The McEachern (0-0; 0-0) girls basketball squad is gearing up for a 2013-14 title run with a scrimmage against Douglas County (0-0; 0-0). Following the scrimmage game the Lady Indians- 2011-12 Georgia 5A champions (highest class in Georgia that year), will shift their focus to Cobb County rivals North Cobb (0-0; 0-0) and Marietta (0-0; 0-0) before traveling to Norcorss before the month of November is out.
Norcross (0-0; 0-0), winners of 3 of the last 4 state championships behind now North Carolina starting forward Diamond DeShields, churns out talent and produces stars in Women’s basketball. McEachern defeated Norcross in the 5A semifinals in 2011 on their way to a 33-0 finish and the state title, the only year Norcross and DeShields did not win the basketball title in Georgia-Norcross defeated McEachern at home in the regular season that year.
Standout point guard T’ea Cooper- who once committed to North Carolina as an 8th grader, has pulled back on that commitment and is keeping her options open as she enters her junior season.
“We have a lot to work to do as well as getting in basketball shape that McEachern basketball is accustom to,” McEachern head coach Phyllis Arthur said.” “Still knocking out some kinks.”
McEachern girls are nationally known to be a basketball team that gets up and down the floor and playing pressure defense. The Lady Indians won their title game by 33 points over Hillgrove playing that style of ball the entire game and year and played in the Rose Classic in New York last season.
The Lady Indians are ranked No.20 in the Max Preps National Preseason poll.
The McEachern Indians entered their game against county and region rival Marietta 1-2 and both of their losses came to teams that have been highly touted across the nation (Grayson-Nkemdiche at DL/RB and Walton-Jones at RB).
Both Grayson (to Parkview) and Walton (to McEachern Region foe North Cobb) fell and fell hard last week. McEachern won in less than impressive fashion against Pebblebrook last week and so enter Marietta. Marietta came to Walter Cantrell Stadium with a very viable quarterback in Anthony Jennings, who is going to LSU as of today, and an offense that can score and score in multiple ways. Jennings passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 90 yards.
However Marietta/McEachern runs deep dating back to 1972 and well you have to line up and play because that’s all you really can go do . McEachern pulled out a win is the most classic of fashions as Ty Clemons found Chris Okeh for a successful two-point conversation to give the Indians a 29-28 lead with 30 seconds left and their defense would hold for the win.
The starting McEachern quarterback, Ty Clemons was 10-16 passing for 112 yards and tacked on 33 yards rushing. The Indians second quarterback Ty Griffin tallied 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns while passing for 10 yards on 1-2 passing. Both Clemons and Griffin played much of the game on the field at the same time and it was Griffin’s first action of the second since an ankle injury in the season opener against Grayson.
iBN Sports had the coverage and you can see it now. If you want to get to the “good stuff” the stuff that won the game seek ahead to the 2:48.00 mark of the footage where McEachern took over with 1:58 left in the fourth quarter trailing by 7 with one more drive and one more special play in their playbook left.