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DULUTH HIGH YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP

When:  May 31, June 1, June 2 – 6:00-9:00 pm

Where:  Duluth High School

Cost:  $45 – Bring a friend and receive a $10 discount

***  Registration begins at 5:30 on Tuesday.  Camp starts promply at 6:00 pm each day.

 

 

DULUTH HIGH YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP

BOYS and GIRLS – Upcoming 4th-8th Grades

Fundamentals, Games, Fun!!!

 

When:  May 31, June 1, June 2 – 6:00-9:00 pm

WhereDuluth High School

Cost:  $45 – Bring a friend and receive a $10 discount

Boys Camp Director – Coach Huff, Head Duluth Boys Basketball Coach

Girls Camp Director – Coach Barbara, Duluth GBL Director

 

Payments can be made at camp by cash or check made payable to: Duluth Tipoff Club.

Registration form coming soon!!!

Boys and Girls camps will be run separately.

 

For more info e-mail DuluthGBLBasketball@yahoo.com.

Welcome

Boys Basketball Coach 

Cabral Huff

 

Read about it on the Gwinnett Daily Post's website:  http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sports/huff-comes-home-to-take-over-duluth-boys-basketball-program/article_19a4918c-2a63-5e31-880a-047cb0f6a5d2.html

 

Duluth Basketball Banquet

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Perimeter Church

9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Duluth, GA 30097

7:00pm

 Players - no charge

Adults (advance registration) $12.00
Adults (at the door) $15.00
Children ages 5-9 $7.00
Children under age 5 no charge

Please return form by Friday March 11, 2016.

Payment can be made with cash or check at the door or with the PayPal.

Players must RSVP!!!

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Duluth Announcements - 02/08/2016

DULUTH BASKETBALL

    We would like to thank everyone that volunteered on Saturday.  It was busy, and we had a great day for the Tipoff Club.  Thanks to all the players that came to help out, Torey, Olivia, & Erika (VG), Christian W. and Keefer (FB), and Obinna (VB).

   Congratulations to Coach Spivey and the JV boys for finishing 3rd in the JV tournament!!  See picture below.

   The varsity region tournament starts Tuesday.  A first round win will qualify our teams for the State Tournament!!!  Come out and support the teams!  GO WILDCATS!!!

    Please mark your calendars for our banquet which will be held Wednesday, March 16th.  We need some help planning the banquet.  E-mail Barbara at bpowell@oxfordinc.com if you can help.

 

Game Schedule

Tuesday, 2/9 – Region Tournament Round 1 at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Norcross

4:00 pm Varsity Girls vs. Mill Creek  

5:30 pm Varsity Boys vs. Mill Creek

 

Friday, 2/12 – Region Tournament Round 2 at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Norcross

7:00 pm Varsity Girls vs. Norcross-Meadowcreek winner…if they win Tuesday

8:30 pm Varsity Boys vs. Norcross-North winner…if they win Tuesday

 

Saturday, 2/13 – Region Championship at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Norcross

3:00 pm Varsity Girls if they lose Friday

4:30 pm Varsity Boys if they lose Friday

6:00 pm Varsity Girls Championship if they win Friday

7:30 pm Varsity Boys Championship if they win Friday

Duluth JV - 3rd Place

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 02/01/2016

DULUTH BASKETBALL

We have two events that we need volunteers for.  We need everyone volunteering, and we need you this weekend!!!  Please see the volunteer opportunities below, and sign up!!!

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Game Schedule:

Friday, 2/5 – Home vs. Meadowcreek – Senior Night

    6:00 pm – Varsity Girls

    7:30 pm – Varsity Boys

Saturday, 2/6 – JV Tournament at Collins Hill

    9:00 am - JV Girls at Collins Hill for JV Girls Tournament

    12:00 pm - JV Boys at Collins Hill for JV Boys Tournament

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Volunteer Schedule:

 

Friday, February 5

5:15-7:15- Brandi Morgan, Brandi's Daughter

7:15-9:15 – Kathy Graham, Kathy Graham, Cerise Cohee

 

Saturday, February 6

12:15-2:15 – Kathy Graham, Keefer Choates, Need 2

2:15-4:15 – Angel Abdul-Matin, Robert Abdul-Matin, Marsha White, Marsha White

4:15-6:15 – Angel Abdul-Matin, Robert Abdul-Matin, Zakat Alexander, Fiona Blair

6:15-7:45 – Zakate Alexander, Beldine Ogolla, Need 2

Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

Duluth Wildcat News - Week of 01/18/2016

DULUTH BASKETBALL

There is a Tipoff Club meeting at the high school TONIGHT!!!  Please try to attend.  See the game schedules below for this week.  Please get your fees in and hours done.  We will be contacting everyone with balances in the next week.
 
Thanks to our newest sponsor the City of Peachtree Corners at the Platinum level, $1000!!!
 
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Tipoff Club Meeting TONIGHT:
Tuesday, 1/19 – 6:30 pm in Coach Hood’s room on the 2nd floor of the 600 building (theatre)
    
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Game Schedule:
Wednesday, 1/20 – Away at Peachtree Ridge, 1555 Old Peachtree Rd NW, Suwanee
    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls
    4:30 – JV Boys
    6:00 – Varsity Girls
    7:30 – Varsity Boys
 
Thursday, 1/21 – Away at Lanier, 918 Buford Hwy NE, Buford, GA
    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls
 
Friday, 1/22 – Away at North Gwinnett, 20 Level Creek Rd NW, Suwanee, GA
    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls
    4:30 – JV Boys
    6:00 – Varsity Girls
    7:30 – Varsity Boys
 
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Volunteer Schedule:
 
Nothing this week.  Check the Sign-up Genius for open time slots next week.
 
Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer 

 

Duluth Wildcat News - Week of 01/04/2016

DULUTH BASKETBALL - 01/06/2016

 

Happy 2016!!!  The teams all play this week.  Please see the schedules below.  We still need a few volunteers this week.  Please click the link below to sign up.

 

Don’t forget to check out the new scoreboards in the old gym…courtesy of the Athletic Department, The High School, The Tipoff Club!!! 

 

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Dues are now due in full!Duluth Basketball - fees

 

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Game Schedule:

Tuesday, 1/5 – HOME vs. Collins Hill

    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 – JV Boys

    6:00 – Varsity Girls

    7:30 – Varsity Boys

 

Friday, 1/8 – HOME vs. Norcross – Alumni Night

    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 – JV Boys

    6:00 – Varsity Girls

    7:30 – Varsity Boys

 

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Volunteer Schedule:

 

Friday, 1/8 – Home vs. Norcross – Alumni Night & Sponsor Night   

    3:15-5:15 – NEED 2

    5:15-7:15  Keefer Choates, Angel Abdul-Matin

    7:15-9:15 – Cerise CoheeStephanie Peaks, Beldine Ogolla

 

 Sunday, 1/10 – GBL    

    1:15-3:15 – Priscilla Flagler, Kim Byrd

    3:15-5:15  Juathania Dixon, Kim Byrd

    5:15-6:30  Stephanie Peaks, Fiona Blair

 

 

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 12/28/2015

DULUTH BASKETBALL - 12/28/2015

 

No time to rest!  The boys varsity team has been in action all week!  Tonight they play for the championship of the Antebellum Classic at 8:30 pm at Georgia College in Milledgeville.  Good Luck to them!

If you have a chance, you can catch the girls varsity Saturday at 2:30 at Central Gwinnett High School where they take on Dacula.

 

All teams are back in action next week, and we start out with two home games and a GBL weekend!!!  Please check the volunteer schedule!  We need you, and some of you need to get your volunteer hours in!!!  We will be sending out an update of where everyone stands as far as fees and volunteer hours.  Remember, if you don’t do your 10 hours, your player fees are $600!!!

 

The Friday, January 8th is Alumni Night and Sponsor Night.  If you know of any Duluth Basketball Alumni, please invite them.  If you’re still trying to get a sponsorship, invite them Friday and have them get in touch with me so that we can get them a table!!!

 

Exciting News!!!  As you might have noticed, the school desperately needed to fix the scoreboards in the old gym.  Unfortunately they were beyond repair.  The Board had to make a quick decision and voted to contribute to the purchase of the new scoreboards.  This is the Tipoff Clubs gift to the program this year.  I am pleased to announce that the new scoreboards are up!   So if you run into Mr. Smith or Mr. Kirkpatrick, please give them a quick thank you for the quick action and contribution to the scoreboards as well.  They weren’t cheap!!!

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Dues are now due in full!Duluth Basketball - fees

 

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Game Schedule:

Wednesday, 12/30 – Varsity Boys AWAY 8:30 pm at Georgia College

Saturday, 1/2 – Varsity Girls AWAY 2:30 pm at Central Gwinnett vs. Dacula

 

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Volunteer Schedule:

Tuesday, 1/5 Home vs. Collins Hill

    3:15-5:15 – Adriana Rodas, Adriana Rodas

    5:15-7:15 – Keefer Choates, Angel Abdul Matin

    7:15-9:15 – Cerise Cohee, Beldine Ogolla, NEED 1

 

Friday, 1/8 – Home vs. Norcross – Alumni Night & Sponsor Night  

    3:15-5:15 – NEED 2

    5:15-7:15 – Keefer Choates, Angel Abdul Matin

    7:15-9:15 – Cerise Cohee, Beldine Ogolla, Stephanie Peaks

 

 Sunday, 1/10 – GBL   

    1:15-3:15 – Priscilla Flagler, Kim Byrd

    3:15-5:15 – Juathania Dixon, Kim Byrd

    5:15-6:30 – Stephanie Peaks, NEED 1

 

Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 12/14/2015

DULUTH BASKETBALL - 12/14/2015

Time is flying!!!  The first half of the season is almost over!  Please take a minute to read all of the information below. 

All teams are in action Friday, and we still need a few volunteers.  Please see the schedule below, and click the link to sign-up.

 

We need you to Vote for Deja for Gwinnett Daily Post Athlete of the week.  She’s up against some good players!!!  Vote every day, and you can vote from different devices each day.  . http://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/schools/berkmar/fans-choice-girls-basketball-player-of-the-week-candidate-profiles/article_0f0a31cc-a20a-11e5-bc4a-fbcba2effe62.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

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Don’t forget to pay your dues.  Dues are not due in full!Duluth Basketball - fees

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Volunteers Schedule: 

Friday, December 18 (Concessions)

    3:15 – 5:15 pm – Adriana Rodas, Adriana Rodas

    5:15 – 7:15 pm - Eulalia Hogans & NEED 1 

    7:15 – 9:15 pm – Keefer Choates, Beldine, Ogolla, NEED 1 

 

Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

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Game Schedule:

Friday, 12/18HOME vs. Rockdale

    3:00 – JV Girls, Freshman Boys

    4:30 – JV Boys

    6:00 – Varsity Girls

    7:30 – Varsity Boys

Saturday, 12/19 – AT Pope, 3001 Hembree Rd NE, Marietta

    7:00 – Varsity Boys
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It’s time to shop for the holidays – Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to the Wildcats if you use this link: 
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=26-3684165

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 12/07/2015

DULUTH BASKETBALL - 12/07/2015

It’s another busy week for Wildcats Hoops!  Thanks for all your help last week – we had some great wins for our teams and for fundraising. Thanks to all of our volunteers!

Don’t forget to pay your dues.  The first payment is past dueDuluth Basketball - fees

Thanks to all for stepping up last week to cover volunteer spots.  We only need three slots filled this week!

Tuesday, December 8 (Concessions)

    3:15 – 5:15 pm – James Hogans, NEED 1

    5:15 – 7:15 pm - Eulalia Hogans & Brandi Morgan

    7:15 – 9:15 pm – Maria Kenney, Adriana Rodas & Yalunda Winters

Thursday, December 10 (Concessions)

    3:15 – 5:15 pm – James Hogans, Stephanie Loftin

    5:15 – 7:15 pm - Eulalia Hogans & Brandi Morgan

    7:15 – 9:15 pm – Maria Kenney, Patricia Dunn, Sheryl Williams-Bell

 

Saturday, December 12 (Door/Snacks)

   12:15 – 2:15 pm – Eulalia Hogans, Stephanie Loftin

    2:15 – 4:15 pm - Eulalia Hogans & Stephanie Loftin

    4:15 – 6:15 pm – Adia Dickens, Fiona Blair

Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

This week’s schedules:

Girls JV

Tuesday, 12/8 – 3 pm: Home Game vs Peachtree Ridge

Thursday, 1210 – 3 pm: Home Game vs North Gwinnett

Girls Varsity

Tuesday, 12/8 – 6 pm:  Home Game vs Peachtree Ridge

Thursday, 1210 – 6 pm: Home Game vs North Gwinnett

Boys Freshman

Tuesday, 12/8 – 3 pm: Home Game vs Peachtree Ridge

Thursday, 1210 – 3 pm: Home Game vs North Gwinnett

Boys JV

Tuesday, 12/8 – 4:30 pm: Home Game vs Peachtree Ridge

Thursday, 1210 – 4:30 pm: Home Game vs North Gwinnett

Boys Varsity

Tuesday, 12/8 – 7:30 pm Home Game vs Peachtree Ridge

Thursday, 12/10 – 7:30 pm Home Game vs North Gwinnett

Saturday, 12/12 – 7:30 pm White Creek High School, Nashville, TN


Thank you to our newest sponsor:  UbreakIFix – Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Duluth

Don't forget to visit those business and our other 2015-16 sponsors. Be sure to let them know you're a Hoops Wildcat!

Gold - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 2620 Satellite Blvd., Duluth - www.choa.org 

 

Silver - ABC Pediatric Group - 2240 W Park Place Blvd., Stone Mountain - www.abcpediatricgroup.com 

Silver - Diversified Resource Group - 6410 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 140 Norcross - www.drgatlanta.com 

Silver - Acura Carland, 3403 Satellite Blvd., Duluth - www.acuracarland.com

 

Bronze - The Joint Chiropractic - 1860 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville - www.thejoint.com

Bronze - Gordo's Pizza - 2590 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth - www.gordospizza.com

Bronze - CBA Sports - 3115 Medlock Bridge Road, Norcross - www.cbasports.us

Bronze - Zaxby's State Bridge - 5970 State Bridge Road, Duluth - www.zaxbys.com 

Bronze - Wolfgang Auto - 4178 Abbotts Bridge Road, Duluth  www.wolfgangsautos.com

 

It’s time to shop for the holidays – Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to the Wildcats if you use this link: 
http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=26-3684165

 

Finally, if you need a Wildcat Bleacher Seat/Stadium Chair – Contact Michelle D'Souza at michellerdsouza@yahoo.com

 

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 11/30/2015

DULUTH BASKETBALL

A BIG thank you to all of the volunteers who worked this past Saturday.  They had to work!!!  It was a very busy and successful day for the Tip Off Club!!!  And thanks to our players that volunteer, Keefer, Jalil, Najee, Warner, Taryn, Breyonce, Kerina, Cynia, Torey, and Alex P.  Thank you all!!!

We are fortunate to have several of the same people volunteering, but we need everyone volunteering!!!  Please use the link below to sign-up.

Keep those Corporate Sponsors coming!  We had a BIG one come in this week, $2500 from The Law Offices of John Morrison!

Final fee payments are due this week.  Please get them to your coach or pay via PayPal on our website.  Here’s the link:

Duluth Basketball - fees.

The Our Fund site is up.  If you have not set your players up yet, contact your coach for information.

All team are in action this week!  See you at the games!!!

Volunteer Schedule:

Friday, 12/4 – Home vs. Mountain View   

    3:15-5:15 – Ashley Kenney, NEED 1

    5:15-7:15 – Brandi Morgan, Patricia Dunn

    7:15-9:15 – Beldine Ogolla, Angel Abdul-Matin, Nakisha Mitchell

Please sign up using this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

This week’s schedules:

Tuesday, December 1 AT Mill Creek, 4400 Braselton Hwy, Hoschton, GA

    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 – JV Boys

    6:00 – Varsity Girls

    7:30 – Varsity Boys

 

Friday, December 4 – HOME vs. Mountain View

    3:00 – Freshman Boys, JV Girls

    4:30 – JV Boys

    6:00 – Varsity Girls

    7:30 – Varsity Boys

Thanksgiving Game Schedules

 DULUTH GIRLS VARSITY

Parkview Thanksgiving Tournament Schedule

    Saturday, November 21 - 1:30 pm vs. Alpharetta at Parkeview High

    Monday, November 23 - 4:00 pm vs. Lambert at Parkview High

    Tuesday, November 24 - 1:00 vs. Douglas County at Parkview High

 

DULUTH BOYS VARSITY

Tuesday, November 24 - 5:20 vs. Berkmar - at North Gwinnett High

Friday, November 27 - 1:00 pm vs. Holy Innocents at Holy Innocents High

Saturday, November 28 - 4:30 pm vs. Archer at Duluth High

Come out and support our teams!!!

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 11/16/2015

 DULUTH BASKETBALL

Thank to everyone who is volunteering and volunteering for multiple dates!  Your support is most appreciated!

We've got games this week - 

Varsity Games Tuesday, 11/17 vs. Druid Hills

6:00 Varsity Girls

7:30 Varsity Boys

 

Volunteers this Week - We still need some!!!

 

Tuesday, 11/17

 

5:15-7:15 – Brandi Morgan, Patricia Dunn

 

7:15-9:15 – Maria Kenney, Adrianna Rodas, Cerise Cohee

 

Saturday, 11/21

12:15-2:15 – James Hogans, NEED 1

2:15-4:15 – James Hogans, NEED 1

4:15-6:15 – Stephanie Loftin, Yalunda Winters

 

Sunday, 11/22

1:15-3:15 – Eulalia and James Hogans

 

3:15-5:15 – James Hogans, NEED 1

 

5:15-7:15 – Stephanie Loftn, NEED 1

 

Sign up for future dates on the sign-up site by clicking this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

DUES ARE OVERDUE!   Please use paypal and pay now – 

http://www.duluthbasketball.org/index.php?page=fees

 

Thank you to all that have made your first payment!

 

Please support our 2015-16 Sponsors

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Satellite Blvd. – Gold

ABC Pediatric Group  Silver

Diversified Resource Group - Silver

Chick-fi-a Duluth Peachtree Industrial – Bronze

Wolfgang Auto - Bronze

Zaxby’s State Bridge Bronze

 

Please be sure to let these folks know that you are a DHS basketball family when you visit their establishment.  We appreciate their support to keep the program strong.

 

Duluth Basketball Announcements - Week of 11/09/2015

 DULUTH BASKETBALL

A very BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Winder (Najee FB), Cerise Cohen (Taryn VG), Tyesha Avant (Christian VB) and Jackie Blue (Jordan FB) for all the help cleaning the concession area and doing all the work helping with Midnight madness. We were much busier than we anticipated - and the help was very much appreciated!

 

First installment of fees are due now. Please pay your $150 today so that our kids can all have their gear.  Click the Fee Payments link on the left to pay your dues via PayPal.

 

 

We've got a Varsity Scrimmage on Tuesday, November 10.  Girls play at 6:00 Boys 7:30.  Here's our volunteers:

 

5:00-7:00 – Leslie Lovelace, Brandi Morgan, Patricia Dunn, James Hogans

 

7:00-9:00 – Maria Kenney, Nakisha Mitchell, Cenise Cohee, Juathania Dixon

Here's the link to sign up for future events:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094baca629a4f49-volunteer

 

 

Pictures Wednesday after school - Coaches will be sending paperwork to order photos for your personal use.

 

Welcome our 2015-16 Sponsors!

Diversified Resource Group - Silver

ABC Pediatric Group - Silver

Wolfgang Auto - Bronze

Zaxby’s State Bridge - Bronze

Chick-fi-a Duluth Peachtree Industrial – Bronze

 

Please be sure to let these folks know that you are a DHS basketball family when you visit their establishment.  We appreciate their support to keep the program strong.

 

Game Day - Duluth vs. Central

 DULUTH BASKETBALL

 

HOME SCRIMMAGE DAY, Tuesday, 11/10!!!

DULUTH vs. Central

Varsity Girls - 6:00 pm

Varsity Boys - 7:30 pm

 

GO WILDCATS!!!

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Region Standings - 01/04/2016

BASKETBALL STANDINGS 

7-AAAAAA

BOYS
 
                         Region    Overall
Norcross              4-0      12-2   
Duluth                 4-0      10-5     
Collins Hill            3-1      13-1   
Mountain View      2-2      11-4    
Peachtree Ridge    2-2      7-6    
Mill Creek             1-3      7-6                                         
Meadowcreek        0-4      5-9                                
North                   0-4      2-10   
                
GIRLS
                     Region    Overall
Duluth                 4-0       7-8    
Collins Hill            3-0       11-0 
Norcross              3-1       9-4    
Mountain View     2-1        6-8  
Mill Creek            2-2       5-8                           
Peachtree Ridge   1-3       5-7   
North                  0-4       6-8 
Meadowcreek       0-4      4-10    

Mitchell scores 29 as Duluth girls top North

DULUTH — With no seniors on the roster and two freshmen as starters, you’d think the future would hardly be now for the Duluth girls.

The Wildcats, though, are ahead of schedule and atop the Region 7-AAAAAA standings at least for the moment.

Deja Mitchell scored a career-high 29 points and fellow junior Endia Banks had a stellar all-around game as Duluth improved to 4-0 in the region and 7-2 overall with a 67-45 victory Thursday night over visiting North Gwinnett.

 

North led by seven points in the third quarter, but Duluth closed on a 37-8 run over the final 11 minutes.

“I’m really happy with the way we finished,” coach Charlie Parker said. “We’re young, but we play hard and learn from our mistakes. We keep getting better each game.”

It helps, of course, to have a duo to build around like Mitchell and Banks.

Both had double-doubles, with Mitchell adding 10 rebounds to her point total and Banks contributed 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocked shots.

“They are really good players and I’m proud of the way they played defensively as well as what they did offensively,” Parker said.

North, 0-3 in the region and 2-6 overall, matched Duluth for all except the final quarter.

Kathleen Wilson had a trio of 3-pointers and led North with 15 points. Jessica Belcher had 10 points and Sydnee Jackson scored nine.

 

Destinee Auzenne hit Duluth’s only two 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

Duluth led 15-5 early in the second quarter, but Belcher tied it at 23 with the Bulldogs’ fifth 3-pointer of the period just before the halftime buzzer.

Jackson scored the first five points of the second half and North built a 37-30 lead a little past the midway point of the third quarter. After that, though, it was all Duluth as the Wildcats dominated the boards and shut down North’s outside shooting.

Duluth has one more game before semester exams, facing Stephenson on Saturday in the Berkmar showcase. North plays in a showcase event at East Hall on Saturday.

 

Duluth boys overcome North’s 3-point shooting

DULUTH — The North Gwinnett boys, giving a long-range shooting clinic, hit six 3-pointers in the first quarter and added three more in the second.

After that, though, it was Duluth who put on an offensive show.

The Wildcats took the lead with an 11-0 run to start the third quarter and scored 47 points in the second half en route to an 86-73 victory Thursday night over visiting North.

 

It was the fourth victory without a loss in Region 7-AAAAAA for Duluth and gave the Wildcats a 7-3 overall record going into a trip to Tennessee on Saturday for a showcase event in Nashville.

“The team we’re playing is 6-0, so it should be a real good test,” Duluth coach Eddie Hood said.

Duluth was tested by North, which finished with 14 3-pointers. But the Wildcats passed the test.

Senior Javis Diaz led Duluth with 23 points and sophomore Adam Flagler scored 20 — 15 coming in the decisive third quarter. Flagler made four of Duluth’s seven 3-pointers.

Obinna Ofodile, a 6-foot-7 senior, had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots, while junior Jalen Hodges scored 13.

 

“We wanted it a little more in the second half,” Hood said. “We picked up the pace and executed much better.”

Senior Colby Leifson and junior Ethan Smith each had 19 points for North, with Smith hitting five treys and Leifson four. Junior Adam James made four 3-pointers and scored 13 points for the Bulldogs.

North, 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the region, led 22-19 after the first quarter and 41-39 at halftime, but Duluth was up 67-54 after the third quarter and kept that lead in the final period.

“North still made some 3-pointers, but we did a better job following the scouting report and getting out on them in the second half,” Hood said.

 

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s weekly power rankings of the county’s high school basketball teams - 12-11-2015

Boys Top 10

Rank School Region Record

1. Shiloh 8-AAAAAA 5-2 

2. Norcross 7-AAAAAA 5-1 

3. Dacula 8-AAAAAA 5-0      

4. Collins Hill 7-AAAAAA 4-1

5.  Brookwood 8-AAAAAA  5-2  

6. Berkmar 8-AAAAAA 4-3   

7. Grayson 8-AAAAAA 6-1

8. GAC 6-AA 5-3

9. Duluth 7-AAAAAA 5-3    

10. Discovery 8-AAAAA 7-3

 

Girls Top 10

Rank School Region Record

1. Wesleyan 6-AA 7-0   

2. Archer 8-AAAAAA 5-0 

3. Collins Hill 7-AAAAAA 5-0     

4. Norcross 7-AAAAAA 5-3

5. Parkview 8-AAAAAA 4-2  

6.  Buford 8-AAAA 3-2

7. Duluth 7-AAAAAA 6-2        

8. South Gwinnett 8-AAAAAA 5-2

9. Brookwood  8-AAAAAA 5-2        

10. Grayson 8-AAAAAA 6-1

Duluth bounces back to beat Archer in Hoop Classic

DULUTH — The last thing that the Duluth boys wanted to do was go into Region 7-AAAAAA play on a losing streak.

Seniors Javis Diaz and Obinna Ofodile helped make sure that the Wildcats didn’t.

Diaz scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and 6-foot-7 Ofodile had 16 rebounds to go with 15 points as Dululth rebounded from two straight losses for a 75-66 victory over Archer at Saturday’s On the Radar Hoop Holiday Classic.

Diaz, who had scored 29 points in Friday’s 61-60 loss at Holy Innocents’, was coming off one of his best games and Ofodile off one of his worst.

“I challenged him to come and play after that last game and he definitely did,” coach Eddie Hood said of Ofodile, who also blocked four shots. “He’s a really good player and this was a good bounce back for him and us.”

Archer defeated Duluth in the state tournament last season and the Wildcats (2-2) didn’t waste any time while getting a little payback against the Tigers (2-2).

Duluth scored the game’s first eight points and was up 13-2 within two minutes. Diaz, who made three 3-pointers, had 10 points in the first quarter and the Wildcats expanded a 25-14 lead to 46-32 at halftime and 59-39 going into the fourth quarter.

Archer never quit and got within 70-62 inside two minutes before Duluth regained control.

Junior Jalen Hodges scored 16 points for Duluth, which will open region play at Mill Creek on Tuesday.

“We really needed this,” Hood said. “That loss (to Holy Innocents’) was really a tough one. It hurt me. But we’re growing. To get this win shows good character and improvement. This is really almost a new team from last year.”

Duluth lost three key players from last season, including two to transfer. The Wildcats needed to find some offense and Diaz has stepped up.

“It’s his turn,” Hood said. “He’s really been shooting well and we need him to score for us.”

Archer, which let a game against Peachtree Ridge slip away at the Jared Cook Tip-Off Classic, will take a two-game losing streak into its Region 8-AAAAAA opener at Shiloh on Tuesday.

The Tigers got 17 points each from freshman guard Brenden Tucker and senior forward Bryon Andrews against Duluth. Senior point guard Darrion Taylor, the team’s leading scorer, had 15 points and 6-foot-5 junior Rhian Mann scored 10.