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War Eagle Classic: Scores/Schedule

War Eagle Classic

At Woodward Academy

Boys

Friday, Dec. 20

Westminster Christian (Fla.) 49, Westminster 45

Woodward Academy 92, Southwest Atlanta Christian 67

Saturday, Dec. 21

Centennial 81,  Southwest Atlanta Christian 38

Woodward Academy 59, Westminster Christian (Fla.) 54

Girls

Friday, Dec. 20

Woodward Academy 53, Westminster 51

Morgan County 57, North Clayton 28

Saturday, Dec. 21

Mundy’s Mill 55, North Clayton 35

Morgan County 41, Woodward Academy 35

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DeKalb County Pre-Holiday Tournament: Game details

Boys

Mon., Dec. 23

Final

Stone Mountain 74, Chamblee 59: Chris Jones scored 20 points and had six assists, leading Stone Mountain to the tournament title. Damani Walker contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds to the winning effort.

Sat., Dec. 21

Stone Mountain 55, Arabia Mountain 38: Stone Mountain was led by point guard Javier Canty’s 18 points and four assists ad three steals while forward Damani Walker grabbed 11 boards. The Pirates led 22-18 at the half, but outscored Arabia Mountain 17-11 in the third quarter to take a commanding 39-29 lead heading in the final period.

Friday, Dec. 20

Stone Mountain 67, McNair 53: In Stone Mountain’s first round matchup at Southwest DeKalb High School, the Pirates took a 30-16 lead into the half. Damani Walker led the scoring with 23 points and added a team-high nine rebounds. Teammate Marquez Hinton dished out four assists and scored 21 points.

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Class A Blog: W.D. Mohammad’s Hamilton-Blake best back court tandem?; Greenforest’s “other” freshman; NCC vs. GAC

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

Is there a better guard combination in Class A than W.D. Mohammad’s Muhammad Hamilton and Nigel Blake?

Caliphs’ head coach Farad Abdur-Rahman doesn’t think so.  Hamilton, a senior who has committed to Tuskegee, was already a known commodity in Class A and beyond as one of the state’s top complete guards. But Blake, a freshman, is beginning to make a name for himself as well. The two are combining to score 48 points per game with the 5-foot-11 Hamilton averaging 25 and Blake, 5-8, averaging 23.

“[Blake] can flat out play,” Rahman said. “He wasn’t with us over the summer, but he has come in since school started and has fit right in. You should see these two go to work.”

Abdur-Rahman said Blake has allowed Hamilton, an all-state selection last season, to showcase even more of his game because now he can play off of the ball, while Blake handles the point guard duties. This, Abdur-Rahman said, makes the Caliphs a better team …

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Cedar Grove boys race to fast start

The Cedar Grove boys take an undefeated record and high expectations to Albany this weekend for the U-Save-It Tournament, which should provide the Saints with an idea of where they stand going into the second half of the season.

The Saints are 6-0 with impressive wins over St. Pius and Woodward Academy, the team teams that played for the Region 6-AAA title a year ago. Cedar Grove features a typical James Martin-coached team, one that plays hard on defense to the very end.

“We try to play hard and we try to play great defense,” the veteran coach said. “And everybody knows pretty much what’s going to happen when we walk in the gym.”

Cedar Grove’s top two returners are juniors Kenneth Lewis, who averages 15.2 points, and Christopher Frederick, who averages 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.2 assists. Fredrick is still rounding into shape after playing football.

The Saints also get contributions from sophomore Jacari Cross (10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.2 …

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Saturday basketball scores

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Saturday, Dec. 14

Boys

Blessed Trinity 56, Riverwood 36

Brookstone 68, Chattahoochee County 62

Calhoun 64, Pepperell 43

Chattooga 66, Morris Innovative 12

Clarke Central 67, Cedar Shoals 61

Collins Hill 56, Shiloh 53

Columbia 67, Kell 46

Dawson County 53, Pacelli 40

Hillgrove 71, Cartersville 70

Johnson-Gainesville 83, Flowery Branch 62

Newnan 59, LaGrange 58

Northgate 69, Our Lady of Mercy 48

North Murray 72, Southeast Whitfield 51

Riverdale 55, Locust Grove 38

Sprayberry 65, Walker 44

Stockbridge 66, Henry County 54

Stone Mountain 66, Druid Hills 43

Walton 83, Campbell 58

White County 63, Riverside Military 36

Whitefield Academy 72, Providence Christian 29

Girls

Buford 49, Columbia 44

Dawson County 74, Pacelli 5

Grady 58, Banneker 48

Henry County 75, Stockbridge 45

Hiram 55, South Cobb 37

Jackson-Atlanta 67, Rockmart 30

Norcross 63, Peachtree Ridge 40

Northgate 44, Our Lady of Mercy 35

North Paulding 47, South Paulding 32

Riverwood 66, Blessed …

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Friday basketball scores

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Friday, Dec. 13

Boys

Alpharetta 67, North Forsyth 18

Blessed Trinity 59, Towers 31

Brunswick 74, Wayne County 56

Cartersville 88, Adairsville 42

Carver-Columbus 69, Southwest-Macon 52

Cedar Grove 54, Woodward 44

Centennial 76, Chattahoochee 57

Creekside 59, Union Grove 44

Dawson County 50, Lumpkin County 40

Elite Scholars Academy 62, ELCA 45

Grady 68, Carver-Atlanta 51

Grayson 55, Lanier 30

Greenville 76, Callaway 74

Hawkinsville 72, Wilcox County 65

Holy Innocents’ 81, Wesleyan 33

Marietta 69, Harrison 57

Marist 56, Redan 55

Mill Creek 54, Peachtree Ridge 51

Miller Grove 66, Arabia Mountain 45

Milton 65, Woodstock 63

Morgan County 79, East Jackson 65

Morrow 75, Rickards (Fla.) 53

Mount Vernon 83, Henry County 58

North Cobb 51, Kennesaw Mountain 40

North Cobb Christian 76, Whitefield Academy 63

North Gwinnett 61, Duluth 42

North Oconee 40, Hart County 25

Perry 76, Westside-Macon 70

South Atlanta 76, Washington 65

St. Francis 65, Mt. Pisgah 42

St. …

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Tuesday basketball scores

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Boys

Archer 53, Brookwood 48

Buford 74, East Hall 66

Cartersville 87, Sonoraville 38

Cedar Grove 75, Towers 32

Central Gwinnett 61, Dacula 59

Decatur 64, McNair 59

Douglas County 83, Alexander 76

Duluth 65, Collins Hill 53

Dunwoody 70, Lakeside-DeKalb 64

Grady 68, Marist 52

Greater Atlanta Christian 62, Hughes 43

Henry County 80, Jackson 60

Marietta 47, Campbell 30

Miller Grove 63, Mays 44

Milton 73, Lassiter 48

Morgan County 70, Hart County 37

Norcross 81, Mountain View 25

North Gwinnett 91, Meadowcreek 69

Pace Academy 59, Wesleyan 43

Pebblebrook 66, Kennesaw Mountain 59

Pickens County 42, Dawson County 39

Pope 52, Kell 51

Putnam County 63, Bleckley County 50

Ringgold 58, Gordon Central 51

Riverside Military 73, Towns County 36

Seminole County 55, Randolph Clay 35

Shiloh 53, Berkmar 50

St. Pius 71, Cross Keys 15

Stephenson 65, North Atlanta 26

Stone Mountain 68, Washington 58

Tucker 79, Clarkston 29

Walton 70, Woodstock …

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Class A Basketball Blog: Teams off the quick starts; Big games in December

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

Next week we’ll go full blast with basketball blogs three days a week, — Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. For now, here’s your weekly hoop fix.

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Out of the gate quick
Two teams that excelled last season are off to quick starts so far, as is another team that had an average year. George Walton Academy is 5-0 after finishing last season 24-5, including a 15-0 run through Region 8. The Bulldogs lost to eventual private school runner-up Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy in the second round of the state tournament. Turner County went 20-6 last season and advanced to the public school quarterfinals before falling to Wilkinson County in double overtime (76-74). The Rebels are 2-0 thus far with junior forward Taylor Daniels and sophomore guard Mylayshia Yancey leading the charge. Meanwhile, Mt. Zion-Carrollton is 4-1 after finishing last season 14-11.

St. Francis, SACA test themselves early
The two private school finalists from last …

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Hoops: Cartersville’s Tobin scores 1000th point

Corey Tobin, a senior at Cartersville, scored his 1,000th career point in last week’s 89-37 win over Cass.

Tobin scored the basket early in the first quarter. Officials stopped the game and presented him the game ball. Tobin went on to score 21 points.

The 6-foot-5 guard began his career at Woodland and was good enough to be named to the all-county team for two years. He transferred to Cartersville when his father, Mike Tobin, took over the program there. As a junior Tobin averaged 14.2 points and 4.7 assists and was named to the all-state team.

The Purple Hurricanes are expected to be among the contenders again this year in Class AAA.

Tougher schedule takes toll

Playing biggest schools is a great way for Class AAA teams to grow their skills and push their abilities. It can also be detrimental to their record, as some learned recently.

The Buford boys, playing without several of their football players, lost to Region 1-AAAAAA Tift County 65-56 in overtime. Buford’s Rakim …

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Saturday basketball scores

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Girls

Archer 77, Dacula 25

Banneker 42, Tri-Cities 32

Buford 71, Tift County 41

Burke County 68, Liberty County 67

Carrollton 61, Rome 58

Creekview 51, Cherokee 22

Dodge County 61, Bleckley County 43

East Coweta 62, Woodward Academy 45

Effingham County 74, Screven County 14

Greenforest 63, Cedar Grove 16

Holy Innocents’ 65, Pace Academy 37

Jones County 30, Georgia Military 17

Jonesboro 61, Mt. Zion-Jonesboro 38

Langston Hughes 53, Woodland-Stockbridge 45

Lithia Springs 49, Alexander 48

McIntosh 68, Newnan 52

Mt. Zion-Carroll 36, Bremen 33

North Gwinnett 51, Habersham Central 41

Providence Christian, 52, Athens Academy 20

Newton 51, Cedar Shoals 21

North Paulding 49, Chattooga 39

Rutland 52, Central 32

St. Pius 65, Riverwood 34

Sprayberry 52, Kennesaw Mountain 44

Starr’s Mill 49, Sandy Creek 35

Turner County 37, Wilcox County 10

Washington County 50, Baldwin County

Boys

Alexander 67, Lithia Springs 65

Allatoona 54, South Paulding 43

Cedar Grove 34, …

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Friday basketball scores

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Boys

Berrien 66, Clinch County

Blessed Trinity 40, Decatur 39

Brookstone 80, First Presbyterian 63

Cedar Grove 69, McNair 63

Dawson County 66, Banks County 52

Greater Atlanta Christian 107, Southwest Atlanta Christian 38

Marietta 56, Hillgrove 54

Miller Grove 60, Southwest DeKalb 51

North Atlanta 70, Lakeside-DeKalb 57

Peachtree Ridge 57, Duluth 56

Perry 75, Mary Persons 52

Pope 53, Cambridge 51

Stephenson 78, Clarkston 34

West Hall 54, Westminster 50

Woodward Academy 73, Cross Keys 30

Girls

Archer 69, Grayson 35

Beach 61, Laney 57

Campbell 57, Kennesaw Mountain 30

Collins Hill 54, Habersham Central 36

Commerce 51, Oglethorpe County

Creekview 37, Kell 20

Dodge County 43, Warner Robins 38

Forest Park 47, Whitewater 30

Greenforest Christian 59, Landmark Christian 45

Heritage-Catoosa 71, Gordon Lee 62 (OT)

Hillgrove 56, Marietta 20

Holy Innocents’ 65, Our Lady of Mercy 28

Lanier County 48, Wilcox County 35

Lithia Springs 64, North Paulding 36

Luella …

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Tuesday basketball scores

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Boys

Allatoona 71, Villa Rica 54

Arabia Mountain 52, Southwest DeKalb 44

Cedar Grove 46, St. Pius 42

Cherokee 66, Lassiter 56

Dawson County 46, Fannin County 32

Douglas County 73, Chapel Hill 62

Forest Park 58, Wesleyan 34

Gordon Lee 70, Sonoraville 60

Harrison 78, Campbell 65

Lovett 73, Beacon Hills College (Australia) 52

Marietta 75, Kennesaw Mountain 65

Marist 51, Therrell 45

Mary Persons 78, Westside-Macon 71

Miller Grove 68, M.L. King 62

Mt. Pisgah 60, Hebron Chr. 57

Newnan  58, Carrollton 36

Norcross 76, Mill Creek 66

North Gwinnett 84, Mountain View 50

Rome 90, Lithia Springs 71

Tattnall County 71, Brantley County 53

Tucker 61, North Atlanta 42

Walton 85, Etowah 67

Wheeler 70, Woodstock 34

Woodward Academy 64, Decatur 49

Girls

Alcovy 64, Druid Hills 44

Alpharetta 47, Lambert 37

Archer 59, South Gwinnett 31

Blessed Trinity 60, McNair 30

Buford 57, Southwest Atlanta Chr. 55

Carrollton 69, Newnan 39

Cook 47, Lanier County 26

Dade County 32, …

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Class A Basketball Blog: SACA, St. Francis girls headed for final rematch? Early boys showdown next week: St. Francis at Whitefield Academy

By S. Thomas Coleman
For the AJC

For all the hoop heads out there, as previously announced, the Tuesday Prep Zone blogs are devoted to basketball until the football champions are crowned. So here’s a quick look at some early season happenings on the hardwood.

GIRLS

SACA, St. Francis final again?
Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy and St. Francis are off to quick starts as both look to get back to the private school title game, which St. Francis won last season. The teams sit on opposite sides of Region 6 and split with each other prior to the Knights winning the title game in Macon. This season, SACA is 3-1 with the only loss coming at the hands of defending Class AAAAA champion Southwest DeKalb (4-0), 70-64 in overtime last Friday. St. Francis is 2-0 with wins over Jonesboro (69-43), a Class AAAA semifinalist last season, and Tucker (57-56 in OT), which advanced to the Class AAAAA Elite Eight. SACA and St. Francis will meet once in the regular season, Jan. 17, at St. …

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Hoops: Don’t overlook St. Pius boys

The St. Pius girls won the state championship last season and are expected to be a prime contender again this year. Well, the school’s boys program isn’t too shabby, either.

The Golden Lions went 22-9 last year with a very young team and have started the season 4-0 by winning the Tabo’s Tipoff Tournament at Jefferson. St. Pius whipped Jackson County, Class AAAAAA Mill Creek and host Jefferson in the final, 58-54.

St. Pius is led by 6-foot-10 senior Nick Harris, who has signed with the College of Charleston. The Golden Lions were second in Region 6-AAA a year ago and reached the state quarterfinals.

Cartersville steps up in class: The Cartersville boys will step up in weight class for Saturday’s game in the fifth annual Greater Atlanta Christian Showcase. The Hurricanes will meet Class AAAAAA Hillgrove at 2 p.m.

Cartersville is led by wings Ryan Davis (17 points) and Corey Tobin (14.9 points)and will meet a Hillgrove club that went 28-5 and lost in the state final to …

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Saturday basketball scores

Compiled by Score Atlanta

Boys

Allatoona 69, Morgan County 63

Bacon County 61, Appling County 43

Brookwood 96, Athens Christian 70

Buford 62, Eagle’s Landing 61

Cedar Shoals 61, Archer 34

Central Gwinnett 55, Lambert 39

Chestatee 73, Franklin County 64

Clarke Central 83, Apalachee 70

Dade County 82, Morris Innovative 32

Dublin 62, Baldwin 56

Duluth 92, East Hall 72

Effingham County 77, Screven County 29

Glynn Academy 59, Menendez (FL) 31

Heritage, Conyers 75, Clarkston 62

Hillgrove 57, Peachtree Ridge 45

Miller Grove 66, Luella 55

North Augusta 67, Grovetown 59

North Cobb Christian 57, Woodward 54

North Murray 68, Excel Christian 50

Parkview 65, Mill Creek 49

Paulding County 82, West Forsyth 69

Pebblebrook 62, Berkmar 58

River Ridge 53, Blessed Trinity 46

St. Francis 88, Chattahoochee 68

St. Pius 58, Jefferson 44

Taylor County 75 Talbot County, 55

Therrell 61, Jackson, Atlanta 44

Westlake 82, Creekside 53

Wooddale (TN) 71, Kingdom Christian Academy 66

Woodland, Henry 60, …

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