Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The boys basketball team can't play in region and state tournaments this season, and the school was fined for "undue influence" toward students transferring to the school.
Milton High School lost its boys basketball coach, David Boyd, and now the team has lost any chance to be in the state tournament this season. "The Georgia High School Association has placed the boys’ basketball program at Milton High School on probation for the 2012-13 season for violating GHSA rules in regard to 'undue influence',” GHSA reported on its website earlier today, Oct. 9. The team will not be eligible to participate in the region tournament or the state tournament. The program will be on "Severe Warning Status" during the next school year, but it will be eligible for post-season play in the 2013-2014 season. Milton High also had to pay an undisclosed fine. Boyd resigned Sept. 10 after the allegations surfaced. "Undue influence…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Entire boys team shows up for honor by the city.
Milton City Hall hosted the Milton Eagles boys' basketball team Monday night, April 9, as the City Council adopted a proclamation honoring the state champs. Adult Ministries Pastor Jason Howard of Stonecreek Church in Milton got the ball rolling by including the team in his invocation before the meeting started. Once some standard business was handled by council, it was time for the resolution. Council member Karen Thurman introduced the resolution adopted by the council. The Eagles won the state championship on March 9 against Savannah, winning 79-67. Shaquille Johnson had 23 points, Tevin Glass had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Jalyn Patterson and Evan Nolte had 16 points each, Thurman read from the proclamation. The Eagles went 28 and …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The Raiders erased most of a 10-point deficit in the fourth period, but lost to the Savannah Blue Jackets, 51-46.
The glass slipper shattered on the Cinderella playoffs for the Alpharetta Raiders Thursday night, as the Savannah Blue Jackets won the semifinal AAAAA boys basketball game. The two teams traveled to the Gwinnett Arena for the 5:30 p.m. game, with the Raiders bringing in their 19-12 record. The Blue Jackets haven't tasted quite so much defeat, sporting a 29-2 record before the tipoff. Throughout the game, Alpharetta High's players seemed to struggle with free throws. And while a few threes fell through the basket, others bounced off the rim or fell short. The first period looked like Savannah was starting to make a big run, but Alpharetta bounced back. Carlos Burse ended it with a slam, and his dunk cut the lead to 1-point. The Blue Jackets…
Tonight's semifinal Georgia AAAAA boys' basketball game will be a different game without the top-ranked Eagles' starting point guard on the floor.
The Milton Eagles, perennial playoff powers in boys basketball, head into the semifinals of the state AAAAA GHSA tournament at Gwinnett Arena tonight, playing Harrison High. The school plans for a "Red Out," with Milton High fans wearing red for the 8:30 p.m. game. Milton beat North Gwinnett 80-58 last week to enter into the semifinals. If Alpharetta wins its semifinal earlier in the night, and the Eagles prevail against Harrison, it will be an all "Alpharetta-Milton Patch" final. Milton fans and players will know who would join them in the finals, as the Raiders play at 5:30 p.m. Milton is playing the rest of the tournament without the services of point guard Charles Mann, who was called for two technical fouls in the quarterfinals. That …
The boys' basketball team faces Savannah at 5:30 p.m. at Gwinnett Arena today, March 8.
The Alpharetta Raiders take their improbable playoff run to Gwinnett Arena at 5:30 p.m. today, March 8, facing the Savannah Blue Jackets, which comes into the semifinals with a 29-2 record. Compare that to the Raiders and their 19-12 record . Alpharetta High School head Coach Frederick Hurt shared a few keys to the game with the media. "We must keep them off the glass, and take care of the ball against their press," he said this week. Against man defense the Raiders run an open post motion offense, with coaches preaching to the players to share the ball. They must be willing to give up a good shot to get the team a great shot–and the team understands that the better shooters and scorers take more of the shots. "Defensively we are a man-to-…
Saturday, January 29, 2011
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Saturday, January 29, 2011
(Updated 9:20) Milton defeats Wheeler 77-59, dominating the ends of both halves. Milton led by a point after the first quarter and held a 33-24 advantage at halftime, then raced out to a lead of as much as 18 points in the third quarter before the Wildcats whittled away at the gap. It was an 11-point Eagle lead after three quarters, but Wheeler got as close as six points in the fourth quarter before Milton took charge with strong defense and quick counterattacks. ----- It's the showdown we've all been waiting for: the top-ranked, defending state champion Milton Eagles playing host to the 2009 state champion Wheeler Wildcats in a matchup of the top two boys basketball teams in AAAAA. We'll be blogging live from the Milton gym (click here) …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Second OT of the night swings in Roswell's favor
The Roswell boy's basketball team hosted the Alpharetta Raiders on Thursday in a game that remained close throughout. At the end of each of the first three periods of play, Alpharetta held only a slim three-point lead over the Hornets; 15-12 at the end of the first quarter, 26-23 at the end of the second, and 41-38 at the end of the third. The fourth quarter looked likely to end differently with the Hornets holding a two-point lead with just seconds remaining until Alpharetta's Mikal Abdul-Saboor hit a jump shot to send the game into overtime. Both team's battled down to the wire, but the Hornets pulled out a 70-66 win over their crosstown region rivals.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
In the battle for AAAAA basketball supremacy, does the backcourt favor the Eagles or the Wildcats?
As we move closer to the Milton-Wheeler showdown Saturday night at Milton, we begin our comparison of the players with a look at the backcourts. We'll continue Friday with the forwards and centers. Wildcat Karon Butcher, 6-foot-2, senior vs. Eagle Shannon Scott, 6-foot-2, senior Kharon Butcher is more than the on-court director for Wheeler; he’s a key to the explosiveness of the offense. Not only can he drive and create, either finishing himself or dishing the ball, but he also will put up a 3-pointer at any moment. Butcher will provide points, but he’s more of an asset as a distributor and a defender. When his offense is motion, whether on a fast break or a half-court set, Butcher has a keen sense of where to put the ball. He sometimes …
Who owns the state of Georgia in AAAAA high school boys basketball, Wheeler or Milton?
Milton fans and Wheeler fans talk smack about each other and their highly ranked basketball teams leading up to the big game Saturday night.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
While the Wildcats lost Tuesday night, Milton continued its hot streak.
A funny thing happened on the way to what figures to be Georgia’s biggest regular-season game of the year in AAAAA: Second-ranked Wheeler lost for the first time within Georgia, falling to neighborhood archrival Walton 89-78. That’s what happens sometimes when a team faces its biggest traditional rival on the road—even if that team isn’t looking ahead to playing the nation’s No. 3 team later in the week. Tuesday night’s loss cost No. 2 Wheeler (13-5) a chance to maintain control in Region 5-AAAAA, which could have consequences next month in the playoffs. By comparison, Saturday night’s game against top-ranked Milton (17-2) is for nothing but bragging rights—but these two teams have a lot to brag about. Wheeler is the traditional power, …