The Fayette County boys team is on a streak of seven straight 20-2in seasons, including going a combined 55-6 over the past two years. So it’s noteworthy that they’re off to a difficult start – they’re 1-2 – though it might say more about their strength of schedule than it does their strength of program.
The two losses came to AA power Greater Atlanta Christian and four-time AAAAA champion Miller Grove. Neither of those games was close at the end, but the Tigers, who have two seniors and eight juniors on their roster, got in the win column with a win over AAAAAA Parkview last week.
Turnovers fuel Carrollton girls: The Carrollton girls whipped Oxford (Ala.) 61-32 in their season opener Nov. 30, forcing 38 turnovers. Carrollton built a 28-point lead in the third quarter. Senior guard Kenyata Hendrix scored 16 points to go with four steals, and Brooklyn Emory added 12 points.
Hot start for Cross Creek girls: Keyed by Ashleigh Outler and Breanna Bryant, Cross Creek has sprinted to a 3-0 start. The most impressive win is a 58-50 overtime triumph in the season opener against Alcovy. Outler and Bryant are each averaging 16 points per game.
Chestatee thriving on inside-outside balance: The Chestatee girls are 4-1, getting strong inside play from maegan Kenimer, who is averaging 12 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Kenimer, who faces regular double-team defenses, is one of three Lady War Eagle players averaging double-figure points. Sam Brown is scoring 11 points per game, and perimeter shooter is averaging 10 ppg.
Underclassmen shine for Marist girls: The Marist girls went 1-1 in the Rome tournament two weeks ago – losing to AAAAA Hillgrove and beating Paulding County. The Lady War Eagles got solid early play from a trio of underclassmen. Kelsey Carrier, Brianna Bell and Dominique Oden all averaged double-figure scoring in the first two games.
Conner, Price lead Walnut Grove boys: The Walnu Grove boys are 1-3 heading into a big test tonight against Lanier. DeMarghaiy Conner scored 18 points and Adrian Price scored 18 points with 15 rebounds as Walnut Grove picked up its first win last week over Social Circle. Conner took five charges in an earlier loss to Brookwood. They led in the fourth quarter against Central Gwinnett, a 56-41 loss, and had saw Loganville pull away with free throws.