The first night of region action had nine DCSD basketball teams in action on Monday with the Stone Mountain and Cedar Grove girls advancing in the Region 5-3A Tournament and clinching Class 3A state playoff berths.
The Stone Mountain Lady Pirates (10-11) knocked DeKalb foe Towers (6-13) out of state playoff contention with a 49-25 win to open Region 5-3A girls’ play at Westminster. The Lady Pirates earned their first trip to the state playoff since a first round 78-74 loss to Cartersville in 2011 under Coach Stanley Clark.
Coach Shenetria Wyche has her team in the state playoffs for the second consecutive season following their 66-13 win over rival McNair (3-16) on Monday. The Saints have won eight in a row.
Redan (0-15) was knocked out of the postseason with a 70-9 loss to Top 10 ranked Lovett.
The Dunwoody Lady Wildcats moved within a win of a state playoff berth by holding off Chattahoochee 48-44 in Region 7-6A play at Northview on Monday. Dunwoody will take on No. 3 seeded Pope on Wednesday with a state tournament berth on the line. The Wildcats (4-21), a surprise state tournament team a year ago, saw its season come to an end with a 64-46 loss to Johns Creek in boys’ region play.
The Druid Hills Lady Red Devils (9-15) dropped a 55-38 decision to North Clayton to end their season at Luella in Region 4-4A girls’ play on Monday. In Region 4-6A boys’ action on Monday, the Martin Luther King Jr. Lions (4-22) wrapped up their season with a tough 66-64 loss to Forest Park.
Today’s (Tuesday) region action features 13 games and 17 DCSD teams playing to advance.
Wins tonight give the following teams berths in their respective state tournaments:
Girls – Lakeside, Boys – Lakeside
Girls – Stephenson, Tucker, M.L. King Jr.; Boys – Stephenson, Tucker
Girls – Miller Grove/Lithonia winner; Boys – SW DeKalb/Arabia Mountain winner
Boys – Druid Hills
Boys – Cedar Grove/McNair winner; Redan, Towers, Stone Mountain
DCSD REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Monday, Feb. 5
Region 5-3A Girls at Westminster
Stone Mountain (10-11) 49, Towers (6-13) 25
Cedar Grove (11-5) 66, McNair (3-16) 13
Lovett 70, Redan (0-15) 9
Region 4-4A Girls at Luella
North Clayton 55, Druid Hills (9-15) 38
Region 4-6A Boys at Mundy’s Mill
Forest Park 66, M.L. King Jr. (4-22) 64
Region 7-6A at Northview
(G) Dunwoody (9-17) 48, Chattahoochee 44
(B) Johns Creek 64, Dunwoody (4-21) 46
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Region 5-3A Boys at Westminster
Westminster vs. Redan (12-1), 4:00 pm
Towers (15-8) vs. Lovett, 5:30 pm
Pace Academy vs. Stone Mountain (2-19), 7:00 pm
Cedar Grove (18-6) vs. McNair (4-17), 8:30 pm
Region 4-4A Boys at Luella
Druid Hills (11-12) vs. North Clayton, 4:30 pm
Region 5-5A at SW DeKalb
(G) Miller Grove (13-10) vs. Lithonia (3-18), 5:30 pm
(B) SW DeKalb (15-10) vs. Arabia Mountain (12-12), 7:00 pm
Region 4-6A at Mundy’s Mill
(G) Tucker (17-8) vs. Drew, 4:00 pm
(B) Tucker (15-10) vs. Mundy’s Mill, 5:30 pm
(G) M.L. King (6-19) vs. Forest Park, 7:00 pm
(B) Stephenson (18-5) vs. Lovejoy, 8:30 pm
Region 7-7A at Central Gwinnett
(G) Lakeside (10-12) vs. Central Gwinnett, 3:30 pm
(B) Lakeside (12-10) vs. Central Gwinnett, 5:00 pm