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Three area teams crack state top 10
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The Georgia high school basketball Top 10
By The Associated Press

Georgia Sportswriters Association boys and girls basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, total points, and record.

Boys

Class AAAAA


1. Norcross (8) 80
2. McEachern 67
3. Centennial 63
4. Wheeler 61
5. Valdosta 37
6. Lassiter 30
(tie) Meadowcreek 30
8. Walton 23
9. Milton 16
10. Westlake 12

Others receiving votes: Newnan 7, Newton 5, Savannah 4, South Gwinnnett 3, Cherokee 1, Groves 1.

Class AAAA

1. Miller Grove (7) 79
2. Hillgrove (1) 73
3. Chamblee 48
4. Richmond Academy 40
5. Statesboro 39
6. Marist 38
7. Bainbridge 35
8. Fayette County 27
9. Tucker 24
10. Lithia Springs 15

Others receiving votes: McIntosh 9, Osborne 5, Upson-Lee 3, Evans 2, Cass 1, Rockdale County 1.

Class AAA

1. South Atlanta (8) 80
2. Columbia 72
3. Shaw 51
4. Ridgeland 50
5. Carrollton 39
6. Washington County 34
7. Franklin County 32
8. Liberty County 24
9. West Hall 14
10. Westover 12

Others receiving votes: Elbert County 11, Spalding 7, Richmond Hill 5, Burke County 4, Peach County 3, Druid Hills 1, LaGrange 1.

Class AA

1. Dublin (8) 80
2. Greater Atlanta Christian 72
3. Laney 57
4. Blessed Trinity 45
5. Dade County 36
6. Chattooga 33
7. Northeast-Macon 25
8. Heard County 24
9. Mitchell County 19
10. Manchester 11

Others receiving votes: Central-Macon 10, Thomasville 9, Greene County 8, Long County 7, Jefferson 2, Jordan 1.

Class A

1. Turner County (6) 78
2. Wilkinson County (2) 70
3. Whitefield Academy 50
4. Metter 49
5. Hancock Central 46
6. Darlington 35
7. North Cobb Christian 32
8. Paideia 24
9. Greenforest Christian 19
10. Wilcox County 17

Others receiving votes: Terrell County 8, Athens Christian 7, Wesleyan 5.

Girls

Class AAAAA

1. Redan (4) 71
2. Parkview (2) 70
3. Berkmar (1) 62
4. Westlake 46
5. Mill Creek 44
6. Cherokee 42
7. Norcross 27
8. Campbell 22
9. Stephenson 16
10. North Cobb 15

Others receiving votes: Marietta 13, McEachern 7, Duluth 4.

Class AAAA

1. Fayette County (8) 80
2. Marist 66
3. Mays 61
4. Salem 44
5. Jonesboro 43
6. Northwest Whitfield 34
7. Hardaway 32
(tie) Southwest DeKalb 32
9. Osborne 19
10. Bainbridge 12
(tie) Madison County 12

Other receiving votes: Harlem 5.

Class AAA

1. Baldwin (6) 77
2. Carrollton (2) 74
3. Franklin County 62
4. Lakeview- Ft. Oglethorpe 45
5. Gilmer 43
6. Rutland 41
7. Woodward Academy 27
8. Kendrick 17
9. Peach County 10
10. Gainesville 9

Others receiving votes: Carver-Atlanta 8, Dougherty 8, Washington County 6, Creekview 5, Spalding 3, Central-Carroll 1, Pickens 1, Westover 1.

Class AA

1. Buford (6) 78
2. Model (1) 69
3. Laney 54
4. Dodge County (1) 49
5. Rabun County 39
6. Armuchee 34
7. Jordan 26
8. Brantley County 17
(tie) Greater Atlanta Christian 17
10. Screven County 14

Others receiving votes: Northeast-Macon 13, Henry County 8, Coosa 7, Vidalia 6, Albany 4, Pepperell 2, Lovett 1, North Oconee 1, Westminster 1.

Class A

1. Wesleyan (8) 80
2. Calvary Day 72
3. Taylor County 61
4. Savannah Country Day 44
5. Seminole County 39
6. Gordon Lee 38
7. Holy Innocents’ 32
8. Randolph-Clay 29
9. Towns County 14
10. Hancock Central 8

Others receiving votes: Savannah Christian 6, Jenkins County 5, Trion 3, Providence Christian 1.

The following newspapers voted in this poll: The Albany Herald, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Augusta Chronicle, The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, The Daily Tribune News (Cartersville), The Gwinnett Daily Post, The Marietta Daily Journal, and The Telegraph (Macon).

Three area basketball teams are ranked in the Georgia Sports Writers Association poll released Monday.

The Buford girls remain ranked first in Class AA with six first-place votes. The Gainesville girls hang on to a top-10 spot, ranked ninth in Class AAA.

The West Hall boys are also ranked ninth in Class AAA and are the only are boys team ranked. The Jefferson boys are no longer ranked, but received two votes in Class AA. For complete rankings, see page 2B.
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