Saturday, February 11, 2017

Area hoops update: Saturday, Feb 11

*Note: 5 years ago Westside beat Laney in the region title game. So I was wrong im what I typed below. But the overall point holds true, IMO.*

Last night was a huge night for area high school hoops. Seeing so many good people be so successful, both on the winning and losing sides, honestly made me pretty emotional. I have grown to love so many of the competitors who play and coach here. Tonight will be huge too. Aquinas will aim to win its region tournament and improve to 25-1 overall. Butler will try to add a region tournament title to its regular season crown. Laney will try to top Butler and win its (since I've been counting at least) 8th straight region championship. And the Laney Lady Wildcats will attempt to continue their complete dominance of high school basketball while rival Josey tries to play spoiler in the girls region title game.

All of these great vibes have completely zapped me. In the best way. So I'm going to cheer on my favorite players (Matthew Miller on his USMMA webcast at 2:00 and Keshun Sherrill in his Augusta U game in person at 3:30), and then I'm counting on Harold Doby via the Augusta Basketball Report FB page and Charlesmacdaddy McNeil through Praise 96.9 to relay to me and everybody else who can't be at Laney tonight all the great action from the class AA region 4 tournament championship round that we won't see in person.

Hats off to the basketball people in Augusta for giving this old man tons of joy and tons to do. I couldn't be prouder to call them all my people.

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  1. We've shortly forgot 4 years ago Frank Booker and Westside shocked Laney and won the region title. Not to take away from their win over Butler. I whole heartily believe if Westside had a coach that put it's best players on the floor they should' ve been playing for the region and won. I can't understand a coach that bench a player (2) guard that was averaging 18 ppg to get more rebounds and loose to top teams by single digits. Congrats to the Wildcats though they've been playing well as a team all year they earned it.

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    1. You are correct about my memory. I corrected it on Facebook yesterday and here today. Thanks for reading.

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