Updated: Cedar Shoals (15-2) defeated Loganville 72-53 behind 18 points each by Phlan Fleming and Snipe Hall. Stavion Stevenson put in 16. The Jaguars have now won 11 in a row and will face Buford this Friday in Buford. Buford defeated Cedar Shoals 72-66 in the region opener for both in December. Cedar Shoals has not lost since that contest.
The Jaguars will be the second opponent to face Buford in the new $21 million Buford City Schools Arena. The multiple-purpose arena will host the Georgia 7A state semifinals in late February and is located directly across from the high school. Buford hosted the first basketball games earlier this week as both Buford boys and girls defeated Johnson-Gainesville.
Earlier: Stavion Stevenson led Cedar Shoals with 19 points as the Jaguars improved to 4-1 in region 8-5A with a 65-41 victory over Johnson-Gainesville Wednesday night. Phlandrous Fleming added 12 points while Snipe Hall chipped in 10.
The Jaguars hit the floor again Thursday evening in a rare school-week back-to-back to take on non-region foe Washington. The game was moved up from Saturday to Thursday in advance of inclement weather forecasted for the north Georgia area.
Cedar Shoals improved to 14-2 by winning its tenth consecutive game 65-39 over Washington-Atlanta. The Jaguars took command of the game with a 23-point third quarter and lead 51-23 entering the fourth quarter. Snipe Hall led the Jaguars in scoring with 10 while Stavion Stevenson and A.J. Jones added nine apiece.
Cedar Shoals (14-2; 4-1) will hit the road next week for three straight games against region foe Loganville (9-6; 1-3), a rematch against region foe and class 5A No.1 Buford (12-2; 4-0) and undefeated class 6A No.1 Gainesville (13-0).
Top-ranked Buford defeated Cedar Shoals 72-66 behind 26 points from Donnell Nixon and 25 points from Marcus Watson in December.
Cedar Shoals will only be the second opponent to face Buford in the new $21 million Buford City Schools Arena. The multiple-purpose arena will host the Georgia 7A state semifinals this in late February and is located directly across from the high school. Buford hosted the first basketball games earlier this week as both Buford boys and girls defeated Johnson-Gainesville.
Cedar Shoals split two meetings with then region opponent Gainesville last season, losing 80-77 in the regular season in Athens in December but won the region 8-5A championship game in February in Winder over the Red Elephants 70-48.
It will be the first time in recorded history Cedar Shoals will face No.1 teams from Georgia in different classifications in back-to-back games while being ranked in the top-10 of multiple state polls.