Game: Druid Hills Red Devils at Henry County Warhawks
Date: Feb. 2
Last meeting: Henry County 43, Druid Hills 37 (Jan. 5, 2018)
Prediction: Henry County 50, Druid Hills 35
Henry County High School’s home game against Druid Hills in a Region 4AAAA doubleheader on Friday highlights the final week of action before region tournaments begin to determine spots in the state playoffs.
The Warhawks’ boys team looks to rebound from a 76-65 region home loss to Salem on Jan. 23. Henry County’s girls’ team earned a 52-19 win over the Seminoles the same day to stay undefeated in region play and victories in 19 out of 20 games this season.
Staying in the region, Luella will host Woodward Academy on Friday. The Lions’ girls team picked up a 55-42 home win over North Clayton on Jan. 23 to stay in the top half of the region standings. Luella’s boys team dropped its game to North Clayton the same day 64-62.
Locust Grove’s visit to Eagle’s Landing High School in a Region 4AAAAA doubleheader will also take place on Friday. The Wildcats’ boys team earned a 62-60 region road win over Ola on Jan. 23. The Locust Grove girls’ team dropped its home contest 64-63 to Woodland on Jan. 20.
Eagle’s Landing HS girls’ team picked up a 99-37 road win at Ola on Jan. 24 to stay atop of the region standings. The Eagles’ boys team earned a 68-56 region win over Jones County on Jan. 23.
Staying in the region, Woodland hosts Union Grove for a doubleheader on Friday. The Wolfpack boys’ team picked up a 64-45 home win over Hampton on Jan. 23. The squad also won its road game at Locust Grove 71-40 on Jan. 20 led by a team-high nine points from Khalil Hassan. Rahim Whitehead had a team-high nine rebounds and eight points while Diallo Wilburg scored eight points as well for Woodland in the win. The Wolfpack girls’ team defeated Hampton at home 55-41 on Jan. 23 led by a team-high nine points from Jayla Parks. Rayevan Freeman, Jenay Carroll and Amia Brown each had seven points as well for Woodland.
Union Grove’s girls team earned a 33-31 road win over Jones County on Jan. 20 led by a team-high 10 points from Anisa Clark and a team-high 10 rebounds from Elyse Ambrose. India Smith posted nine rebounds and eight points for the Wolverines. Union Grove’s boys team defeated the Greyhounds the same day 65-39 led by a team-high 26 points from Wesley Simpson and 15 points from Alan Moss. Simpson also had seven rebounds and seven assists, both team-highs.
The Dutchtown girls’ team earned a 59-16 region road win over Stockbridge on Jan. 23 led by a game-high 18 points and eight rebounds from India Bellamy and 14 points from Mariah Holder. Stockbridge’s boys team defeated Dutchtown the same night 71-52.
Hampton hosts Jones County in a doubleheader on Friday.
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) visits Our Lady of Mercy for a Region 5A doubleheader on Friday. The Chargers’ boys team earned a 76-53 home win over Drew Charter School on Jan. 23 to stay undefeated in region play. Jamaine Mann scored a team-high 17 points for ELCA while Malachi Rhodes (15 points), Mekhi Cameron (11 points) and Kelvin Jones (11 points) each scored in double-figures as well in the victory. Rhodes also grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds for a double-double. ELCA’s girls team also defeated Drew the same evening 64-36.
Staying in the same region, Strong Rock Christian hosts Elite Scholars Academy on Friday for a doubleheader. The Patriots’ girls team looks to rebound from a 46-31 region home loss to Landmark Christian on Jan. 23. Strong Rock’s boys squad fell to Landmark the same day 79-38.