General News for December 2014

The Superior Plumbing bracket of the WellStar Lake City Classic was jam-packed with talent. Picking all-tournament players was no easy task.

Two unsigned Seniors make a statement as they lead Johnson (Gainesville) High School to the Lanierland championship Tuesday night in front of a capacity crowd at Chestatee high school.

With experience comes maturity, and the McIntosh Chiefs showed a lot of maturity on their road to the Acworth Smiles bracket championship at the Lake City Classic.

ACWORTH, GA -- When it came down to do it, Spain Park (AL) was just too big, too strong and too good on the boards, claiming the Superior Plumbing bracket of the Wellstar Lake City

ACWORTH, GA -- The Acworth Smiles bracket of the Lake City Classic was an absolute bull on Monday.


ACWORTH, GA -- The finals are set for the Superior Plumbing bracket of the Lake City Classic. Getting to the championship game was not an easy task.

It is that time of year where tournaments, invitational, and showcases reign supreme. Georgia has been well represented all over the country in some of these events, and some teams have made a splash and opened some eyes this week. Here is how the Power Poll stacks up this week:

1.   Wheeler (11-0)
Notable Wins: Bentonville (AR) 61-40, Paul VI (VA) 55-52, Wesleyan Christian (NC) 76-70, Montverde Academy (FL) 72-65
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Les Schwab Invitational (Currently playing) Milton (01/03)
Previous: 1

2. Laney (9-1)
Notable Wins: Morgan County 71-67, Pebblebrook 65-59, Norcross 70-59, Coral Gables (FL) 75-58
Notable Losses: St. Francis 64-67
On Tap: Lanier AL (12/29), Jenkins (01/03)
Previous: 2

3. Jonesboro (11-1)
Notable Wins: Milton 56-37, Westlake 64-43, Miller Grove 73-52
Notable Losses: Montverde Academy 72-92
On Tap: Farm Bureau Classic (12/29-12/30)
Previous: 3

4. Saint Francis (10-3)
Notable Wins: Laney 67-64, Douglas County 91-72, Buford 93-60, Florida Air Academy (FL) 65-50, Oak Ridge (FL) 85-75, Paul VI (VA)
Notable Losses: Miller Grove 43-66, Montverde Academy (FL) 59-62, Sagemont (FL) 50-72
On Tap: Beach Ball Classic (12/29)
Previous: 4

5. Pebblebrook (10-1)
Notable Wins: Huntsville Lee 91-54, Berkmar 78-48, Greenforest 75-72 OT, Prestonwood Christian (TX) 75-69
Notable Losses: Laney 59-65
On Tap: Mater Dei (CA) (12/29)
Previous: 5

6. Miller Grove (10-3)
Notable Wins: Saint Francis 66-43, M.L. King 63-44, Lexington Catholic (KY) 69-63, St. John Bosco (CA) 53-50, Cedar Grove 59-55
Notable Losses: Callaway (MS) 48-54, Jonesboro 52-73, Orange Lutheran (CA) 38-40
On Tap: Jenkins (12/29), Chick-Fil-A Invitational (12/30)
Previous: 6

7. Tift County (13-0)
Notable Wins: Monroe 55-42, Savannah 66-52, Westover 56-39, Westlake 78-48
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Westover (01/03), @ Lowndes (01/03)
Previous: 7

8. Norcross (10-2)
Notable Wins: Dacula 89-74, North Gwinnett 72-64, Peachtree Ridge 64-54, Walton 53-52
Notable Losses: Collins Hill 68-70, Laney 59-70
On-Tap: Next Level Hoops Fest (12/29-12/31)
Previous: 8

9. Greenforest (11-1)
Notable Wins: Northside Christian (NC) 54-53, Morgan County 54-50
Notable Losses: Pebblebrook 72-75 OT
On Tap:  N/A
Previous: 13

10. Shiloh (9-0)
Notable Wins: Milton 58-40, Dacula 63-56 OT, Peachtree Ridge 87-71, Washington County 69-52
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Antebellum Holiday Classic (12/29)
Previous: 9

11. Douglas County (11-1)
Notable Wins: Hillgrove 76-63, Madison Academy (AL) 76-73, Langston Hughes 60-58, Westlake 73-62, White Knoll (SC) 65-58
Notable Losses: St. Francis 72-91
On Tap: Farm Bureau Classic (12/29-12/30)
Previous: 10

12. McIntosh (10-0)
Notable Wins: Starr’s Mill 69-55, Drew 79-72, GACS 90-77, Sandy Creek 60-57, Orange (NC) 66-59
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Hillgrove, Lake City Classic (12/29-12/30)
Previous: 11

13. Morgan County (9-3)
Notable Wins: Fayette County 61-52, Buford 79-68, Trinity Christian (NC) 52-47, Dreher (SC) 57-56, White Station (TN) 72-62
Notable Losses: St. Frances (MD) 73-74 OT, Laney 67-71 OT, Greenforest 50-54
On Tap: John Carroll (MD) (12/29),  Wild Wing Café Classic (12/30), Sweet South Classic (01/03)
Previous: 12

14. Jenkins (7-1)
Notable Wins: North Cobb Christian 65-55, Johnson Savannah 55-50, MLK 77-50
Notable Losses: High Point Christian (NC) 64-53
On Tap: Miller Grove (12/29), Chick-Fil-A Invitaional (12/30), Southeast Bulloch (01/02), Laney (01/03)
Previous: 14

15. Tucker (13-0)
Notable Wins: Gibson (Bahamas) 65-54, Rockdale County 72-54, Newton 67-42, Oak Ridge (TN) 65-49
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Columbia (12/29), Chick-Fil-A Invitational (12/30), Peach State Christmas Tournament (01/03-01/05)
Previous 17

16. Pope (11-0)
Notable Wins: Roswell 68-63, Walton 57-52, Milton 53-49, North Gwinnett 81-61, Cherokee 52-46
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Tri Cities (12/29), Lake City Classic (12/30), Lassiter (01/03)
Previous: 15

17. Gainesville (10-0)
Notable Wins: St. Martin (MS) 74-71, Heritage 62-59, Clarke Central 74-58, Buford 82-59, Salem 65-58
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: N/A
Previous: 16

18. Athens Christian (7-0)
Notable Wins: Stratford Academy 67-31, Cambridge 73-43
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Deep South Classic (12/29-12/30), Darlington (01/02), Glenn Hills (01/03)
Previous: N/A

19. Gainesville-Johnson (10-0)
Notable Wins: Whitefield Academy 88-76, North Cobb Christian 66-55 // 85-73, Apalachee 70-63
Notable Losses: None
On Tap: Lainerland (12/29-12/30), Hayesville NC (01/03)
Previous: N/A

20. Seminole County (10-1)
Notable Wins: Northeast Macon 69-60, West Gadsden (FL) 59-52
Notable Losses: Bainbridge 64-80
On Tap: Bainbridge (12/29)
Previous: N/A

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