No. 1 Miller Grove, No. 2 Mays on collision course

Here are some of the top Class AAAAA games to watch in the next-to-last full week of the regular season:

Boys

*Mays at Miller Grove (Friday): Last week, the No. 1 and No. 2 girls teams squared off in a Region 6-AAAAA game, with Tucker edging Stephenson 46-45. Now it’s the boys’ turn as top-ranked Miller Grove faces No. 2 Mays for the second time this season. Miller Grove won the first contest 68-58 on Dec. 11 and can clinch the subregion title with a victory. Miller Grove enters the week with an eight-game winning streak, while Mays has won six straight since an 80-78 loss to Lakeside-DeKalb on Jan. 8.

*Northside-Columbus at Bainbridge (Friday): The top two teams in Region 1-AAAAA will be meeting for the second time this season, with Northside looking to avenge a 68-59 loss to the Bearcats on Jan. 12. These teams have taken turns appearing in the state rankings over the past few weeks, and the winner of this game is a good bet to earn recognition in the updated rankings on Sunday.

Girls

*Miller Grove at Southwest DeKalb (Tuesday): Southwest DeKalb earned its way into the rankings this week at No. 9, and the Panthers have a chance to prove they belong there when they host No. 3 Miller Grove. The Wolverines won both previous meetings this season, but Southwest DeKalb can move into a virtual tie for first place in 6-AAAAA Division B with a victory.

*Pope at Kell (Saturday): No. 5 Kell has been jockeying all season with No. 10 Osborne for the top spot in 7-AAAAA Division B, but the Longhorns can’t afford to overlook third-place Pope. The Greyhounds, who are 10-2 since a 5-4 start, trail the subregion leaders by one game in the loss column. It will be a challenging week for Pope, which also faces No. 6 Creekview on Tuesday.

Schedule

Here’s who the top 10 boys and girls teams play on Tuesday:

Boys

#1 Miller Grove at Southwest DeKalb

#2 Mays at M.L. King

#3 Allatoona vs. Woodland-Cartersville

#4 Effingham County vs. Groves

#5 Lithia Springs does not play

#6 Tucker at Dunwoody

#7 Sequoyah vs. Kell

#8 McIntosh vs. Creekside

#9 Mount Zion-Jonesboro vs. Forest Park

#10 Bainbridge vs. Lee County

Girls

#1 Tucker at Dunwoody

#2 Stephenson at Clarkston

#3 Miller Grove at #9 Southwest DeKalb

#4 McIntosh vs. Creekside

#5 Kell at Sequoyah

#6 Creekview vs. Pope

#7 Flowery Branch vs. Clarke Central

#8 Cedar Shoals vs. Gainesville

#10 Osborne vs. Cambridge

4 comments Add your comment

swatguy

January 29th, 2013
10:30 pm

Floyd Mack is the best coach in the state of georgia. He takes what is there and molds them to a top team.

Mr. Wolverine

January 30th, 2013
9:35 am

@swatguy. I can agree to say that Floyd Mack is a good coach, but far from the best in the state of Georgia. I would say my guy, coach White at MG is the best coach in the state (at this moment).

Case in point, look at MG’s team this season? Zero returning starters, and one letterman, and MG still is the top team in the state of Georgia.

Still a lot of basketball to be played. I know we call all agree that the best basketball and other sports like football and track are played in Region-6 AAAAA.

Look forward to Friday.

bigmanharris

January 30th, 2013
5:28 pm

I played against a Mack coached team in 97 and have watched his teams with varying talent levels over the years. To me he is right there as the best coach

MGHSFAN

January 31st, 2013
11:55 am

As a MillerGrove fan, i will say that while Coach white is a hell of a coach, FLoyd Mack is by far the best Coach, as it relates to working with the talent he has. Look at the team he got to the state finals two years ago. MillerGrove won the game but wow…FLOYD MACK