St. Pius Weekly Recap: Girls No. 1, Boys No. 4 in Basketball Polls

Teams return to action Friday night.

By Kyle Snipes
St. Pius X Communications Coordinator

With the end of first semester and exams week beginning, the winter sports at St. Pius X take a break from the action this week.  The boys’ team sits in the No. 4 spot in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAA poll, while the girls’ team continues to sit in the top spot in the polls.

The boys’ basketball team took both Region 6-AAA games last week.  The Golden Lions (8-1, 3-1) defeated Cross Keys, 71-15 behind 10 points from Gabe Goncalves.  Friday evening, Will Maguire poured in 15 points while Nick Harris added 14 as the Golden Lions knocked off Decatur 54-53.  Harris also added 7 rebounds and 4 blocked shots for St. Pius X.  The Golden Lions will host Pickens County on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to Pope High School to take on Sprayberry at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The girls’ basketball team swept both of its region games last week as well.  St. Pius X (7-2, 4-0) used 13 points from Asia Durr and 11 from Gabby Burns to defeat Cross Keys, 63-12.  Hannah Jones added seven points, while Adriana Daves, Anna Nelson and Nicole Rodriguez all chipped in six apiece.  On Friday, the Golden Lions rallied from nine down in the fourth quarter to defeat Decatur, 48-44.  Durr led all scorers with 28 points.  Jones grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. 

St. Pius X has now won 49 consecutive regular season region games.  The lady cagers will host Pickens County at 6 p.m. Friday before breaking for Christmas. 

Swimming and Diving defeated Greater Atlanta Christian 417-190 on Thursday of last week.  The ladies scored 237 points as they took the top two spots in each event.  The boys finished with 180 points.  The squad is back in action Jan. 9 at Dunwoody.


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