Boys teams get in position
by Emily Horos
January 25, 2013 12:44 AM | 1930 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Griffin Ghesqueire and his Creekview teammates are in good position near the Region 7AAAAA lead as the regular season continues to wind down.
<BR>Staff file photo by Todd Hull
Griffin Ghesqueire and his Creekview teammates are in good position near the Region 7AAAAA lead as the regular season continues to wind down.
Staff file photo by Todd Hull
Basketball season is in the home stretch, with the county’s boys teams trying to make necessary adjustments before their respective region tournaments grow closer.

Creekview (11-9, 6-4 Region 7AAAAA) picked up a key victory over archrival Sequoyah earlier this week and coach Casey Gramling is feeling pretty good about his team’s chances when the region tournament gets under way.

“We still make mistakes, but our halfcourt game is coming together better,” Gramling said. “We are making more adjustments. Hopefully, we turn it around.”

The Grizzlies host Forsyth Central tonight, while Pope, Northview, North Springs and Sprayberry await in the next two weeks. Creekview has not faced Pope or Sprayberry yet, but it beat North Springs and Northview in the teams’ earlier meetings.

Despite its loss to Creekview, Sequoyah (17-4, 9-1) still leads the region standings. The Chiefs host Northview tonight before awaiting games against Kell, North Springs and Osborne.

With just two weeks left before the Region 5AAAAAA tournament, Cherokee is trying to separate itself from the pack.

The Warriors (13-6, 6-3) are in a three-way tie with Milton and Roswell in second place, though Milton is ineligible for postseason play based on recruiting sanctions from the Georgia High School Association. Wheeler is the region’s top team, owing its only region loss to Roswell.

Cherokee will play at Woodstock today and has region games against Roswell, Walton, Wheeler and Milton remaining.

Woodstock (8-11, 4-5) lost a close game against Roswell earlier this season and will be looking to even the score when the teams meet again Feb. 5.

After hosting Cherokee tonight, the Wolverines play Walton, Lassiter and Etowah. The Wolverines beat Walton and Etowah in their first meetings of the season.

At 2-8 in region play, Etowah (7-13) sits at the bottom of the standings. The Eagles face Wheeler tonight and wrap up their regular-season schedule with games against Roswell, Lassiter and Woodstock.

In Region 7AAAA, River Ridge (8-13, 3-1) is tied with Gilmer atop the standings in the southern subregion. The Knights, who are off tonight, will host Gilmer on Tuesday before closing region play with Cedartown, Cass and Pickens.
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