Top 7 games to watch in Georgia high school girls basketball: St. Francis is the center of attention

With Thanksgiving tournaments in the rearview mirror, we move on to a less tournament-heavy week of Georgia high school girls basketball. 

This week’s slate has some big matchups between SBLive’s Georgia Top 25 teams.

TOP 7 GAMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK

7. No. 14 Woodward Academy vs. Roswell, 2 p.m. Saturday

After winning the 5A state championship last year, Woodward (3-1) is off to a solid start this season. The same can be said for Roswell (4-0), which is in its first year with head coach Alli Jones. By the time these teams face off, Roswell could be 6-0 and Woodward will likely be 4-1.

6. Marietta vs. No. 19 Grayson, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

The defending 7A state champion Marietta (2-3) looks to turn things around as it hosts Grayson (4-1), another team aiming for a championship. The Blue Devils have struggled out of the gates and are currently on a two-game losing streak.

5. No. 15 Hebron Christian vs. No. 18 Greater Atlanta Christian, 6 p.m. Tuesday

The defending state champion from Class A Private hosts last year’s runner-up from Class 3A. Hebron (4-0) has been on a tear so far this year, winning by over 36 points per game. GAC (4-1) has one blemish on its record, a 46-19 loss to No. 4 St. Francis.

4. Laney vs. No. 17 Cross Creek, 7 p.m. Friday

Two talented teams that both call Augusta home will face off this weekend when Laney (0-1) hosts Cross Creek (2-0). The Wildcats want to avoid an 0-2 start to their season, but it won’t be easy with their next opponent being the defending 3A state champion. 

3. No. 3 Kell vs. No. 4 St. Francis, 2:30 p.m Saturday

Event organizers couldn’t have done much better for the only girls game in a day full of great boys matchups at the Tournament of Champions. Kell (3-0) and St. Francis (3-1) should put on a show for fans in attendance. The Class 6A Longhorns aren’t the only big-time opponent 1A Private’s St. Francis will take on this week. 

2. No. 6 Woodstock vs No. 1 Holy Innocents, 2:30 p.m. Saturday

One of the top programs in Class 7A hosts one of the top programs in 1A Private. From players to coaches, this is an elite matchup all-around. Woodstock (4-1) hasn’t lost since its season opener against No. 5 River Ridge, and Holy Innocents’ (6-0) hasn’t lost yet this season.

1. No. 4 St. Francis vs No. 2 Mount Paran, 6 p.m. Tuesday

Two of the most talented teams in the state face off in this Class A Private non-region game. Both teams are coming off a loss to an out-of-state opponent, as St. Francis (3-1) fell to Hoover (Alabama) and Mount Paran (4-1) came up short against Charlotte (Florida).

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