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Wednesday boys basketball scores

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Calvary Day 49, Windsor Forest 44

Collins Hill 53, Mountain View 35

Greater Atlanta Christian 72, Lithia Springs 60

Johns Creek 70, Northview 67

Montgomery County 63, Savannah Country Day 52

Peachtree Ridge 51, Norcross 50

Tift County 81, Eagle’s Landing 72

Trion 60, Cedartown 40

Wilcox County 78, Stewart County 68

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Wednesday girls basketball scores

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Armuchee 73, Cedartown 48

Darlington 61, Adairsville 23

Montgomery County 45, Savannah County Day 40

Norcross 57, Peachtree Ridge 32

Northview 61, Johns Creek 54

Stewart County 40, Wilcox County 20

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Maxwell Ratings: All 412 teams ranked for the final time

Here are the final Maxwell Ratings. Remember that the ratings place teams and assign ratings in a way that provide the best mathematical explanation of scores of games  during the full season. The objective is not to rank the teams where they ”deserve” to be based on their finish in the state playoffs.

All-Classification

1. Norcross 100.21

2. Lovejoy 89.8

3. North Gwinnett 89.05

4. Camden County 87.37

5. Sandy Creek 86.32

6. Grayson 85.48

7. Colquitt County 83

8. South Gwinnett 81.33

9. North Cobb 78.72

10. Lassiter 78.11

11. Lowndes 77.88

12. Buford 77.53

13. Parkview 77.37

14. Mill Creek 77.11

15. West Forsyth 76.78

16. Gainesville 76

17. McEachern 75.74

18. Jefferson 75.21

19. Northside (Warner Robins) 74.06

20. Calhoun 73.84

21. Valdosta 73.39

22. M.L. King 72.72

23. Marietta 72.64

24. Burke County 72.31

25. Brookwood 72.3

Class AAAAAA

1.  Norcross  100.21

2.  Lovejoy  89.8

3.  North Gwinnett  89.05

4.  Camden County  87.37

5.  Grayson  85.48

6.  Colquitt …

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Grayson-Colquitt, North Gwinnett-Camden headline 2013 Corky Kell

Games between two of Gwinnett County’s top programs and two south Georgia powers will headline the lineup for the 2013 Corky Kell Classic.

The schedule for the event, to be played on Aug. 24 at the Georgia Dome, was announced last weekend during the state championship games. All 10 of the teams in the 2013 event participated this season, although most of the matchups have changed.

Colquitt County, which has made four consecutive appearances in the state semifinals, will play in the 2:30 p.m. game against Grayson, which won the 2011 state title and lost in the second round this season. North Gwinnett and Camden County, which both reached the state quarterfinals this season, will play in the 5:30 p.m. game.

Here is the complete schedule:

9 a.m. – Kell vs. Chattahoochee

11:45 a.m. – Peachtree Ridge vs. Walton

2:30 p.m. – Grayson vs. Colquitt County

5:30 p.m. – North Gwinnett vs. Camden County

8:30 p.m. – Brookwood vs. McEachern

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Lambs have most coaching victories among father-and-son pairs

Most victories by father-and-son pairs in Georgia:

411 – Lamb (Hal/Ray)

388 – Walker (Chip/Rodney)

371 – Walsh (Jim Jr./Jim Sr.)

360 – Davis (Robert Jr./Robert Sr.)

343 – Cravey (Jay/Buck)

333 – Maloof (Kevin/George)

288 – Maloof (Keith/George)

281 – Dorsey (Andy/Jimmy)

271 – Gruhn (Matthew/Bobby)

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National rankings: Norcross in top 10 in six polls

Norcross’ 15-0 finish and championship in Class AAAAAA earned the Blue Devils six Top 10 national rankings, peaking at No. 3 in MaxPreps’ poll.

Norcross is ranked No. 3 (MaxPreps), No. 5 (PrepNation), No. 6 (Rivals), No. 9 (CNN/SI and Fox), No. 10 (ESPN), No. 11 (iHigh) and No. 16 (CalPreps and USA Today).

Other than Rivals and MaxPreps, which rank a top 100, the only other Georgia team in the national rankings is Camden County, at No. 42 by Fox.

Rivals ranks Lovejoy at No. 43, Camden County at No. 44, North Gwinnett at No. 56, Grayson at No. 57 and Colquitt County at No. 71.

CalPreps ranks Lovejoy at No. 84, Sandy Creek at No. 91 and North Gwinnett at No. 99.

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Commerce over Jefferson was season’s biggest upset

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The regular season began with Commerce beating Jefferson. It ended with Loganville beating Gainesville. Five weeks later, Gainesville and Jefferson were holding state championship tropies, prompting at least a few people to ask: How did that happen? How did middling teams knock of eventual state champions?

We don’t have the answers, but we do have mathematical rating of the 25 most-hard-to-explain victories of the 2012 season.

These games may or may not have looked like upsets at the time. But looking back, they were.

Below, the computer Maxwell Ratings rate the Top 25 “Least Likely Results” as calculated using the end-of-season ratings, or basically the games that are the hardest to mathematically reconcile when comparing to the rest of the season.

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Three-time champion Tomberlin retiring at Effingham

Effingham County coach Rick Tomberlin is retiring after a 30-year career during which he won 236 games, nine region championships and three state titles.

“I have loved every minute,” Tomberlin told Frank Sulkowski of The Coastal Source. “I have some other opportunities away from coaching but will continue to live here in Effingham.”

Tomberlin, a native of Appling County who played at Florida State under Bobby Bowden, is one of 30 Georgia coaches with three or more GHSA state titles. He won his in 1994, 1996 and 1997 at Washington County, where he coached future NFL stars Takeo Spikes and Robert Edwards.

Tomberlin’s success at Washington County helped get him the most high-profile job in the state – at Valdosta – in 2006. He was 22-21 in four seasons there. Tomberlin’s Effingham teams finished 6-4, 2-8 and 6-5. Tomberlin’s final record is 236-118.

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Jeff Haws’ Top 10 List

Wow. How great was last weekend at the Dome? At The List HQ, we haven’t stopped talking about it yet.

How about Jefferson taking out Calhoun for its first title? Or Norcross getting the big one? Gainesville finally breaking through? And should Buford just get to start calling the Dome its second homefield at this point?

It was pretty awesome, and now we’re reflecting back on what was a fantastic postseason, as we all knew it would be, because we’re optimists like that.

There were great games throughout the state, building up to the Dome drama Friday and Saturday. What were the best games of the 2012 playoffs? Time to count it down …

10. AAAAAA first round: Parkview 20, Walton 17 (2 OT)

It was the first of two overtime wins for Parkview to open the playoffs, and Walton was the Panthers’ first victim. The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime session, and then Walton knocked in a short field goal after being stuffed near the goal line. After that, it just took …

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Tuesday boys basketball roundup

By Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

Dawson County 42, White County 38: Host Dawson County improved to 9-0 (3-0 Region 7-AAA) as senior point guard Gunnar Armstrong led the team with 17 points. Dawson County led 23-14 at the half, but White County drew to within one point at the end of the third period. Armstrong hit two 3-pointers in the final minute to put the visiting Warriors away. White County junior guard Spencer Adams led all scorers with 19 points.

M.L. King 74, Dunwoody 67: Host M.L. King led 51-50 heading into the fourth quarter but a Paul Jackson pass to Greg King for a dunk put the Lions up by five with three minutes left and ignited a mini-run that gave M.L. King a commanding 9-point lead it would not relinquish. M.L. King made 12 of 18 free throws in the fourth quarter to help put Dunwoody away. Sophomore forward Kevon Harris led M.L. King with 22 points and 11 rebounds while King, a junior forward, added 19 points and 10 boards.

Miller Grove 69, North Atlanta 60: …

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Tuesday girls basketball roundup

By Stephen Black

Score Atlanta

Chapel Hill 48, New Manchester 31: Senior point guard Ashley Chestnut led visiting Chapel Hill with 12 while freshman power forward Jazmine Lawrence scored 11. Coach Christopher Long’s Panthers (6-1) led 30-15 at the half.

M.L. King 64, Dunwoody 44: The host Lions improved to 3-7 (2-3 in Region 6-AAAAA) as junior guard Stephanie Silavong led the team with 20 points and sophomore forward/center Ariana Wiley contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds. M.L. King controlled the action throughout, leading by 17 at the start of the fourth quarter. “It was our most complete game of the year,” said head coach Jimmy Fields. “We played a really well-rounded game.”

Miller Grove 52, North Atlanta 5: Host Miller Grove played suffocating defense and led North Atlanta from the start. The Wolverines took an 18-1 lead after one period and a 28-3 edge at the half. Senior guard Tashi Thompson led Miller Grove with 17 points and Carissa Weaver had 12 points, eight …

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Tuesday boys basketball scores

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Boys

Armuchee 49, Adairsville 44

Baldwin 44, Hancock Central 38

Bremen 57, Haralson County 44

Cartersville 67, Woodland-Bartow 35

Chestatee 85, Lumpkin County 76

Dade County 85, Lumpkin County 73

Dawson County 42, White County 38

Glenn Hills 66, Aquinas 51

Heritage-Conyers 65, Salem 60

Jeff Davis 82, Telfair County 21

Jones County 70, Twiggs County 58

Jordan 74, Northside-Columbus 63

LaGrange 60, Callaway 53

Lowndes 70, Brooks County 60

M.L. King 74, Dunwoody 67

Manchester 82, Central-Talbotton 69

Miller Grove 69, North Atlanta 60

New Manchester 79, Chapel Hill 50

North Augusta (S.C.) 64, Grovetown 54

Northside-Warner Robins 79, Perry 76

Semin0le County 97, Lee County 59

Shaw 68, Kendrick 52

Stewart County 58, Chattahoochee County 47

Tattnall County 70, Southeast Bulloch 41

Towns County 60, Hiwassee Dam (N.C.) 51

Tucker 81, Southwest DeKalb 64

Villa Rica 83, Douglas County 75

W.D. Mohammed 77, B.E.S.T. Academy 49

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Tuesday girls basketball scores

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Girls

Central-Talbotton 47, Manchester 40

Chapel Hill 48, New Manchester 31

Chattahoochee County 39, Stewart County 24

Chestatee 53, Lumpkin County 32

Coretta Scott King 40, W.D. Mohammed 12

Cross Creek 55, Jackson-Atlanta 16

Dublin 73, Wheeler County 24

Flowery Branch 48, Gainesville 32

Franklin County 47, Jackson County 30

Hardaway 71, Carver-Columbus 55

Hart County 65, Oconee County 51

Heritage-Catoosa 53, Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe 46

Heritage-Conyers 41, Salem 39

Howard 50, Bleckley County 44

Jefferson 63, Tallulah Falls 37

Kendrick 75, Shaw 26

LaGrange 57, Callaway 37

Lowndes 67, Brooks County 39

Miller Grove 52, North Atlanta 5

North Murray 60, Christian Heritage 54

North Oconee 50, Morgan County 37

Northside-Columbus 67, Jordan 28

Rabun County 69, Murphy (N.C.) 39

Stephenson 54, Mays 28

Thomasville 54, Bainbridge 22

Toombs County 53, Vidalia 44

Towns County 72, Hiwassee Dam (N.C.) 63

Tucker 54, Southwest DeKalb 52

West Laurens 56, Northeast-Macon 42

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Class A Basketball: Plenty of girls, boys teams off to quick starts

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

Football season is done. Basketball season is now in full effect. Here are some news and notes to get things started.

BOYS

W.D. Mohammed is sizzling. The Caliphs are off to a torrid 9-0 start, 2-0 in Region 5, after claiming a 47-36 win over Pace Academy. It’s the best start for the boys team in school history. The squad is led by seniors Jihad Hameen and Hussein Clark, and junior Muhammad Hamilton. The Caliphs face winless AAA B.E.S.T. Academy tonight before competing in a holiday tournament next week. Region 5 play resumes on Jan. 8, at Pace Academy.

Excel Christian on the come up. Excel Christian of Cartersville is also off to its best start in school history, 9-1. The Eagles are looking to make the state playoffs for the first time since 2008 when they advanced to the second round of the state playoffs in spite of finishing the season with an unimpressive record of 15-14. In the three seasons following that post season appearance the …

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Swimming and diving: Top Cobb programs win at Quad meet

By Stephen Black

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Walton, Pope, Kell and Allatoona won their respective Cobb Quad meets Saturday at the Cobb Aquatic Center. Sixteen teams participated in the event and were divided into four 4-team divisions. … Walton won Division 1 in both boys and girls, totaling 868 points, ahead of Kennesaw Mountain’s 639. Lassiter took third and Harrison finished fourth. Walton won the girls meet with 444 points ahead of Kennesaw Mountain’s 368, while the Raider boys had 424 points to Lassiter’s 324. … Pope won Division 2 by taking the girls meet and coming in second in the boys meet behind Wheeler. Overall, however, Pope boasted 752.5 points to Wheeler’s 701. North Cobb came in third and Hillgrove took fourth. … In Division 3, Kell won the girls meet while North Cobb Christian took first in the boys meet. Kell, however, won the combined totals with 428 to Marietta’s 347. North Cobb Chrisitian took third, Campbell fourth and Sprayberry fifth. … In the boys meet, …

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