Class 4A’s position as Georgia’s middle ranking makes it a great measure of the full scale, as its member teams face off against the best opponents from the upper and lower classes. In a sport like soccer, the size of the roster would predictably give Class 4A an advantage over lower classifications, but basketball is a much more level playing field between Class 4A and opponents in the classifications. smaller, especially the private Class A powers that regularly compete with higher rankings. That reality played out on the girls’ side over the past week and a half as the two top ranked Class 4A programs (Jefferson and Luella) both lost close games to lower ranked teams. Jefferson was beaten 49-32 by Lumpkin County Class 3A on December 30. The Dragons rebounded with back-to-back wins and are now 14-2 overall. Jefferson’s only other loss this season came against Area 8 rival Cedar Shoals (50-36) on December 14 and he will have the opportunity to avenge the loss at home on January 21. Luella is 12-2 with no losses in the class. 4A. The Lions lost 50-47 in their first game of the season against St. Francis, then suffered a 62-56 loss to Mt. Paran Christian on Saturday. As a result, Luella’s two losses have come to teams at the very top of the top 10 Class A privates. Luella can however stop this trend on Monday with a home game against Class A privy No 1 Holy Innocents. It’s also worth pointing out that Carver-Columbus (8-2) is also undefeated in Class 4A. The Tigers also lost their first game of the season to St. Francis (57-50) and their other loss came to Class 6A Carrollton (60-59).