No. 5 ranked Monroe fell short 46-44 to Tift County in its last contest and is about to get into Region 1 action starting this Saturday. A key matchup to watch for will come on Friday, Jan. 15 when the Golden Tornadoes take on No. 3 ranked Westover.
No. 6 ranked Stephenson has only played two games due to DeKalb County’s delayed start, but the Jags showed promising signs. After dropping a 54-48 game to Region 6 rival Mays, the Jags responded with a 62-48 victory over No. 7 ranked Luella.
Jenkins is the No. 8 ranked team in the polls and has spent the early part of the season taking on Savannah-based rivals. The Warriors’ nearly topped rival Johnson Savannah on Dec. 18, but fell short 52-50.
Region 8 opponents Cedar Shoals and North Oconee round out the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Cedar Shoals won 62-52 when they hosted the Warriors on Dec. 18 and the two teams will faceoff again at North Oconee on Jan. 26.