Still some room to maneuver in region basketball races

Fri, 01/26/2007 - 9:54am
By: Michael Boylan

Region 2-AAAA, on both the boys and girls side, has a lot of teams playing well and able to pick up a win on any given night.

On the boys’ side, Fayette County is tied for second place with Creekside behind Westlake (9-1 region) with a region record of 10-2. Those two teams faced off last night and either Westlake gives themselves some distance or muddles the picture even more. The battle for the fourth seed is tight these days too with Whitewater at 6-5, Woodward at 5-6 and McIntosh at 5-7. There are still five region games remaining for Whitewater and Woodward and four for McIntosh. Woodward will meet both Whitewater and McIntosh before the season ends.

On the girls’ side, Fayette County is in second place behind Westlake (11-0) with a 10-2 record. Woodward is in third place with an 8-3 record and McIntosh’s Lady Chiefs are in fourth place with a 7-5 region record. Starr’s Mill and Creekside are both lurking with region records of 4-6 and 4-8 respectively and plenty of games to get back to a good seeding heading into the region tournament.

In region 4-AAAAA, East Coweta’s Lady Indians are tied for third place with Hiram with a 4-5 record. They trail Morrow at 8-0 and Mundy’s Mill at 8-1. Newnan, East Coweta’s opponent tonight, is currently at 3-5 in the region. The boys are currently sixth out the seven teams in the region with a 2-7 record. There are three region games left on their schedule and a good chance to move up in the seedings.

In 6-AAA, Sandy Creek’s boys are currently third at 6-3 behind tonight’s opponent Carrollton (8-1) and Cartersville (6-2). Villa Rica and Cass are tied for fourth at 5-4 and Cedartown is still with striking distance at 4-5 with five region games remaining. The Lady Patriots are in second place in the region at 8-1 behind tonight’s opponent, Carrollton 9-0. Cass is third at 6-3, Villa Rica is fourth at 5-4 and Cartersville is fifth at 4-5. There are five region games remaining and Sandy Creek would love to hold on to one of the top two spots heading into the region tournament.

In region 5-A, Landmark Christian’s Lady War Eagles (19-2, 7-1 region), currently ranked number one in Class A in a coaches poll, are second in region 5-A’s A division behind Southwest Atlanta Christian (5-0). These two teams will tangle next Friday at Landmark. Our Lady of Mercy’s girls are currently in fifth place at 3-4 with five region games remaining.
On the boys’ side, Landmark is in fourth place with a 4-4 record and Our Lady of Mercy is in fifth at 3-4.

Region tournaments will begin Feb. 12.

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