Published Monday, February 11, 2013

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.

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