Sunday, January 31, 2016

Highlights from Liberty County-Thomson; Laney-Butler; Augusta-Clayton State; much more tocome!

I didn't post my usual updates from this weekend's games. But that is not because I wasn't watching. All day Sunday, I tried to update this post with highlights and commentary from the action I captured. I'm still not finished. So enjoy what I included below and stay tuned for more highlights from Westside's win over Butler, Josey's win over Glenn Hills, and Laney and Josey's girls action from the weekend.

A reminder of Westside's impressive run

Westside topped Butler 62-58 Friday. The next day the Patriots beat Josey to complete a three game regular season sweep of both the Bulldogs and the Eagles. The Patriots, who have lost only to Laney this season, will likely take the 3A region's second spot heading into next week's region tournament.

The latest update is from Augusta University's 80-70 win over Clayton State. 

Keshun Sherrill scored 24 points, Tyvez Monroe added 18, and Tamyrik Fields chipped in 12. The Jaguars improved to 12-7 overall and 8-4 in Peach Belt play.

Laney improved to 20-2 overall and 9-1 in 3A region action with an 80-69 win over Butler Saturday. 

Christian Keeling scored 28 points and Zep Jasper added 23.

Sunday's first update was from Liberty County's 80-72 win at Thomson Friday.

I've heard much about junior guard Davion Mitchell, who has already committed to Auburn. All the hype about Mitchell is warranted. He is easily the best high schooler I have seen play in years. The 6'1" guard is incredibly athletic. And he is skilled and extremely unselfish. Will Avery alerted me to the fact that Mitchell is regarded as a top 50 player in the class of 2017. I expect that number to rise quickly.

Richard LeCounte III is regarded as a top 100 football player and is committed to UGA. LeCounte III may be the second best (behind Mitchell) basketball player I've seen this season. 

The Bulldogs, who are the region's next best team, have only lost to Liberty County, Laney, and South Aiken (all area powers and state contenders) this season. The Bulldogs were led by 6'4" junior Darius Turman. Turman is one of the area's very best underclassmen.

Stay tuned today for highlights from Westside's win over Butler, Josey's win over Glenn Hills, and Laney and Josey's girls action.

Friday's updates

This update is about Alleluia, the defending GICAA state champs. It is senior night at the Angeldome and the Angels are coming off a 76-73 win at Augusta Christian in which senior Mac McBride scored 28 points, junior Ben Dresser tallied 22, and senior Hayden Hebert contributed 21. These three make up the area's best scoring trio.

I shared on Twitter a link to the highlights from the first half of Tuesday's game at Augusta Christian. Here is the link to that:

And here is the link to the recently released second half highlights:

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