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Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent "technician" that offers "quick" solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won't cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.

Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Milton for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:

  • Medeco
  • Arrow
  • Schlage
  • Keymark
  • Kwikset
  • Mul-T-Lock,
  • Sargent
  • Baldwin
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As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you're looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.

Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Arrowhead Lock & Safe:

  • Our residential and commercial locksmiths in Milton are bonded, licensed, insured, and ready to work hard.
  • Every professional locksmith is vetted via interviews and background checks.
  • We offer a wide range of locksmith services, from simple fixes to multi-step security system installations.
  • We carry a huge stock of premium, name-brand security hardware.
  • Our prices are affordable, and our quotes are 100% free of charge.
  • We aim to go the extra mile for ALL of our customers. It's just the way we do business!
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Residential Locksmith Services: Keeping Your Home and Family Safe

Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn't defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.

That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Milton is so important - to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home's locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.

We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:

Re-Keying Services

Re-Keying Services

Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.

New Lock Installation

New Lock Installation

Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it's time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we're done, we'll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.

High-Security Lock Installation

High-Security Lock Installation

If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you're interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.

Access Control System Installation

Access Control System Installation

If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.

Commercial Locksmith Services: Protecting Your Customers and Your Business

If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses' assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Milton install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.

Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it's too late - your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it's always better to be proactive about your businesses' security rather than reactive.

At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.

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Here are just a few of the commercial services we offer, all set up and installed by a certified, highly-trained commercial locksmith in Milton:

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Commercial Door Locks

Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.

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Commercial Door Lock Repair

If your businesses' locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it's always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.

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Alarm Systems

Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.

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Security Cameras

A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses' roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.

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Access Control Systems

Having the ability to control every one of your businesses' locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.

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Commercial Door Installation

Entryways can be especially vulnerable, but Arrowhead Lock and Safe know how to select and install the best doors for your business. When you add remote control access features, business owners can open other structures like motorized fences, large parking gates, and even barriers.

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ANSI Door Lock Grades Explained

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock's grade:

  • Strength Cycles - How many uses a lock can withstand before a replacement lock is needed)
  • Operational - This refers to a door's ability to latch when it is closed
  • Security - The effectiveness of the lock's security
  • Material - What kind of material is the lock made of?
  • Finish - Satin, nickel-plated, bronze, etc.

Grade 1 Locks

These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today's day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.

Grade 2 Locks

These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.

Grade 3 Locks

This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.

Protect Your Home or Business Today

A famous animator and movie director once said: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you're worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.

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Women's Tennis Begins Spring Season With Pair of Road Matches

CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women's tennis opens the 2023 slate on Saturday as PC heads to Greenwood to battle Lander at 1 p.m. The Blue Hose close out the opening weekend of the spring with an 11 a.m. first serve on the road against Clemson on Sunday morning.MATCHDAY CENTRAL MATCHUP: Presbyterian (1-0) at Lander (0-0) TIME: Saturday January 21, 1 p.m. LOCATION: Joe Cabri Tennis Center (Greenwood, S.C.)MATCHUP: ...

CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women's tennis opens the 2023 slate on Saturday as PC heads to Greenwood to battle Lander at 1 p.m. The Blue Hose close out the opening weekend of the spring with an 11 a.m. first serve on the road against Clemson on Sunday morning.

MATCHDAY CENTRAL MATCHUP: Presbyterian (1-0) at Lander (0-0) TIME: Saturday January 21, 1 p.m. LOCATION: Joe Cabri Tennis Center (Greenwood, S.C.)

MATCHUP: Presbyterian at Clemson (2-0) TIME: Sunday January 22, 11 a.m. LOCATION: Duckworth Family Tennis Facility (Clemson, S.C.) STATS: Stat Broadcast LIVE VIDEO: clemsontigers.com

COACH ROBERTS ON LANDER & CLEMSON MATCHES "We are really excited to get the spring season started this weekend with two road matches. We had a great fall and the players have been training hard the last couple weeks. I know they are ready to get the season rolling!"

SCOUTING THE BEARCATS - Lander opens the 2023 season on Saturday when the Bearcats welcome in PC to Joe Cabri Tennis Center. - The Bearcats enter the season coming off of a 14-9 2022 season that included a 2-5 mark in Peach Belt matches. - Emily Ineson led the Bearcats last season with 13 singles wins as Maranda Adair tallied eight victories. Roberto Armani and Chiara Gerbino tallied 11 doubles wins for Lander to lead the team last season. - Saturday's match is the second straight season the Blue Hose and Bearcats have met with PC defeating Lander 7-0.

SCOUTING THE TIGERS - Clemson sits at 2-0 on the season after earning a pair of 7-0 wins against College of Charleston and UNCG last weekend to kick off the Tigers 2023 campaign. - Eleni Louka led the Tigers in the opening weekend with a pair of wins in singles including in straight-sets against College of Charleston. - The Tigers finished the 2022 season with a 13-13 mark led by Samantha Buyckx who tallied 14 dual victories. - Buyckx and Jenna Thompson are ranked 50th in the ITA doubles rankings from the end of the fall season. - Clemson has taken all three prior meetings from the Blue Hose including a 6-1 victory last season in Clemson.

LAST TIME OUT - The Presbyterian College women's tennis team recorded its first victory of the 2022-23 dual season in the fall as the Blue Hose picked up a 6-1 win over host Newberry at the Oakland Tennis Center. - Both McKenzie Davis and Claire Giddings competed in their first collegiate duals on Wednesday afternoon for the Blue Hose. - The match is the first dual the Blue Hose have competed in during the fall since 2014 when PC defeated Brevard 6-1 on Oct. 12, 2014. - The Blue Hose notched a season-opening win for the first time since 2018 when PC defeated N.C. Central 7-0 on Jan. 27.

NEWCOMERS - Presbyterian returns four players from last season's team while adding a trio of new faces to the squad for the 2022-23 season. - Fourth year head coach Joel Roberts welcomes back junior Lucianna Piedra (Mexico City, Mexico), sophomore Madison Dennett (Palm City, Fla.), Valentina De Sousa (Caracus, Venezuela) and Claudia Sanchez (Betera, Valencia, Spain). - Roberts also welcomes McKenzie Davis (Florence, S.C.), Varvara Nikolaeva (Suffolk, Va.) and Claire Giddings (Milton, Ga.) as the three freshman to the roster for the 22-23 season.

SPRING SLATE - Head Coach Joel Roberts 2023 spring slate features 21 matches including 15 in non-conference beginning with the weekend's matches at Lander and Clemson. - 12 of the 15 non-conference matches occur against teams who tallied 10+ wins during the 2022 season highlighted by three with 19 wins last year. The three teams to total 19 victories were College of Charleston, Charlotte and Long Island. - In conference play, PC plays host to Campbell, UNC Asheville and Radford with trips to Gardner-Webb, Longwood and Charleston Southern on tap this spring.

Sedrick Van Pran's Return Continued a Valuable Trend at UGA

Roster movement announcements have been running hot ever since Georgia won their second consecutive national title. Players have entered the portal, declared for the draft and some have elected to return for an extra season. The most recent news came from the team's center Sedrick Van Pran who announced his return for the 2023 season. This comes as huge news for the Bulldogs as Van Pran has been the tea...

Roster movement announcements have been running hot ever since Georgia won their second consecutive national title. Players have entered the portal, declared for the draft and some have elected to return for an extra season. The most recent news came from the team's center Sedrick Van Pran who announced his return for the 2023 season.

This comes as huge news for the Bulldogs as Van Pran has been the team's starter at center for the past two seasons, and an exceptional one at that. His return is even more valuable considering both starting tackles Broderick Jones and Warren McClendon are now off to the NFL, so holding on to Van Pran maintains some continuity upfront for Georgia.

While Van Pran's announcement may have come as a bit of a shock, especially since many saw him as one of the top center prospects for the upcoming draft, this has become a common trend at Georgia. Valuable contributors, who many expect to forgo their final year of college and enter the draft, ultimately deciding to return for one more season.

This trend goes all the way back to the legendary running back duo of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel choosing to stick around for one more season in 2017 and helped lead the Bulldogs to its first national title appearance in quite some time. Other notable returns as of late have been Jordan Davis, Nolan Smith and Devonte Wyatt. In fact, players who elected to return for the 2021 season all used the hashtag "Unfinished business" hinting at their reason for return, and then went on to win a national title.

So over the past seven years, it has become a trend for Georgia to retain multiple valuable contributors for an extra season. Aside from just Van Pran, running back Kendall Milton, defensive lineman Nazir Stackhouse and wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint all have already announced they will be coming back.

A lot of Georgia's sustained success has come through the coaching staff's efforts on the recruiting trail, but there has been a lot of value in the Bulldogs being able to retain key starters as those players typically end up being crucial pieces to the program's success the following year.

Think back to Michel and Chubb's return. They literally and figuratively carried Georgia's offense that next season. In 2021, Quay Walker, Davis and Wyatt stuck around and were star players on an all-time defense, and then all three became first-round picks. In 2022, Nolan Smith, and Christopher Smith were two notable returns for the Bulldogs and served as valuable veteran leaders on a defense that lost a lot of players to the NFL.

Now as the Bulldogs begin to prepare for the 2023 season, more players, yet again, will be getting ready to run it back for another year. Perhaps those returns are the key pieces to the Bulldogs making a run at three straight national titles.

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Eddrick Houston: Priority 5-star target breaks down how he feels about the ‘Dawgs after latest visit

It is what he does with those tools.“Do you know that saying where hard work beats talent when the talent doesn’t work hard?” Buford coach Bryant Appling said this year. “I’ve got a different one with Eddrick. He’s the hardest-working kid but then has all the talent in the world. How do you beat that?”The best player on the defense. That also brings the best intangibles and cultural fit. Players like Houston are not just a fit, but an accelerator for the right culture creation. There ar...

It is what he does with those tools.

“Do you know that saying where hard work beats talent when the talent doesn’t work hard?” Buford coach Bryant Appling said this year. “I’ve got a different one with Eddrick. He’s the hardest-working kid but then has all the talent in the world. How do you beat that?”

The best player on the defense. That also brings the best intangibles and cultural fit. Players like Houston are not just a fit, but an accelerator for the right culture creation. There aren’t many guys out there that check both of those boxes the way Houston does.

The ‘Dawgs just seem to find more than their share of them.

Kirby Smart saw him play live this year against Mill Creek. When he saw Houston on a visit shortly after, he told him what he thought of his game.

“He said I played well and he likes how I handle myself on the field,” Houston said. “I’m not really engaging with other players that are making comments that are unnecessary and things like that. He liked to see the leader that I try to be to help my teammates and push them beyond their limits.”

The fact Houston grew up in Atlanta surrounded by Georgia fans in his family only adds to the weight of this recruitment.

Georgia’s program has reached the point where there is no such thing as a “must-have” or a “gotta get” for the program. That doesn’t prevent an absolute snug-tight fit when it comes to Houston.

How does he feel about the ‘Dawgs? That’s worth an update after his latest visit to UGA for the national title celebration on Saturday in Athens.

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Eddrick Houston on his most recent UGA visit

How does he feel now about his recruiting relationship with the Dawgs?

“Georgia is amazing,” Houston said. “Their contact is like no other. Everyday. Making sure I am alright and things like that. “They are pretty high up in my thoughts. Just because of the type of coach that Kirby is and the type of coaches he has with him.”

What does he think about what Georgia has been able to accomplish on the field the past two seasons?

“It is crazy,” Houston said. “Especially with that Ohio State game the other day. I watched that game.”

Those two programs have been way up in Houston’s thoughts for a long time now.

“Those are both great programs,” Houston said. “Coach [Ryan] Day and Kirby Smart are both great coaches.”

Houston had a few thoughts about his most recent UGA visit.

“It was fun talking with the coaches and seeing a bunch of players I’ve played with in youth football,” he said. “Also, it was great to see some and meet the players on Georgia that I see make plays on top of plays on TV.”

The coolest part?

“When we went in the weight room with coach [Scott] Sinclair and how fired up he was,” he said.

The DawgNation fan base made another strong impression.

“It was cool to see all of Georgia’s fans wait in the cold to watch the parade,” he said.

Did he learn anything new?

“Georgia has a great team and staff,” he said. “And it’s always great to be here but not really. I still try to do my own personal research.”

DawgNation also had an extended conversation with Houston in Texas at the All-American Bowl. He was a guest at the event. The All-American Bowl hosted several of the nation’s top 2024 prospects, including Houston.

This young man knows he’s not a finished product on the field.

“I’m just okay where I am at right now,” Houston said. “There is always room for improvement and I see a lot of room for improvement. Yeah, I had a good year last year. Did some things well. But there was always stuff in every game I could do better. There’s always room to work and that’s what I have been motivated by this offseason.”

He’s using the upset loss to Walton in the second round as fuel. It was the earliest playoff exit for the Wolves since 1999. That’s a shocker for a program that has reached the state semifinals in 19 of the past 23 seasons, including 13 state championships.

The Raiders shocked them at home by a 42-35 margin. They kicked onside. Went for it on fourth downs. The Wolves had 18 penalties that cost them 159 yards. Then they saw Walton score 21 points in the fourth quarter.

“I’ve been thinking about that ever since that game ended,” Houston said. “We were on fire. Playing well. Playing together and it was crazy how we went out like that.”

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The really cool stuff about Eddrick Houston

Houston used to wrestle, but that labrum injury will keep him out of that sport this winter. He was more than capable on the mat last year. He lost in the Class 6A semifinals to the eventual state champ in 4-star 2023 Lousiville IOL signee Madden Sanker.

He will run track this spring. The 265-pound prospect will compete, not just train, in the 400 meters and the 4X400 relay in Class 7A. That’s basically unheard of for a 5-star All-American DL prospect in any era, much less the modern era.

“It helps my endurance on the field and with my explosiveness coming out of the blocks and out of my stance,” he said.

Don’t look for him to release a top 20 or a top 15. He’s looking to narrow his offer list to a top 5 and then commit. He said he did not see himself making a commitment prior to his senior year. He wants to take his visits during his senior season, he said.

What is the most important thing he is looking for?

“The community first,” he said. “How the community treats the players. Academics will come first there as well and then the athletics part of it.

He wants to study sports medicine when he is in college.

What sticks out the most to him right now about Georgia?

“Just their ability to win and that they love each other,” Houston said. “They love each other.”

When he’s at Georgia, he notices that the team is not just made up of guys putting in their three years, stacking up their game film and prepping for the NFL.

“It is not like that,” Houston said. “If you go there, then you will see it.”

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Turnovers, Late Fouls Lead to 61-51 Loss at Louisiana for Women’s Basketball

LAFAYETTE, La. – A long jumper from Jordan McLaughlin tied the game at 50-50 with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter, but Louisiana scored eight unanswered down the stretch as Old Dominion women's basketball fell 61-51 on Thursday night at the Cajundome.Jada Duckett made 5-of-6...

LAFAYETTE, La. – A long jumper from Jordan McLaughlin tied the game at 50-50 with 3:44 left in the fourth quarter, but Louisiana scored eight unanswered down the stretch as Old Dominion women's basketball fell 61-51 on Thursday night at the Cajundome.

Jada Duckett made 5-of-6 shots from the floor to lead ODU in the loss with 13 points. She was also 3-for-5 at the free-throw line and added six rebounds and three steals to her totals. Amari Young finished her night with 10 points, three boards, four assists and two steals. Jatyjia Jones tallied nine points while McLaughlin and Makayla Dickens scored seven points each.

"It was such an ugly game and it was smart on their behalf to slow everything down, be methodical on the offensive end and keep us on our heels defensively," said head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones. "They were able to win a scrappy, ugly game."

Down by five (43-38) at the end of the third quarter, a pair of layups from Jones and a jumper by Young put the Monarchs (12-8, 4-3 Sun Belt) back in front at 48-47. Louisiana's Destiny Rice then made her and-one opportunity before a long two from McLaughlin knotted the game at 50-50. All that momentum was snuffed out, though as ODU was on the wrong end of multiple foul calls. The Ragin' Cajuns (10-9, 4-3) took advantage to the tune of eight unanswered points in just under three minutes of play. Dickens earned a trip to the line with 42 seconds remaining, but by then the deficit was too much to overcome.

ODU quickly dug itself a 9-2 hole at the start of the first quarter. Jatyjia Jones followed up a Young jumper with a corner three-pointer to cut the UL lead to 11-8, but the hosts responded with two more scores for a 15-8 advantage after the opening stanza.

After the Ragin' Cajuns used a 6-0 push to go up 22-8 at the start of the second quarter, Young answered with six-straight points of her own before Brenda Fontana got her layup to fall. Down 25-16, the Monarchs put together an 8-0 run to close out the half and take a 26-25 lead at the break.

"We had to go to our zone because there were too many holes in our man-to-man defense," continued Milton-Jones. "They were getting into the paint at will and they were scoring at ease. So we had to change up our defensive philosophy and go to a zone and that got us back into the game."

In the third, Dickens made a pair of long-range shots to give ODU control at 33-32 and again at 38-36. However, Louisiana used a 7-0 response to wrap up the quarter.

Next up for the Monarchs is a 2 p.m. game at Georgia State this Saturday.

"Our passing was sloppy and I didn't like the rhythm that we started the game off with. One of the things that I wrote on the board was play with energy and take care of the ball. And those are two of the things that we did not start the game off with. But we need to remedy this and get a great road win against Georgia State. If we come in and play flat-footed and low on energy like that against Georgia State, it's going to be another dog fight."

Game Notes - Louisiana had its best shooting game of the season as the Ragin' Cajuns went 24-for-39 (.615) from the field. Their previous best was a .537 (29-for-54) effort against LSU-Shreveport on Nov. 29. - ODU took 12 more shots, but finished the game 21-for-51 (.412) from the floor. - UL won the battle on the glass,26-22. - The Monarchs scored more points off turnovers (24-20), more second-chance points (11-7), and more points off the bench (13-4). Both teams tallied 28 points in the paint. - This was the second time this season Duckett has scored in double figures. The Chicago, Illinois native had a career-high 16 points in the team's Dec. 6 win over Lincoln (Pa.). - This was the sixth time in the last seven games that Dickens has made multiple three-point attempts. - The game featured two ties with 10 lead changes. - UL led the game for 30:02. - ODU trailed by as many as 14 points with 8:05 to play in the second quarter.

Georgia Boys Basketball Power 25: Week 8

For the first time this season, the Top 10 remains intact. No team inside the Top 10 did enough to rise or fall this week, but the same cannot be said for the bottom half of the rankings.There was a lot of movement towards the bottom with Grovetown moving up, Cherokee making its Power 25 debut and Westside-Augusta and Columbia both moving up three spots. Beach also makes its Power 25 debut at No. 25.Find the complete breakdown of the SBLive Sports Georgia Boys Basketball Power 25 below.1. Grayson (12-4):...

For the first time this season, the Top 10 remains intact. No team inside the Top 10 did enough to rise or fall this week, but the same cannot be said for the bottom half of the rankings.

There was a lot of movement towards the bottom with Grovetown moving up, Cherokee making its Power 25 debut and Westside-Augusta and Columbia both moving up three spots. Beach also makes its Power 25 debut at No. 25.

Find the complete breakdown of the SBLive Sports Georgia Boys Basketball Power 25 below.

1. Grayson (12-4): The Rams went 2-1 this past week, defeating Bishop Walsh (Md.) and losing to John Marshall (Va.) before bouncing back with a 10-point win against Parkview in region play. Their loss to John Marshall is far from a bad one. They lost by 13 points, the same amount Wheeler lost to John Marshall earlier this season. That lends credibility to Grayson and Wheeler being on the same exact level at this point in the season.

2. Kell (15-2): The Longhorns played only once this past week and defeated Greater Atlanta Chrisitan 78-34. That’s a nice win against an average Spartans team.

3. Wheeler (9-5): The Wildcats suffered another out-of-state loss, this time to Bishop Gorman (Nv.) 82-66. They bounced back with a 67-49 region win over Walton on Tuesday night.

4. Norcross (16-2): The Blue Devils picked up two more wins, one against Thompson (Al). on Martin Luther King Day and another against rival Meadowcreek on Tuesday. The Blue Devils are one of the more balanced teams in the state and that’s going to make them a tough out moving forward.

5. Pebblebrook (11-6): The Falcons are in the middle of a rare 10-day break without playing a game. They’re 11-6 on the season and will be back in action Friday night against a good Carrollton team. Then they’ll tangle with No. 4 Norcross on Saturday in what will be a very exciting matchup.

6. Eagle’s Landing (19-0): The Eagles improved to 19-0 this week and earned a big come-from-behind win over No. 8 Greenforest on Monday night. The Eagles have passed every test that they’ve been given so far this season.

7. Newton (11-6): The Rams put up a pretty good fight against IMG Academy (Fl.) last Saturday, but lost the game 61-52. We still haven’t seen what the Rams would look like with Jakai Newton in the lineup and at this point in the season, it might not happen at all. But regardless if he plays, the Rams are a good enough team to make some noise.

8. Greenforest (11-7): The Eagles are 11-7 this season and could very easily have 3-4 losses. They should have beaten No. 6 Eagle’s Landing on Monday night and nearly beat No. 2 Kell twice earlier this season. We had them ranked No. 8 last week and after nearly beating No. 6 Eagle’s Landing, eighth is the perfect spot to rank them.

9. McEachern (11-6): The Indians are back to playing a consistent schedule and they picked up two easy wins against Marietta and King’s Ridge Chrisitan this past week. Their schedule the rest of the way isn’t the toughest, so you can probably expect them to finish the regular season ranked inside the Top 10.

10. Alexander (14-4): It wasn’t the best week of the Cougars, but it’s still enough to keep them inside the Top 10. They beat a good Langston Hughes team 64-48, lost to a very good Hoover (Al.) team on Monday and then pulled out a close one against South Paulding, who entered the game with a 14-4 record. Teams ranked 1-9 might be in a slightly higher tier than Alexander, but the Cougars are still a very talented team and are currently ranked No. 1 in Class 6A.

11. McDonough (15-2): The first change in this week’s Power 25 comes at No. 11 with McDonough changing spots with Sandy Creek. These two teams played one another on Monday and the Warhawks came out on top 68-61. They will get another big test Friday night against No. 14 Pace Academy in region play.

12. Sandy Creek (14-4): The Patriots went 2-1 this past week with wins against Langston Hughes and Carver, but lost to No. 11 McDonough. The Patriots are still without a doubt one of the best teams in the state and are still ranked No. 1 in Class 3A.

13. Milton (14-3): The Eagles played just once since last week’s rankings and beat South Forsyth easily 82-64. They’ll get another easy game Friday night against Forsyth Central and will then get a big test against No. 14 Pace Academy on Saturday.

14. Pace Academy (12-4): Are the Knights ranked too low at No. 14? It’s possible. But with big games against No. 11 McDonough Friday night and No. 13 Milton on Saturday night, the rankings will work themselves out heading into next week. If the Knights are able to win both games, they could easily find themselves knocking on the door of the Top 10 in next week’s Power 25.

15. Archer (13-3): The Tigers played just one game since last week’s rankings and beat Buckhorn (Al.) 50-48 on Monday to improve to 13-3 on the season. Their next four games are very winnable before playing Grayson in a rematch on Jan. 31.

16. Hiram (15-2): The Hornets jump one spot to No. 16 in this week’s Power 25 after picking up three blowout wins against Dalton, St. Anne-Pacelli and Cass. They’re 15-2 on the season and appear to be playing some of their best basketball of the season.

17. Jonesboro (14-3): The Cardinals flirted with defeat in each of their last two games against Rockdale County and Woodward Academy. They won both games to improve to 14-3 on the season and until they lose, they’ll continue to find themselves ranked in the Power 25. They drop just one spot to No. 17.

18. Buford (13-5): The Wolves’ 5-game winning streak was snapped by Collins Hill Tuesday night, a game they’d like to have back. That isn’t the best loss in the world for the Wolves, who on paper should have won. But it shows that while the Wolves are a talented team, they’re beatable if they’re not on their A game.

19. Grovetown (9-8): For the first time since their second game of the season, the Warriors have a winning record. They beat Effingham, Brunswick and Lakeside to cap off a 3-0 week and appear to be headed in the right direction.

20. Cherokee (15-2): Just as quickly as North Cobb looked like it was ready to break through and take the next step, Cherokee took them down 75-61. The Warriors find themselves ranked for the first time this season at No. 20. They’re 15-2 and they’re currently ranked as the 10th-best team in Class 7A right now.

21. Westside-Augusta (13-5): The Patriots are up three spots to No. 21 in this week’s Power 25 after winning two more games. They beat Butler by 11 points and followed that up with a blowout win against Laney. They’re still currently ranked as the No. 1 team in Class 2A.

22. Columbia (18-1): The Eagles kept pace with Westside-Augusta this week, moving up three spots from No. 25 to No. 22. They crushed Redan and then beat then No. 22 Southwest Dekalb 55-42. The Eagles are 18-1 on the season and are No. 2 in Class 2A behind Westside-Augusta.

23. Johnson-Savannah (14-4): The week started off promising for the Atomsmashers after taking down Liberty County by 30 points. But they followed that up with a 53-47 loss to Lithonia last Saturday, a game they probably should have won. They were able to get back in the win column Tuesday night with a win against Groves. They fall three spots to No. 23 in this week’s Power 25.

24. North Cobb (14-3): The Warriors earned a spot in the Power 25 last week after nearly upsetting No. 3 Wheeler. But after suffering a bad loss to No. 20 Cherokee, they slip back a bit to No. 24. They were able to bounce back with a nice win against Osborne and that’s enough to keep them ranked this week.

25. Beach (15-2): The Bulldogs have been knocking on the door of the Power 25 for a couple of weeks now and after another good week, they’re ranked No. 25. They went 3-0 against Long County, Hephzibah and Savannah County Day to improve to 15-2 on the season.

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