered the weekend with 1,630 career points. This season, Jackson is averaging 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the Hurricanes.

Irby dominates: Cartersville’s Kaelyn Irby continued her rampage in 7-AAA, scoring 27 points as the Lady Hurricanes beat Gilmer.

Coaches: Please send updates on your team to ajcaaablog@gmail.com

23 comments Add your comment

aarugha08

January 28th, 2012
11:27 am

Robert Wilson

January 28th, 2012
8:45 pm

Grady boys wins another one. Do not sleep on this team. They are 18-3

Insidelookingout

January 29th, 2012
4:13 am

How far will Grady go in the playoffs

Robert Wilson

January 29th, 2012
7:34 am

Grady is playing well right now.They could go far this year.They beat a good Woodward team on yesterday.

Number1Fan

January 29th, 2012
10:54 am

Way to go Westover High Lady Patriots…..AubreAna Moore is just a Freshman! Lady Pats go hard!

wow

January 29th, 2012
12:42 pm

Grady looks quite good; well coached, athletic but under control, run plays well, very good point guard, legitimate high D1 prospect at the power forward….beat a pretty good Woodward team yesterday. I would give them a fighting chance against Columbia in a state championship game.

Insidelookingout

January 29th, 2012
1:08 pm

Lol. Fighting chance. Can’t wait to see the eagles against Grady.

Insidelookingout

January 29th, 2012
1:12 pm

By the way Woodward academy is not that good. Very average team on most nights. I think towers may beat Grady or even washington in the playoffs

Robert Wilson

January 29th, 2012
3:29 pm

Time will tell. Towers does not have the size Grady have. Washington is very good. Should be a good game at the end of the season.

curiousmind

January 29th, 2012
5:55 pm

Columbia is a very humble team. They just take one game at a time and play well together as a team without boosting. Very well coached team.

Robert Wilson

January 29th, 2012
7:48 pm

You are right. They are well coached. They are the team to beat.

curiousmind

January 29th, 2012
8:42 pm

This will be an exciting Region playoff for Woodward, Grady, Towers, Columbia; Washington and Druid Hills. Anyone of these teams could make some noise in the State. What four do you think would advance?.

Robert Wilson

January 30th, 2012
5:39 am

It depend if they knock each other off. Columbia will make it. Grady have a chance.

EJ

January 30th, 2012
9:39 am

Never count out Westover or any school out of Albany and Southwest Ga.

ron

January 31st, 2012
7:38 am

The “Golden Hawks of Waco!!! The “House of Pain” once again!

ron

January 31st, 2012
7:43 am

Waco girls 71 Burke County 6! Can you believe it! Why not!!!

Public School Pete~

January 31st, 2012
1:23 pm

Going out on a limb here, but I got Columbia as State Champs Boys and Girls! Can’t say it hasn’t happend before!! Sorry WACA and Westover.. and I can’t believe anyone is talking about GRADY beating CHS..wow!!! now thats really funny!

Ga BBALL Fan

January 31st, 2012
6:10 pm

I think we have a repeat of last year with Colunbia boys and WACO girls.

Robert Wilson

January 31st, 2012
11:48 pm

Grady is going to tough. They won tonight they are 19-3.

Rodney Valentine

February 1st, 2012
8:31 am

Having seen WACO play twice this year, I can say that they could be in big trouble.. no inside game and a limited bench could be a problem down the road. WACO and Columbia will be a good championship game , but I think this is Columbia’s year they are to deep 1-12, and just as athletic and aggresive at all five positions.

Robert Wilson

February 1st, 2012
8:05 pm

That tell you how tough 5AAA is. Grady is 19-3 and still have not wrap up the other side. It might come down to the last game of the year vs Washington.The gym will be packed.

Insidelookingout

February 4th, 2012
5:00 am

Aaa won’t get tough until the playoffs start. Let’s be realistic. And looking at Grady schedule, who have they besides Washington that’s decent

Insidelookingout

February 18th, 2012
10:50 pm

Where’s Robert Wilson. Grady lost 2 straight, don’t get quiet now big guy. Washing in beat them when it counts. So did towers who lost to Columbia by 40. My bad 39