Saturday, April 6, 2013
The contest was shot at Greater Atlanta Christian School and will air nationwide Saturday on CBS.
The best high-flying and long-distance-shooting high school basketball players came to Norcross Friday for the 2013 High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships. The event was held at Greater Atlanta Christian Schools. First up was the 3-point contest. High school seniors across the country lined up behind the arc and had one minute to shoot as many threes as possible. The title of sharpest shooter went to Conner Frankamp of Wichita, Kansas. Frankamp will play basketball for the University of Kansas next fall. The Harlem Globetrotters provided entertainment in between the contests for the arena full of GAC students. The team showed off their ball handling skills with a short routine. A second group of high school stars soared above the …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Top high school basketball players competed in a three-point shoot out and slam dunk contest at Greater Atlanta Christian School on Friday.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011
In a heated game, Norcross upset the Eagles 59-55.
The defending state champion Milton boys basketball team came into last night's state title game against Norcross with high hopes. It was not to be as Norcross pulled the 59-55 upset to duplicate what the Lady Blue Devils did the game before: winning the Class AAAAA state championship. The Eagles led 55-52 with 1:30 left in the game and had a chance to put the game away, but a three pointer by Norcross, a couple of key free throws made by the Blue Devils and missed by Milton, ended with Norcross taking the state championship. As they did last night against Tift County, the Eagles started out slow to start the game, but began to spread their wings later on. Norcross scored the game's first points on a three pointer by Alonzao Nelson-Ododa. …
Monday, March 7, 2011
With Norcross teams in the Final Four, there's plenty of excitement in the air. Take Patch's basketball bracket challenge to get in on the action--and win some cool stuff.
Monday, March 7, 2011
And then there was one. We’re down to one round of our inaugural Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge, which means you have one more chance to win some Patch gear before the Georgia High School Association crowns its 2011 AAAA and AAAAA hoops champions Friday. The cream of Georgia’s basketball teams has risen to the top to reach the semifinals, so we’re looking for true excellence in prognostication for the finale of our contest. We’ll award a Patch T-shirt or a Patch baseball cap to anyone who achieves perfection and picks all eight semifinal winners and all four champions correctly. (If more than 10 of you go 12-0, we’ll have to hold a drawing to decide who gets the goods, but all of you will share in the glory.) The deadline …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Norcross girls and boys advance to third round. Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Friday.
It was a great night for Norcross High School basketball, both the girls and boys prevailed in their matchups and head to round three. And our Patch Basketball Contest continues and you still have a chance to win. Either Patch has brilliant readers, or the AAAAAGeorgia High School Association basketball brackets simply became too predictable in the second round. We of course lean toward the first explanation, but the fact that six of the eight region champions advanced to the AAAAA quarterfinals on the boys’ side played a part in producing a four-way tie for first place in Round 2 of the Patch Georgia High School Basketball Challenge with 14-2 records. Only three No. 1 seeds are alive among the girls. But all four Region 4-AAAAA teams—Cobb…
Saturday, February 12, 2011
North Gwinnett rallies in second half for win.
North Gwinnett scored 31 points in the fourth period to rally, taking a 60-56 victory over the No. 2-ranked Norcross Lady Blue Devils. When Norcross was winning state titles with Eddie Martin as the coach, the House of Blue was usually late in arriving. But after last season's state title and this year's battle for a No. 1 seed, the House of Blue was packed early. North Gwinnett's team was riding a 15-game winning streak and was the only team from Georgia to beat Norcross this season. Nothing changed as the Lady Bulldogs scored 31 points in the fourth period and rallied from an 11-point deficit. Diamond DeShields hit a long two-point basket at the end of the third period to give the Lady Blue Devils a 40-29 lead heading into the final …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Spartans sweep visiting Buford.
Greater Atlanta Christian's boys basketball beat Buford for a ninth straight time Tuesday, but not without holding its breath. The Spartans saw their six-point lead sliced to three in the final five seconds, before surviving the Region 6-AA Division A game 70-67 at GAC. Likewise, GAC's girls won a game almost as close, 52-43. The win kept GAC's defending state champion boys (19-5) unbeaten in the subregion at 9-0 and propelled them into Friday's regular-season finale at Cross Keys and into next week's region tournament at Jackson. "It was a good game for us to have to play leading into the region tournament," Spartans coach Eddie Martin said. "We settled in and played well. It's good to have a tough ballgame like this right before the …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Wins provide momentum approaching Buford.
Greater Atlanta Christian's basketball teams continued their dominance of Decatur at home Friday night. GAC's defending state champion boys beat their Region 6-AA Division A counterparts for the ninth straight time, 81-62, after the Spartan girls manhandled the Bulldogs for the 12th consecutive time in five years, 56-32. The victories backed the Spartans' 59-52 boys victory and 59-44 girls verdict in Decatur on Jan. 19. "It's good to play like this at home," GAC boys coach Eddie Martin said. "They'd battled us hard at their place and it wasn't easy here either." Friday's victory was the fifth straight for the Spartan boys, the No. 4 team in the state's coach's poll, since a loss to Florida's Sagemont in Norcross' Marriott Invitational. The…
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The girls won 50-37; the boys won 66-38.
It was a solid performance from both the Norcross girls and boys basketball teams last night. In the girls game, Norcross sophomore guard Diamond DeShields, the daughter of former Montreal Expos second baseman Delino DeShields, scored 11 points to lead the Lady Blue Devils to a 50-37 victory. Norcross hit the ground running and jumped out to a 13-4 lead by the end of the first quarter with DeShields and junior center Patrice Butler doing most of the scoring. The Lady Blue Devils extended their lead in the second quarter as Mill Creek struggled to make the baskets. DeShields hit a shot at the first-half buzzer to send both teams into their locker rooms with Norcross leading 29-11 at the half. The Lady Hawks went on a 4-0 run to start the…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Girls use 21-0 streak for easy win, while boys knock off state's No. 6 team
The rematch between the Norcross and Peachtree Ridge boys basketball teams did little to refute the notion that Region 7-AAAAA may be one of the most competitive in the state. Despite a middling record, Norcross proved Tuesday that it is must be counted among the league’s six teams that have a legitimate chance to snag one of four state playoff spots. The Blue Devils successfully defended its home court, a necessity that coach Jesse McMillan mentioned a week ago after a road loss to North Gwinnett. On a cold, dreary night, Norcross turned back No. 6-ranked Peachtree Ridge for a 54-48 victory. The girls started the night with a 69-27 win in the first game. The two boys teams split their regular-season meetings; Peachtree Ridge won the last …