The Augusta Christian Schools girls basketball team had a solid showing at last weekend's Garden City Classic Basketball Tournament.
The Lady Lions posted an opening-round blowout of Curtis Baptist, 66-28. They followed that with a 58-38 drubbing of Westminster.
However, in the tournament's title game, ACS ran into some trouble and fell to Briarwood Academy 71-52. The loss was the first of the season for ACS. The Lady Lions stand at 3-1 overall. They might not have captured the tournament crown, but it was still a weekend to remember.
ACS guard Jordan Little and forward Sarah Beth McKinney were named to the All-Tournament Team. Little averaged 17.7 points and six assists during the tourney. She also surpassed Jessica Sowell as the school's all-time career assist leader. Little now has more than 200 assists in a Lions uniform.
McKinney also etched her name in the school's record books. She toppled the school's career rebounding mark previously held by Virginia Wright. McKinney now has 626 rebounds for her career. For the tournament, she averaged 12.7 points and 14.3 rebounds per game.
Little and McKinney have had plenty of help this season from Lynlee Satcher. She is averaging 13.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.
The Lady Lions could be a team to watch come playoff time. They could make a push for the South Carolina Independent Schools Association Playoffs this season.
Region 2-AAAA test
A look at the 2-AAAA standings shows that Evans is tied for the region's top spot with perennial power Baldwin.
Both schools are only 1-0 in region play, but it looks like every game is important in this region.
Evans, Greenbrier and Lakeside must battle the state's No. 3 school in Baldwin (4-0), and Statesboro is ranked at No. 10.
As if that were not tough enough, another region school, Wayne County, is 3-0 and looks like a top-10 team as well. It is averaging 80 points and winning by an average of 28 points per contest.
Baldwin features some of the state's premier prospects in 6-4 guard Obinna Hurt and 6-9 power forward Montavious Adams.
The Braves visit Greenbrier on Jan. 14, they face Evans on Jan. 28, and Lakeside travels to Milledgeville to square off with Baldwin on Feb. 2.
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