The Columbia boys’ loss to South Atlanta Friday night was the Eagles’ first regular-season region loss since 2005, according to records on prepcountry.com, and it ended the Eagles’ 16-game winning streak.
Emotional night: Carrollton senior Riley Criswell, who suffered a major knee injury during a tournament game on Dec. 27 in Florida, went to Friday night’s game against Columbus in a wheelchair, according to the Carrollton Times-Georgian, serving as inspiration for the Trojans in their 66-51 win. Carrollton, which lost four of its first five games after Criswell’s injury, has now won three straight.
And then there were two: Class AAAA is down to two unbeaten teams, both on the girls side. While Cross Creek and South Effingham each improved to 20-0 this week, the Glenn Hills boys suffered their first loss at the hands of Augusta rival Butler.
Moving up in Region 1: The Dougherty girls’ dramatic win over Monroe Friday night – a last-second layup by Monroe’s Key Key Price was nullified by an offensive foul call, according to the Albany Herald – pulled the Lady Trojans into a tie with Monroe for first place in 1-AAAA.
South Effingham gauntlet: The South Effingham girls play their last home game tonight against Richmond Hill. The Lady Mustangs won at Richmond Hill 50-45 back on Dec. 1, one of four close calls they’ve had on their way to a 20-0 record. After today, it’s four straight road games leading into the Region 3-AAAA tournament.
A grand milestone: Dutchtown’s Domonique Clune reached 1,000 career points during Tuesday’s win over Stockbridge.
Cardinal wins: The Jonesboro girls’ win over Spalding Friday night was their ninth straight and 14th in their last 15 games. They’re unbeaten since the calendar flipped over to 2013.