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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Lady Bulldogs and Lady Cavs Looking for another Final Four Appearance

Lady Bulldogs and Lady Cavaliers Looking for another  Final Four Appearance

The Beach Lady Bulldog and Calvary Lady Cavalier basketball programs are regular participants in the Georgia High School Association State Basketball playoffs. Tonight these two teams are looking for another “Final Four” Appearances. The Lady Bulldogs reached the final four in 2009 and the Lady Cavaliers in 2011. Here are their respective match ups tonight.

Tonight’s Local Girl's GHSA State Tournament Basketball Match Ups

Girl’s Class AAA

A.E. Beach vs. Chapel Hill

Both teams enter tonight's contest with very impressive records. Beach is 25-3 overall and Chapel Hill is 26-3. What’s more remarkable both are undefeated at home and both have lost two times on the road and once on a neutral court. Beach comes in ranked 3rd in Class AAA while Chapel Hill is ranked 9.

As far as scoring Beach averages 62 points a game and Chapel Hill 55. Each has played two common opponents, Southeast Bulloch and Central High School. Beach has beaten Southeast Bulloch 3 times, not one game being closer than 20, while Chapel beat Southeast Bulloch once by 17. As far as Central High school, Chapel Hill split their series losing 47-45 and then beating Central 55-52, whereas Beach beat Central in the state playoffs by 28.

Both teams share the ball as far as scoring goes. Beaches leading scorer is sophomore Ilyn Spann, who averages 12.6 points a game and for Chapel Hill is led by senior Ashley Chestnut who averages 12.8 points a game. Tip off tonight is 5:30 PM at A.E. Beach High School in Savannah.

Girl’s Private Class A

Calvary Day School vs. Pace Academy

Calvary comes into tonight’s match up with a record of 25-3 ranked 5th in Class Private Schools power rankings, and Pace Academy is 15-13 and ranked 15th. As far as seeding for the GHSA Tournament Calvary was seeded number 2 by and Pace Academy 10th. Calvary has only lost one home game, which was back in December.

Offensively Calvary averages 58 points a game while Pace averages 38.4. They both have played one common opponent Landmark Christian; Calvary beat Landmark 47-46 in early January and Pace beat Landmark by 30, 53-23, on February 2. Both teams have played great defense, Calvary holds opponents to 37.5 points a game and Pace’s opponents have averaged 37.9 points a game.

There are some key players to watch. For Calvary senior forward Alexus Parker has been one of the premier girl prep players this season. She is averaging 22 points a game, 8.6 rebounds, and 2 steals a game. Sophomore forward Abigail Lewis is scoring 10.7 points a game and senior guard Olivia Harrell scores 10 points a game and averages 4 assists a game. Pace Academy is led by a couple of Underclassman, sophomore forward Hannah Ferry and junior guard Evelyn Hobbs. Ferry averages 9.2 points a game and 6.7 rebounds while Hobbs averages 9.1 points per game, 3.7 assists, and 4.8 steals. Tip off tonight is 6 PM at Calvary Day School in Savannah.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Eight Savannah Area Teams Bounce into Elite Eight

Savannah once again is well represented in the GHSA State Basketball Playoffs. We had 13 teams make it to the Sweet Sixteen.  Eight Savannah Area Teams Bounce into the Elite Eight starting tomorrow night. Check out to see where these local cagers play and get out and root your team on and we all are dreaming of one of these teams to bring a state championship back to the "Coastal Empire."

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GHSA State Basketball Playoffs Schedule/Scores

Class AAAAA Boys
Creekside @ Effingham County, 8pm Wednesday
Jenkins @ Northside, Columbus

Class AAA Boys
Tattnall County @ Johnson, 6pm Wednesday
Washington Co. @ Savannah, 6pm Wednesday

Class A Private Boys
Calvary Day @ Greenforest, 6pm Wednesday

Class AAAAA Girls
Thomas County Central @ Effingham, 6:30pm Wednesday

Class AAA Girls
Chapel Hill @ Beach, 5:30pm Tuesday

Class A Private Girls                                                                   
Pace Academy @ Calvary Day, 6pm Tuesday

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