Greenforest boys, Stephenson girls to play for state titles

Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeat Forest Park in the Final Four to advance to the state playoffs, their first appearance since the 2008 championship win. Photos by Travis Hudgons

Two teams will represent DeKalb County in Macon for the basketball state tournament. No. 5 ranked Stephenson girls (27-5) will play Region 6-AAAAA foe No. 2 ranked Mays (27-2) in the Class AAAAA championship game March 6, and No. 2 ranked Greenforest Christian boys (27-1) will take on defending state champions and No. 1 ranked […]

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Decatur holds first game in newly renovated gym

Mayor Baskett does the tip-off to start the game.

What was once a small gym known as the “match box” is now a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose gymnasium. Decatur held its first youth basketball game at the newly renovated Ebster Recreation Center Feb. 11. The recreation center is a part of the redeveloped Beacon School complex at 420 W. Trinity Place. The complex also houses the […]

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Stephenson sweeps middle school championship

Stephenson swept the middle school championship with both boys and girls winning titles. Photos by Carla Parker

Stephenson Middle School took home to basketball titles after both boys’ and girls’ teams won the DeKalb Middle School championship Feb. 15. The undefeated and defending champions Stephenson Lady Jaguars defeated Cedar Grove 43-38, and the boys’ team knocked off Miller Grove 44-35. The girls got it started early with a big first quarter performance, […]

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Columbia girls, Miller Grove boys win DeKalb County JV championships

Columbia won the girls’ junior varsity title. Photos by Carla Parker

  A dominating first half performance led to DeKalb County junior varsity basketball championship titles for Miller Grove boys and Columbia girls. Columbia topped Southwest DeKalb 49-37 to claim the girls’ title, and Miller Grove boys defeated Lithonia 42-34, winning their second consecutive title. Miller Grove coach Rasul Chester said the win was a whole […]

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Eighteen basketball teams on the road to Macon

Lithonia boys' basketball team won the Region 6-AAAA title.

The road to Macon, Ga., to compete for a state basketball title begins Feb. 17 for 18 DeKalb County basketball teams. The first round of the playoffs will be held Feb. 17 and 18 with 12 DeKalb teams hosting playoff games. Seven teams are entering the playoffs as a No. 1 seeds after winning their […]

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Miller Grove defeats Druid Hills in region matchups

Druid Hills’ Desham During (4) flies to the basket. Photos by Mark Brock

The No. 1 ranked Miller Grove Wolverines jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the 80-29 victory over the Druid Hills Red Devils to complete the Region 6-4A sweep at Druid Hills Jan. 9. Lamont West scored the first seven points of the game and added a three-pointer in the 16-0 run to open the […]

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Alterique Gilbert: ‘Focused on becoming a better leader’

Miller Grove junior guard Alterique Gilbert hit his 1,000th point Dec. 9

    Last season, Miller Grove point guard Alterique Gilbert played a major role in the Wolverines’ run to a sixth consecutive state title. As a sophomore, Gilbert averaged 18.0 points and 5.6 assists per game, and led all scorers with 25 points in the 2014 championship game. Now in his junior season, Gilbert is […]

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Durr breaks school scoring record

St. Pius guard Asia Durr (dark shirt) poses with her team after becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer. Photo by Carla Parker

It did not take long for St. Pius guard Asia Durr to become the all-time leading scorer in school history. Going into the Dec. 12 matchup with Stone Mountain, Durr needed four points to break the record of 2,017 points, which was held by former St. Pius girls’ basketball player Kelly Cain. Durr broke the […]

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