The No. 2 Washington County girls continued to roll, beating Jefferson County 87-31 on Friday. The Golden Hawks have now won 18 straight games and improved to 19-1 overall and 5-0 in Region 3.
Shon Kitchens continued her great season with a double-double: 27 points and 10 rebounds. Tierra Murray added 20 for the Hawks, who jumped out to a 27-7 first-quarter lead and never allowed Jefferson County to get started.
During the win streak Washington County has won its games by an average of 21 points. The streak includes a pair of one-point victories over Thomson and Northside Warner Robins.
Buford girls ready for big test
The No. 1 ranked Buford girls will get a true look at where they stand today when they host Class AA No. 1 Wesleyan.
The two powers have dominated basketball in their respective divisions. Buford won three state titles from 2009-2011 and lost in the final to Lovett in 2012. Wesleyan has won five straight titles and nine of the last 11 years.
Wesleyan beat Buford 58-53 in the Peach State Invitational in December. Buford (14-3) has won eight straight games. The Wolves start a lineup that includes four Div. I commitments – Kaela Davis (Georgia Tech), Mackenzie Darrah (Elon), Kristina Nelson (Notre Dame) and junior Bree Horrocks (Purdue).
Davis learned this week that she is one of 15 players from Georgia nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago.
Carver boys coming on strong
Teams in Region 2 better not sleep on the Carver Columbus boys. The Tigers have an ugly overall record (10-9) but are 8-1 in the league.
Carver won again on Friday night when Kimiun Woods scored 15 points to lead an 80-49 rout at Pike County. Four other players scored nine or more points.
Coach Warren Beaulah’s Carver team has split two games with Central Macon, its main competition in the subregion, and has defeated Henry County, the best team in the other subregion. Carver plays Henry County again on Feb. 1.
Callaway boys grab undisputed lead in Region 4
The Region 4-leading Callaway boys won a important league game against Douglass on Friday. The 79-72 overtime victory improved the Cavaliers region-leading record to 9-1.
Callaway (10-6) got 24 points from Nehemiah Jones and 14 each from Perry Godwin and Dre Martin in the win.
Callaway had been tied with Douglass for first place The Cavs blew a five-point fourth-quarter lead, but outscored the Astros 9-2 in overtime.
Weather threat causes postponements
The threat of ice that cancelled many north Georgia schools on Friday also played havoc with the basketball schedule. Most of the games in Region 5, 7 and 8 were postponed, since most schools don’t allow athletic contests when school is cancelled due to weather-related closures.
The Georgia High School Association recognized the problem, especially this late in the basketball season, and announced Friday that schools will be permitted to make up games on any weeknight. Fans should check with their schools to see when those games will be playe