AAAA basketball: Shamsid-Deen shines for Columbia

The Columbia boys closed out the Memphis/Atlanta Roundball Classic over the weekend with a win over Germantown (Tenn.). Tahj Shamsid-Deen scored 25 points for the Eagles, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The 10-game event finished with five wins on each side. Eagle’s Landing got 20 points from Eric Wortham in its second game Saturday, but the Eagles lost to Melrose 73-53.

In 6-AAAA girls play, Chamblee is 4-0 behind stellar play from Candace Rhodes, who scored 20, 19 and 16 points in the first three wins …

Dalton standout Maddie Howell has missed three games with an ankle injury. Without her, the Lady Catamounts suffered their first loss on Dec. 1, but bounced back with wins over Coahulla Creek and Pickens. Howell, who is averaging 18 points per game, is expected back against Cass tonight …

Price is right for Monroe: The Monroe girls are off to a 7-0 start, including a win last week over Crisp County in a game that featured two of the state’s better players. Crisp’s Nasheema Oliver scored 20 points but Keke Price and Monroe walked away with the victory …

The Monroe boys escaped overtime against Albany with a win and maintained the school’s double-unbeaten streak. The Tornadoes have walked the tightrope, though. The last three wins, over Americus-Sumter, Albany and Crisp County, have come by a combined eight points …

Early surprise in 4-AAAA: The Woodland girls are 7-1 and have won six straight since a close loss to Class AAAAA McIntosh. Among the wins is a triumph over Jonesboro …

No surprise in 5-AAAA: The dogfight on the 5-AAAA girls side seems to be coming together as anticipated. Carrollton and LaGrange are each 4-0, Sandy Creek is 4-1 and Columbus 3-1 …

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Max Sizemore

December 11th, 2012
3:49 pm

Anyone know if Tahj Shamshid-deen is related to Muhammad Shamsid-Deen, who was an excellent running back whom I believe played at McNair HS.


December 11th, 2012
4:41 pm

Who are the Lions? Did you mean Columbia Eagles?


December 11th, 2012
8:54 pm

Muhammad Shamsid-Deen went on to have a solid collegiate career at Tennessee-Chattanooga.

Left Coast Dawg

December 11th, 2012
8:54 pm

@Max – yes he is related.

Left Coast Dawg

December 11th, 2012
8:55 pm

….and an NFL look with the Seahawks @ Lakerman


December 14th, 2012
5:42 am

Or is he related to Abdul Shamsid-Deen who played for the Providence Friars in the late 80’s and lives in Metro Atlanta??