Some of Georgia’s best boys teams will find out how they stack up nationally this week.
It started Monday, when Tift County put a scare into St. Anthony of New Jersey, which won its 78th straight game with a 60-54 victory in Springfield, Mass. St. Anthony is ranked No. 7 nationally by USA Today.
Tift, which dropped to No. 4 from No. 1 in Georgia’s AAAAAA rankings this week after a region loss to Coffee, led St. Anthony 49-44 early in the fourth quarter, but St. Anthony took the lead for good on a 3-point shot with 1:20 left.
Point guard Tadric Johnson scored 13 points and had nine assists. He made only two turnovers, but they came in the final minutes. Donell Tuff scored 17 points, and Brannen Greene, the Kansas signee, had 14 for Tift.
Here are a couple of articles on the game –
As we noted in the rankings this week, three Top 10 boys teams are playing Saturday at Norcross in the Hilton Invitational.
No. 1 North Cobb plays Carver of Montgomery, the No. 1 team overall in Alabama, according to MaxPreps.
No. 3 Wheeler plays Christ School (MaxPreps’ No. 25 team in North Carolina), and No. 6 Norcross goes against DeMatha (No. 3 in Maryland).
Meanwhile, No. 2 Shiloh is playing at the Monteverde Academy Invitational, a three-day tournament, beginning Thursday and opens with Orlando Christian Prep, the 27th-ranked team overall in Florida per MaxPreps.