There are 11 teams in the region and the top 8 teams will advance to the region tournament, which starts on Monday, Oct. 1 at Moseley Park in Stockbridge. The top team in the region will play the 8th seed, 2 will face 7, 3 faces 6 and 4 faces 5.
Spalding (6-9 overall and 3-5 in region) defeated North Clayton 22-2 last week and that win pretty much ensured the Lady Jags will make the top 8 and should they win their next two region contests (they have a makeup date with Upson-Lee Wednesday), they may climb as high as fifth or sixth, depending on what the other region teams do this week. The best Spalding can do is finish 5-5 in region play.
Spalding hosted non-region foe Lamar County Monday and hosts region opponent Riverdale today at 5:30 p.m.
Griffin blew a golden opportunity to advance further in the standings with its 7-2 loss at home to Spalding last Wednesday. If the Lady Bears (9-11, 5-4) win their region contest today at 5:30 p.m. at Upson-Lee, they can at least finish ahead of Spalding in the standings, as they will be 6-4 in region play.
Griffin head coach Kevin Mobley said he wants his team to continue playing up to the region tournament. Griffin traveled to Macon Monday to play Howard High and will end the regular season with a doubleheader at Strong Rock Christian on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.