Class 4A Blog: New Hampstead boys extend win-streak ahead of rematch with Benedictine

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The final region games of the regular season will take place in next and as of Monday, Feb. 5 there are just two boys region leaders that have not lost within region play yet. That number was five last week and it was Westover, McDonough and Central-Carroll that each suffered their first region losses of the season. and seven teams on the girls side that remain undefeated in their respective region, Hardaway (Region 1), Baldwin (Region 2), Fayette County (Region 4), Stockbridge (Region 5), Holy Innocents’ (Region 6), Heritage-Catoosa (Region 7) and Chestatee (Region 8).

New Hampstead has won 11-straight games and will close out its regular season schedule on Feb. 7 against Benedictine. The Phoenix previously defeated Benedictine 59-58 on the road on Jan. 19 and Benedictine has won five-straight since the loss. On the boys side, Westover had won eight-straight games before dropping a 62-52 road loss to Bainbridge on Jan. 26. The Patriots rebounded with a 70-39 win over Hardaway and can clinch the region on Saturday with a road trip to Cairo. The Patriots previously defeated Cairo 52-46 at home on Jan. 12 and the winner can clinch the top seed. In Region 2, Baldwin’s only two losses during their 18-2 season came to Class 6A Lee County and Class A Division II No. 1 ranked Greenforest Christian. In region play, Baldwin clinched the top seed last Friday against Griffin to improve to 11-0.

New Hampstead picked up its 10th-straight win and remains undefeated in Region 3, but will have to face rival on Feb. 6 in its regular season finale. The Phoenix are 8-0 in region play and will visit Islands (0-7) on Saturday before its rematch with the Cadets. New Hampstead erased a five-point deficit in the final seconds to score a 58-57 win over Benedictine on Jan. 19 and their rematch next Tuesday will be one of the biggest matchups in the entire state.

Pace Academy put up 50 second half points to avenge its previous loss to McDonough and controls its destiny for the top seed in Region 4 heading into the tournament.

BOYS STANDINGS AS OF FEB. 1

REGION 1

Westover 5-1

Cairo 4-1

Shaw 2-3

Bainbridge 2-4

Hardaway 1-5

REGION 2

Baldwin 11-0

Griffin 9-2

Spalding 7-4

Westside-Macon 6-5

Perry 2-8

Howard 2-9

West Laurens 1-10

REGION 3

New Hampstead 8-0

Benedictine 6-1

Southeast Bulloch 3-4

Burke County 3-4

Wayne County 2-6

Islands 0-7

REGION 4

Fayette County 9-1

Starr’s Mill 7-4

LaGrange 7-4

Riverdale 6-5

Trinity Christian 5-5

Whitewater 5-6

Troup 3-7

North Clayton 1-10

REGION 5

Pace Academy 11-1

McDonough 11-1

Lovett 8-3

Woodland 5-7

Luella 4-7

Mt. Zion 3-8

Hampton 2-9

Stockbridge 2-10

REGION 6

Holy Innocents’ 12-1

Westminster 8-3

Hapeville Charter 9-4

Southwest DeKalb 8-4

Druid Hills 8-4

Stone Mountain 4-7

Stephenson 3-8

Miller Grove 2-10

Clarkston 0-13

REGION 7

Central-Carroll 7-1

Sonoraville 7-1

Heritage-Catoosa 4-4

Northwest Whitfield 4-4

Cedartown 2-6

Southeast Whitfield 0-8

REGION 8

North Oconee 12-1

Seckinger 10-2

Madison County 9-3

Cherokee Bluff 9-4

Cedar Shoals 6-6

North Hall 6-7

East Hall 6-7

East Forsyth 5-8

Walnut Grove 4-8

Chestatee 3-10

Johnson-Gainesville 0-14

GIRLS STANDINGS AS OF FEB. 1

REGION 1

Hardaway 6-0

Bainbridge 3-3

Westover 3-3

Shaw 2-3

Cairo 0-5

REGION 2

Baldwin 11-0

Griffin 9-2

Spalding 7-3

West Laurens 5-6

Perry 2-7

Westside-Macon 2-9

Howard 1-10

REGION 3

Wayne County 6-1

Burke County 5-1

New Hampstead 3-4

Southeast Bulloch 1-4

Islands 0-5

REGION 4

Fayette County 10-0

Starr’s Mill 9-2

Trinity Christian 8-2

North Clayton 7-4

LaGrange 3-7

Troup 2-7

Riverdale 2-9

Whitewater 0-10

REGION 5

Stockbridge 12-0

Luella 10-2

Pace Academy 8-4

Woodland 6-6

McDonough 6-6

Mt. Zion 4-8

Hampton 1-10

Lovett 0-11

REGION 6

Holy Innocents’ 12-0

Southwest DeKalb 11-1

Westminster 7-4

Stephenson 5-4

Druid Hills 5-5

Hapeville Charter 6-76

Miller Grove 3-7

Stone Mountain 1-10

Clarkston 0-12

REGION 7

Heritage-Catoosa 8-0

Sonoraville 7-1

Northwest Whitfield 5-4

Cedartown 2-6

Central-Carroll 2-6

Southeast Whitfield 0-8

REGION 8

Chestatee 13-0

Cherokee Bluff 11-2

Walnut Grove 9-3

North Hall 10-4

North Oconee 9-4

East Forsyth 7-6

Cedar Shoals 4-8

Madison County 4-8

East Hall 3-11

Seckinger 1-11

Johnson-Gainesville 0-14

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