It was another exciting "Two for Tuesday" webcast tonight on GPB.org, as the Miller Grove boys and girls defeated their Mays counterparts at the Corretta Scott King Center in west Atlanta. The opener was nothing short of a classic. The host Lady Raiders led nearly the entire way, but were undone by poor free throw shooting in the second half. Despite a triple-double from 6-3 center Mariah Dean, Mays fell 53-51.
The hardwood is heating up. A rematch of the Class 4A championship game from 2010 will take place on Tuesday as Class 4A No. 1Miller Grove takes on Mays in the second “Two for Tuesday” webcast on GPB.org. This will be the second time these two schools have met this season.
In the third edition of the hoops 44, the recent Walton-Wheeler matchup has had a serious impact. Nigel Snipes of the Wildcats fell out of the boys rankings while superstar Walton guards Karl Cochran and Lanerryl Johnson made their respective debuts. Alonzo Nelson-Ododa of Norcross also fell off the list.
As the top boys basketball teams in the state make their playoff pushes, teams from the metro area continue to dominate in the AJC’s weekly polls, especially in the larger classifications. Every No. 1 team (with the exception of Class A) is inside or within shouting distance of I-285.
If local fans of girls prep basketball were hungry last week, surely they enjoyed a few sweet pieces of upside-down cake. In just one week, three local girls teams fell from the top spot in the AJC’s rankings.
The biggest day in college football’s offseason is just around the corner. National Signing Day will take center stage Wednesday when high school seniors can sign binding National Letters of Intent. As always, plenty of the top prospects in the state of Georgia have already made verbal commitments to their schools of choice.
Fresh off winning a defensive player of the year award at a Thomas County Central (GA) awards banquet, Ray Drew appeared on Score Atlanta’s The Official Visit to discuss the recruiting process, which will end for him this Friday. Drew was recently passed by Monroe Area defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt as the top player in the state of Georgia according to one recruiting service, but the rankings don’t mean much to Drew.
Student leaders at the University of Georgia want to reverse bans on tents, large tables and tailgating more than 4 hours before games in the historic North Campus area. They say the rules are driving tailgaters away and seem arbitrary. Bans on kegs, grills, TVs, generators and household furniture would remain intact.
Tonight was Walton’s night. The host Raiders won both games of their grudgematch against neighborhood rival Wheeler in front of a statewide audience on GPB.org and to the delight of the sold-out "Pit” on the campus of Walton High School.
On Tuesday night, mayhem will ensue in the North Atlanta suburb of east Cobb. Traditional rivals Walton and Wheeler will do battle on the hardwood for the second time this season in a game that will be featured in a webcast on GPB.org. The game represents the first GPB basketball webcast of the season. The boys matchup featuring two Class 5A tradition-rich teams.