Prep Basketball: Local teams set for holiday tournaments

By DOUG GORMAN
dgorman@newnan.com
If it's the holiday season, it must be time for high school basketball tournaments.
Several local teams will close out the the year by putting their skills on the line in tournaments throughout Georgia this week.
The Heritage School will be home for its own holiday tournament when it plays games on Friday and Saturday. Friday's games will be played at 6 and 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Heritage School's girls tip-off at 4 and the boys at 5:30.
Other local teams hit the road for their tournaments, including East Coweta. Both East Coweta varsity teams head to Gwinnett County to play in Brookwood's Deep South Classic today through Friday.
East Coweta gets tournament action started against the host Broncos The Lady Indians play Brookwood at 6 p.m., followed by the boys game against Brookwood at 7:30.
East Coweta's girls team enters the three-day tournament with a 1-5 record. Their only win of the season came in a 54-40 victory over Tri-Cities in the Region 3-AAAAAA opener for both teams. The Lady Indians face a Brookwood team that has been on a roller coaster ride this year. The Lady Broncos won their first five games of the season, but are now 7-4.
East Coweta's boys team has posted a 2-5 record through the early part of season with both victories coming against Heard County, including the last time the Indians took the court in a 66-51 victory over the Braves.
The first game could be a challenge for the Indians. Brookwood comes into the game with a 9-2 record. The Broncos have put together two impressive winning streaks this season, winning their first five games and then their last four.
Newnan's basketball teams will head in opposite directions with hopes of bringing home some holiday hardware.
The Newnan girls, who are still looking for their first win of the year, journey to Henry County to play in the annual basketball tournament at Union Grove High School in McDonough.
Newnan's  boys team plays at New Manchester in Douglas County.
The Lady Cougars will answer an early morning wake-up call with a game at 9 a.m. against Woodland-Stockbridge today.
Newnan's boys team takes on Henry County at 5:30 p.m.
Newan's girls face a Woodland team that has been on a hot streak this year. The Lady Wolfpack are 10-1 and on a nine-game winning streak.
Newnan's boys have posted a 6-2 record including three wins in a row. Henry County has also had a solid season posting a 7-2 record. The Warhawks have won six of seven games.
Northgate head coach Mack Cain's boys team is on a roll, beating Forest Park and Our Lady of Mercy in their two games before Christmas. They will try and continue their success in the LaGrange tournament starting today at 4:30 against Hillgrove. Hillgrove comes into the tournament with a 9-1 record.
Northgate's girls won't play in a holiday tournament this week. The Lady Vikings are off until after the holidays with a 3-8 record. When play resumes for head coach Matt Trucks' team, the Lady Vikings take on McIntosh  on the road in the Region 4B-AAAAA opener on January 4.



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