Boys basketball: Saturday Holiday Roundup

By Craig Sager

Score Atlanta

Battle of the States (Hiawassee)

Dawson County 62, Murphy County 22: In the championship game Dawson County rolled to victory. Will Anglin had a team high 26 points, outscoring Murphy County by himself. Teammate Tyler Dominy scored 7 points for the Tigers and was named the tournament MVP. Dawson County remains a perfect 13-0.

Big Red Shootout (Gainesville)

Chattahoochee 59, Parkview 48: Markus Terry continued his impressive scoring exhibition by dropping 24 points in the 3rd place game of the shootout.

Lake City Classic (Allatoona)

Alexander 68, Central Gwinnett 63: In the Championship game Central Gwinnett fell short despite strong games from teammates Shaun Jones and Brian Egejuru. Jones scored 20 points and Egejuru scored 10. The duo earned all tournament honors, but Alexander was able to take home the hardware.

McDonalds Invitational (Tift County)

Archer 57, Marist 55: Two clutch free throws from Archer’s Randall Smith with 3.2 seconds remaining proved enough to stamp the win for the Tigers. Smith finished with a game high 26 points and teammate Nafis Floyd scored 10 points. Marist standout Quinton Stephens scored 25 in the loss.

Union Grove Holiday Tournament

Woodland Henry 62, Locust Grove 33: In the 3rd place game of the Tournament Mark Bussey provided the victorious Wolfpack with an 18 point performance. Woodland Henry was able to distance themselves early in the second half from their 29-19 halftime lead.

Woodward Academy 73, Monticello 61: Solomon Mangham recorded a monster of a championship game for the victorious War Eagles. Mangham scored 25 points while hauling in 15 rebounds. Teammate Trey Williams scored 15 points as Woodward Academy grabs 1st place of the Union Grove Holiday Tournament.

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Max Sizemore

December 30th, 2012
2:06 pm

From the Orlando Sentinel:

South Atlanta won the Silver Bracket final of the Great Florida Shootout with a 58-46 win over St. Michaels of Toronto. The win was its third straight in the tournament.

In the Gold Bracket, McEachern (5-7) upset Oviedo (12-2) 67-63 to win the third-place game. The Indians were led by Deonta Patterson who MADE ALL EIGHT OF HIS THREE-POINT SHOTS to finish with 30 points.

In other games involving Georgia teams, East Hall lost 72-69 to St. Petersburg for its third straight loss in the Silver Bracket. And Morgan County lost 65-51 to Boone to place sixth in the Kingdom of the Sun tournament.

In the Know

December 30th, 2012
3:52 pm

In the Villages Tournament (Florida), Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (9-2) defeated Wesleyan (5-8) 53-39, to take home the championship.


December 30th, 2012
6:33 pm

Athens Christian beat Jefferson (AA), South Gwinnett (AAAAAA), and Grayson (AAAAAA) in three consecutive nights to win the Walnut Grove Christmas Tournament. William Jackson (ACS) was the tournament MVP


December 30th, 2012
8:11 pm

AC is a AAAA school at least pulling kids from other schools


December 30th, 2012
9:33 pm

@black: ACS is a private school… Would u like them to put a hospital on campus so that the kids can be born there instead of getting kids from other schools? They have 200 kids to choose from. South Gwinnett has 3,000. Which by the way, this ACS team has been together since 7th grade. If getting kids from other schools means u should play up 3 classes like u suggest then I guess that makes Wheeler and Norcross and Milton a 9A school right?


December 30th, 2012
9:49 pm

@black: and ACS only has one D1 player from what I’ve seen… If they were recruiting as u suggest, then they need to hire a better recruiting coordinator… Is David Boyd available? Oh and Wheeler has 3 guys ranked in top 25 on ESPN, and they are a public school. Man they must be lucky!


December 30th, 2012
9:52 pm

Did I hear someone say Archer boys should be ranked in the top 10 in 6A? Saw them and Mill Creek in Tift xmas tourney and wasn’t impressed with neither. The Archer point guard committed to Jacksonville State had 2pts in a blowout loss to Valdosta. The 5′8 point guard from Valdosta had 40pts against Archer!!!

Harold Harden

December 31st, 2012
10:55 am

Lovejoy boys basketball team earned the third-place in the Indian Shootout in Fort Walton Beach, Florida by defeating the host team Choctawhatchee Indians 66 to 40. In the first round Lovejoy defeated South Anchorage 57 to 21 and fell short in the second round to Fort Walton Beach 46 to 44.


December 31st, 2012
6:47 pm

@athens u can’t brag about AC when they are proving to get kids from Franklin co and athens middle school. I didn’t see any d 1 players on Grayson or SG beside football player. What’s your point?


December 31st, 2012
6:49 pm

How many of 200 kids at AC are athletes? I would suggest over 70 % so get some facts and then we can talk.


January 2nd, 2013
1:15 pm

@ Black: Again, where would you like AC students to be from then? IT IS A PRIVATE SCHOOL. Please, make a suggestion. And they are not “getting” kids, parents are choosing to take their kids out of bad schools (like franklin county, clarke central, cedar shoals). And you may be correct that 70% of ACS kids “play sports” , but I would argue that only about 2% are actually “athletes” that even have a chance at playing at the next level. If I had a kid who was a good basketball player, and my choice was to either have them attend Franklin County (where he will behind when he gets to college….IF he can even get to college after going to high school there) or a private school with an established winning program and a better education…its a no branier.


January 2nd, 2013
4:43 pm

In response to Dost dawg comment on Archer. If you were there then you know how horrible the officials were in that game. I never blame a loss totally on the refs and not saying archer lost all do to the refs but you didnt point out the other stats like 1st qtr. 16 fouls called and 12 of the 16 called on archer. The Pg Randall Smith sat out most of the game in foul trouble along with the other starters who where in foul trouble as well playing with 3-4 fouls each before halftime. As bad as the refs called the game was still in reach because Randall S put on a passing clinic and Archers other scoring threat Brian Hamlet went for 36. I am glad you have that opinion of Archer because they will use your comments as a challenge. Thanks for the motivation I will make sure they read this post.