Sunday, March 3, 2013
North will face region foe Norcross for the title Saturday in Macon.
Yogi Berra might say, "It's like deja vu all over again." The North Gwinnett girls have reached their first state basketball final -- and have to beat a longtime region rival for the title. North defeated North Cobb 57-40 on Saturday in the semifinals at Georgia Tech. Also winning Saturday was Norcross, which defeated Langston Hughes with a 64-16 smacking in the other semifinal. Now, North must prepare for a familiar foe in the finals. It beat Norcross in two of three games this season, including for the Region 7-AAAAAA title. "It's just like preparing for a region game," North's Lexie Brown said of facing Norcross. "It's always a great game." The title game will be Saturday (March 9) at the Macon Centreplex, starting at 7 p.m. Material …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
North and Norcross win in the quarterfinals. Peachtree Ridge boys play Wednesday.
Wednesday, February 27
For the second straight season, the North Gwinnett High girls basketball team has reached the state AAAAAA basketball semifinals. North defeated Alpharetta, 55-41, on Tuesday in Suwanee to reach the final four. North will take on the North Cobb-Tift County winner on Saturday (7 p.m.) at Georgia Tech in one semifinal. North's region and Gwinnett rival Norcross will be in the other semifinal. Norcross will take on Langston Hughes after defeating Cherokee on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Peachtree Ridge boys will attempt to keep their title run alive. The Lions will play at Wheeler the quarterfinals. The state title games for boys and girls will be March 9 in Macon. -- Do you think there will be a North Gwinnett-Norcross rematch for the state …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Suwanee teams are still alive.
The Peachtree Ridge boys stayed alive in the state AAAAAA basketball tournament Saturday. The Lions came away with a 67-60 victory over Shiloh in Snellville. The win means the Lions will play at Wheeler next Wednesday (February 27) in the quarterfinals. Also, the North Gwinnett girls learned they will face Alpharetta, who defeated Central Gwinnett on Saturday. That game will be Tuesday in Suwanee. -- Material from the Gwinnett Daily Post was used in this report. The AAAAAA boys tournament bracket is here. The girls AAAAAA tournament bracket is here. -- Do you think the Suwanee teams will win state titles? Share your predictions in the comments below.
Reviewing some top news stories from the area.
Click on the links below for more information. SUWANEE WINS YEARS-LONG LEGAL BATTLE: "It reaffirms that we were right all along," Suwanee City Manager Marty Allen said of a recent Georgia Supreme Court decision. The city won its appeal vs. developers Settles Bridge Farm LLC, which also voided a $1.8 million jury award. NO CHARGES EXPECTED IN DOMESTIC SHOOTING: A domestic shooting in October 2012 left Charissa Thomas dead in her Chattahoochee Ridge home. Her husband, Steven Thomas, acknowledged pulling the trigger, and told police it was an "accident." Suwanee Police anticipate no charges in the case, although it remains open, typical of a homicide. GUN RALLY AT GJAC: The national gun discussion played out at the Gwinnett Justice and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Lions win Wednesday in state tourney play.
Suwanee teams will face some fellow Gwinnett foes later this week in the state basketball tournament. The Peachtree Ridge boys, who defeated Centennial 57-38 on Wednesday (February 20), will play Shiloh. And the North Gwinnett girls, who won Tuesday, will take on Archer. The Collins Hill boys were eliminated Wednesday in a 73-69 loss to Alpharetta. Amir Warnock scored 18 points to lead Peachtree Ridge. The Shiloh game will be Saturday in Snellville. The Archer girls advanced by beating Etowah 53-19 on Wednesday in Lawrenceville. North will host Archer on Friday. The state title game will be March 9 in Macon. -- Material from the Gwinnett Daily Post was used in this report. The AAAAAA boys tournament bracket is here. The girls AAAAAA …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Region 7-AAAAAA champions host Lambert High in Suwanee.
Tuesday, February 19
And now, the state basketball tourney begins for Suwanee and Gwinnett high school teams. Girls action begins Tuesday (February 19), when North Gwinnett hosts Lambert High of Forsyth County in Suwanee at 7 p.m. North won the Region 7-AAAAAA title and top seed by beating Norcross last weekend. Should North win, it could face another Gwinnett foe -- Archer, which hosts Etowah on Wednesday. The Archer girls play in a double-header with the boys team. Also, boys tourney play begins Wednesday. Complete GHSA girls brackets are here. -- How do you think the North Gwinnett girls will fare in the state tourney? Share your predictions in the comments below.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
North boys to face Mill Creek, North girls to face Duluth in tournament semifinals.Peachtree Ridge boys take on Norcross.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Let the game plans begin. North Gwinnett's boys and girls basketball teams now know their opponents for Friday's Region 7-AAAAA semifinals at Meadowcreek. The North girls will take on Duluth, and the North boys will take on Mill Creek. Peachtree Ridge High's boys also made the semfinals and will take on Norcross. The Ridge boys advanced with a 43-39 win over Suwanee rival Collins Hill on Wednesday. Brandon Jack had 17 points, including 10 in the third quarter when the Lions turned around a close game. "We battled as a team and had some guys step up when it counted," said Peachtree Ridge head coach Keith Arrington. All semifinals teams should advance to state tournament action beginning next week. The boys and girls AAAAA finals will be at …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The basketball season is off and running for the Suwanee high schools of Collins Hill, North Gwinnett, and Peachtree Ridge. Here’s a quick summary of their seasons so far.
The situation at winter break time for Suwanee high school basketball teams: Collins Hill boys The varsity Eagles have a new coach in Eric Nathan and young team with two sophomores in the starting rotation. The team has yet to win a game, but their first four losses against non-region opponents were all single digit losses. “In our early games we struggled to figure out how to win close games,” Nathan said via phone. “Now we are working on how to compete with strong teams.” Despite their winless start, there is optimism from Nathan. He’s getting strong play from his two sophomores, Devin Mitchell and JohnCarlos Reyes. Mitchell is a 6-3 guard that is providing scoring for the squad and Reyes is a 6-7 post player that is starting to assert …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Deadline is 4 p.m Wednesday to win Patch gear in our high school basketball contest.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
And then there was one. We’re down to one round of our inaugural Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge, which means you have one more chance to win some Patch gear before the Georgia High School Association crowns its 2011 AAAA and AAAAA hoops champions Friday. The cream of Georgia’s basketball teams has risen to the top to reach the semifinals, so we’re looking for true excellence in prognostication for the finale of our contest. We’ll award a Patch T-shirt or a Patch baseball cap to anyone who achieves perfection and picks all eight semifinal winners and all four champions correctly. (If more than 10 of you go 12-0, we’ll have to hold a drawing to decide who gets the goods, but all of you will share in the glory.) The deadline …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Deadline is Tuesday to compete in Round Two of Bracket Frenzy
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
We’re only one round into the Georgia High School Association’s basketball tournaments, but we already have the first two winners of the Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge. Dan Matthews from Oconee Patch and Trey from Cartersville Patch proved to be the top prognosticators in the first round in Class AAAAA and Class AAAA, respectively, and each won a Patch prize pack, including a Patch polo shirt. They also took the lead in the competition for the Patch hoodie that goes to the top winners for the whole tournament in AAAAA and AAAA. Matthews was correct on 25 of 32 AAAAA games, one win ahead of Fembot from East Cobb Patch, Travis Allen from Alpharetta-Milton Patch and allaboutthemoo from Cumming Patch. Trey went 28-4 in picking …