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Where the girls teams stand as the new year gets under way

With the holiday tournaments behind them and the school break complete, Class AAAAAA girls basketball teams have turned their attention to the heart of the schedule and the final month of the regular season.

There are no remaining undefeated teams, although top-ranked Lovejoy (15-3) is unbeaten against Georgia opponents. The Wildcats’ losses have come against DeSoto and Duncanville of Texas and Riverdale of Tennessee. All three teams are ranked in the top 25 nationally by MaxPreps. Lovejoy, the defending state champion, is 9-0 in Region 4, one-and-a-half games ahead of second-ranked Forest Park and No. 6 Stephenson. Lovejoy beat Forest Park 58-56 in overtime on Dec. 8, and the teams meet again at Lovejoy on Jan. 29. 

Lovejoy is one of 13 teams that are unbeaten in region games (four of which haven’t begun region play). Among the teams that are in prime position to earn a No. 1 seed in the region tournaments are fifth-ranked Douglas County (12-4, 7-0) in Region 5 and third-ranked Northview (12-3, 8-0) in Region 7. 

Here’s a look at the girls region standings going into Tuesday’s games (with region records, followed by overall records). Note that the records are taken from MaxPreps, the official record-keeper for the Georgia High School Association, and that some of those records have not been fully updated. 

1-AAAAAA 

Lee County – 1-0 / 9-6 

Valdosta – 0-0 / 14-2 

Northside-Warner Robins – 0-0 / 8-4 

Coffee – 0-0 / 3-8 

Houston County – 0-1 / 5-8 

2-AAAAAA 

Glynn Academy – 3-0 / 15-2 

Richmond Hill – 1-1 / 15-2 

Bradwell Institute – 1-1 / 9-7 

Brunswick – 1-1 / 6-8 

Effingham County – 0-3 / 3-14 

3-AAAAAA 

Grovetown – 2-0 / 10-5 

Heritage-Conyers – 2-0 / 7-4 

Evans – 1-1 / 7-8 

Greenbrier – 1-1 / 7-9 

Lakeside-Evans – 0-2 / 7-6 

Alcovy – 0-2 / 5-9 

4-AAAAAA 

Lovejoy – 9-0 / 15-3 

Forest Park – 7-1 / 15-2 

Stephenson – 8-2 / 10-7 

Mt. Zion-Jonesboro – 5-4 / 9-8 

M.L. King – 5-4 / 8-8 

Drew – 3-6 / 7-8 

Tucker – 2-7 / 3-12 

Mundy’s Mill – 1-7 / 4-11 

Morrow – 0-9 / 1-14 

5-AAAAAA 

Douglas County – 7-0 / 12-4 

New Manchester – 8-1 / 14-2 

Alexander – 7-3 / 11-6 

Mays – 4-5 / 4-9 

Hughes – 3-4 / 8-7 

Creekside – 3-4 / 5-10 

Tri-Cities – 1-5 / 2-10 

Northgate – 1-6 / 4-9 

South Paulding – 1-7 / 1-15 

6-AAAAAA 

Creekview – 7-1 / 12-4 

Harrison – 7-1 / 11-6 

Sequoyah – 6-2 / 12-4 

Dalton – 5-3 / 9-6 

Osborne – 3-5 / 6-8 

South Cobb – 3-5 / 6-10 

Sprayberry – 2-6 / 5-11 

River Ridge – 2-6 / 3-13 

Allatoona – 1-7 / 2-12 

7-AAAAAAA 

Northview – 8-0 / 12-3 

Alpharetta – 7-1 / 12-4 

Pope – 6-2 / 13-3 

Johns Creek – 5-3 / 9-8 

Centennial – 3-4 / 7-8 

Cambridge – 3-5 / 8-9 

Dunwoody – 2-6 / 5-9 

North Atlanta – 1-6 / 1-11 

Chattahoochee – 0-8 / 3-13 

8-AAAAAA 

Dacula – 2-0 / 13-3 

Lanier – 1-0 / 13-3 

Winder-Barrow – 1-1 / 8-6 

Habersham Central – 0-0 / 3-9 

Gainesville – 0-1 / 8-6 

Apalachee – 0-2 / 6-10

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