MS Basketball: Evans boys, Madras girls take top seeds into tournament

From STAFF REPORTS
sports@newnan.com
Madras Middle School’s girls basketball team and Evans’ boys will take top seeds into this week’s annual Coweta County Middle School Athletic League Tournament, hosted by Evans Middle.
The Lady Eagles, coached by Debra Harris, improved to 9-0 on Wednesday with a 40-5 victory over Lee behind a 22-point effort by Kara Groover.
Scores from Friday night’s regular season finales were unavailable.
Girls seeding, however, was already set by Friday. Also receiving a first-round bye was second-place Smokey Road, which entered Friday at 6-3 and had a head-to-head tiebreaker over third-place Arnall (5-4).

Arnall’s girls will play No. 6 East Coweta (0-9) to close Monday’s first-round girls games. Play begins with No. 4 Lee (4-5) playing the host Lady Cougars (3-6).

Evans defeated Arnall 19-12 on Wednesday behind an eight-point effort by Christy Howard. Smokey Road beat East Coweta 36-19 in other action, led by a 24-point effort by Ayanna Harris.

Monday’s winners advance to Wednesday’s girls semifinals.

Only the top-two boys seeds had been determined among seeding for the CCMSAL tournament heading into Friday.

Evans, coached by John Crosby, improved to 9-0 with a 39-24 win on Wednesday over Arnall while receiving 10 points from Josh Anthony.

Smokey Road (7-2) grabs the other first-round bye.

Arnall (4-5), Madras (3-6), East Coweta (2-7) and Lee (2-7) were battling for final positions on Friday.

Boys play being with two first-round games on Tuesday. Semifinals will be held Thursday night.

Championship games are scheduled for Friday starting with the girls at 5:30 p.m.


More Sports

Local Racing

Armisteads double up on wins at Senoia

The father and son racing team of Joe Armistead, Jr. and Joey Armistead doubled on victories on Saturday as the second and third generation ... Read More


Despite Brewers struggles, Smith still ‘getting jiggy with it’ on mound

When it came to talking about the 2014 Major League Baseball season last November, it was hard to blame Will Smith for not exactly being in ... Read More


High School Golf

Newnan, Northgate teams close out year at GHSA Championships

Newnan and Northgate varsity golf teams came up short of trophies in respective GHSA state tournaments on Monday, but that didn't stop their ... Read More


Area Golf Digest

Reynolds competes for spot in U.S. Open Qualfier

Jean Reynolds continues to pursue a return trip to the U.S. Women's Open, coming within just a hair of achieving the feat on Tuesday. The cu ... Read More


High School Tennis

Chenowith, Dumas lead All-County squads

Northgate senior Cole Chenowith and Newnan sophomore Olivia Dumas earned respective Newnan Times-Herald All-County Tennis Player of the Year ... Read More

High School Tennis

Crews leaves Northgate program with winning tradition

After leading both of Northgate’s tennis programs for the last five seasons, Justin Crews recently stepped down as head coach followin ... Read More