Jonesboro's James M.J. Walker poured in 30 points in Saturday's semifinal win against Liberty County. (File Photo)

STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW: Southern Crescent team capsules

  It’s state basketball tournament time, and we’re giving you a quick snapshot look at all 23 Southern Crescent teams that will be starting postseason play this week. The Jonesboro Cardinals boys and girls squads, McIntosh Chiefs and Forest Park Lady Panthers probably give the four-county area the best opportunity at a state championship. But

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Former Dutchtown football standout Jordan Harrishf (Special Photo)

Southern Crescent athletes have local recruiting help with Morrow’s McKissic, former Dutchtown player Jordan Harris

                By Darryl Maxie The good news for Southern Crescent athletes, and its girls high school basketball players in particular: You have all the talent you need to play on the next level. The bad news: The colleges who need you don’t know you’re out there. The

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Guard Saadia Munford is a vital part of Jonesboro's attack.

REGION BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: Lady Cardinals make it a sweep of Region 4-AAAA crowns for Jonesboro

        By James Butler HAMPTON, Ga. – Lamar Harris has been the girls head basketball coach at Jonesboro for the last three seasons, and though he’s been successful, it hasn’t always been easy. In his first season he guided the Cardinals to the Class AAAA Semifinals, putting Jonesboro in the mix

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Jonesboro's Jesse Bucknor slams one home in the Cardinals' 82-62 semifinal win over Griffin Thursday night. (PHOTO: Steve Knight)

BASKETBALL REGION TOURNAMENT: Jonesboro Cardinals basketball sweep semis, will play for Region 4-AAAA titles

  By Jeff Armstrong Special to the Southern Crescent Buzz HAMPTON — The Jonesboro Cardinals boys basketball team raced to a 28-5 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back, routing the Griffin High Bears 82-62 Thursday night in the semifinals of the Region 4-AAAA Tournament at Hampton High School. Defending state champion Jonesboro won

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Morrow Mustangs guard De'Ja Green (Special Photo)

BASKETBALL REGION TOURNAMENTS: A schedule of Monday’s region tournament games and full brackets

  By Gabriel Stovall MONDAY’S REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: REGION 5-A GIRLS (All Games at Atlanta International School, 2890 N. Fulton Dr., NE, Atlanta, GA): Strong Rock vs. Atlanta International (At Atlanta International, Atlanta, GA), 4:00 p.m. Drew Charter vs. Greenforest, 7:00 p.m.   REGION 4-AAA BOYS: North Clayton vs. Douglass (At Douglass High School,

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BASKETBALL STANDINGS: A look at where Southern Crescent teams stand as region tourneys begin

Here’s a look at the final regular season standings for Southern Crescent teams, and the regions they’re in, ahead of Region Tournaments that begin in various sites Monday. Boys Region 4-AAAAA, Div. A McIntosh 25-0, 18-0 Drew 19-5, 15-3 Mundy’s Mill 18-7, 13-5 Morrow 9-14, 8-10 Starr’s Mill 9-15, 6-12 Forest Park 8-17, 6-12 Northgate

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Jonesboro's James "M.J." Walker was named Region 4-AAAA's top player for 2014-15

Jonesboro basketball sweeps top honors in Region 4-AAAA, ELHS coach Lisa Horton has award named in her honor

By Gabriel Stovall JONESBORO — Since some of the best high school basketball — both boys and girls — in the state is being played right in the Southern Crescent’s backyard, it should be no surprise that the Jonesboro Cardinals swept the Region 4-AAAA Players of the Year awards. Sophomore sensation James “M.J.” Walker

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