The Woodland girls won their 19th straight Friday night, winning 52-42 at Dutchdown, and the streak has been keyed with defense. Prior to Friday, the Lady Wolves (20-1) had held 10 their previous 11 opponents under 40 points, and they’ve only allowed 50 points in four of 21 games.
Still unbeaten: South Effingham survived a late challenge from visiting Statesboro Friday night to remain unbeaten at 18-0. Tianna Germain scored 31 points, her fourth 30-point game of the season. South Effingham is one of two unbeaten teams in AAAA – the other is Augusta’s Cross Creek.
Recovering nicely: The Dalton girls lost three straight in December but have won eight in a row since, including Friday’s win over Southeast Whitfield to take over sole possession of first place in 7-AAAA Division B.
Friday night comeback: The Rutland boys kept pace with Westside-Macon atop the 2-AAAA standings Friday, and they did it the hard way. Rutland trailed by 19 against Veterans to start the fourth quarter before rallying for a 71-70 win according to the Macon Telegraph. Rutland has four players averaging 10 points or more.
Can anyone challenge the Columbia boys? Try Marist, which is 11-2, and the War Eagles’ two losses are by a combined three points, including a 46-45 loss to Columbia on Jan. 12. The two 6-AAAA schools face off again on Feb. 5.
Tight boys race in 5-AAAA: Shaw handed Fayette County its first region loss Friday night, and three teams (Shaw, Fayette and LaGrange) at the top of the region standings have one loss. LaGrange beat cross-town rival Troup 66-61 to keep pace, behind 20 points from Justyn Olson and 17 from Baron Smith, according to the LaGrange Daily News.