Top weekend games: Week 7
No. 2 Early County boys vs. No. 10 Thomasville
When/where: Friday, 6 p.m. at Thomasville
Records: Early County is is 13-2 and 4-0 in Region 1; Thomasville is 8-6 and 3-0
Last meeting: Thomasville won 68-65 on Feb. 12, 2016.
Notes: These region rivals represent the final two undefeated teams in Region 1. The Bulldogs went 3-0 against Early County last season, with all games being close. But it’s the Bobcats off to the better start thus far and a convincing win could knock the Bulldogs out of the rankings. But more importantly it will give them first place in the region.
No. 4 Therrell boys vs. KIPP
When/where: 1:30 p.m., Saturday at KIPP
Records: Therrell is 9-6, 3-2 on Region 6; KIPP is 7-4 and 3-1
Last meeting: N/A
Notes: This is the first meeting between the teams. Regardless of the Panthers, Therrell will slip from their No. 4 ranking after losing to Hapeville Charter 69-62 on Tuesday, which extended their losing streak to four. KIPP is tied for second in Region 6, a half-game ahead of the Hornets.
No. 7 Glenn Hills boys vs. No. 9 Westside
When/where: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. at Glenn Hills
Records: Glenn Hills is 12-5 and 4-2 in Region 8; Westside is 5-5 and 4-1
Last meeting: Glenn Hills won 71-60 on Dec. 19
Notes: The Spartans took this season’s first meeting, but Westside is ahead in the standings, in second place and a half-game behind No. 3-ranked Butler. Westside narrowly lost to Butler 65-64 on Tuesday.
No. 3 Model girls at Christian Heritage
When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Christian Heritage
Records: Model is 11-4; Christian Heritage is 8-4
Last meeting: Christian Heritage won 63-52 on Dec. 16.
Notes: The Lady Blue Devils continue to sprinkle in games between their region schedule to challenge themselves, as they’re not likely to face much competition in Region 7. Last season they beat Christian Heritage 56-39 in their first ever meeting.
No. 4 Fitzgerald girls vs. Early County
When/where: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Early County
Records: Fitzgerald is 9-1, 1-1 in Region 1; Early County is 10-5, 4-0
Last meeting: Fitzgerald won 74-29 on Feb. 2, 2016
Notes: The Lady Purple Hurricane opened the season on a nine-game win streak, but picked up their first loss of the season, 71-57 to Berrien on Tuesday. As a result, Early County is only remaining team without a loss in Region 1 play. Should Early County win, the Fitzgerald could drop from the rankings all together.
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