No team has pocketed more wins to this point in the season than Griffin Christian (12-3).
The Mic Savage-coached Crusaders had a four-game win streak snapped 77-75 in double overtime Friday at Loganville Christian. The Crusaders were playing without All-State point guard Anthony Lewis, who was taking a college recruiting trip to Brevard College in North Carolina.
Furthermore, foul trouble cause two starters to foul out in regulation and a third to foul out in overtime in a game where two other Griffin Christian players ended the game with four fouls each.
Nonetheless, the Crusaders had a chance to notch the game in regulation but a basket in the fourth quarter was only counted as two points. Savage and his staff protested it was a three-point shot to no avail.
The team begins region play where school resumes.
The other hot team in the area is the Spalding High boys team.
The Cecil Spear-coached Jaguars (9-3 overall, 5-2 Region 4-AAA) currently sit in a four-way tie for second place in Region 4-AAA with Eagles Landing, Drew and Stockbridge.
The Jags — which were scheduled to play first-place and No. 9-state ranked Henry County on Tuesday — had a three-game win streak snapped in their last outing, a 73-50 loss Saturday at home to Class AAAA Luella in non-region action.
Elsewhere in the area, Griffin High (2-6 overall, 1-3 Region 3-AAAA Div. A) is struggling under the direction of interim head coach Justin Rogers.
The Bears, which are fifth in the seven-team Region 3-AAAA Div. A standings, had a two-game win streak snapped, 63-26, Friday night at The House against Woodland. The 26 points were the fewest points the Bears have scored in at least 15 years.