Delay not too bad for Wolves
No date set for rematch of Wesleyan, GAC battle

Tanner Smith didn't have to try to play on his sprained left ankle. For that reason, Wesleyan can't be too upset with the postponement of Saturday's basketball games at Greater Atlanta Christian.

The boys and girls showdowns for first place in Region 6-AA South were called off because of the snowy weather and will be rescheduled later.

Neither school has a game Feb. 2, but that would mean back-to-back meetings. The boys and girls teams play Feb. 1 at Wesleyan.

Smith, who has signed with Clemson, was hurt in the third quarter Friday night against Buford. It's doubtful that he would have been able to play against GAC if the game hadn't been postponed.

There was no injury factor in the girls game, which was to match No. 1 Wesleyan against defending state champion GAC. Wesleyan is 16-2, while No. 2 ranked GAC is 15-2. Both are 9-0 in the region.

GAC defeated Wesleyan four times last season, but the Wolves had won 15 of the previous 16 games while winning three straight state titles.

Wesleyan is led by 6-foot-3 Anne Marie Armstrong, while GAC features the sophomore guard tandem of Chaney Means and Briana Jordan.

The 14-2 Wesleyan boys, led by Smith and Georgia signee Howard Thompkins, are ranked No. 2 in Class AA and GAC (16-2) is ranked No. 4 in one poll and No. 5 in another. Both are 9-0 in the region.

The 6-foot-9 Thompkins surpassed 2,000 career points Friday night despite playing his junior season at Oak Hill Academy, which finished No. 1 nationally in the USA Today rankings.

The Wesleyan boys play defending Class AAAA state champion Tucker on Monday in the Tribute to a King Hardwood Classic at Centennial. Tip-off is 1 p.m.

The Wesleyan-Tucker game will be followed by McEachern against Columbia at 3 p.m., Miller Grove versus Wheeler at 5 p.m. and host Centennial against Marietta at 7 p.m.