ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In area high school basketball, Monroe High is exceeding expectations.
They are undefeated so far in Region 1-AAAA play after stringing together seven straight wins.
The tornadoes are tuning up in the midst of am increasingly tough region schedule.
Monroe missed the playoffs the past two seasons, but has gotten off to a hot start this year. The team's up-tempo, above the rim play has taken the city by a storm so far.
After racking up over 60 points per game and cleaning up it's early season turnover problem, Coach Marquis Davis is confident in his squad's ability.
"It's been a couple years since we actually won the region," said Davis. "But we've always been kind of at the top of the region. So that is one of our goals is to win the region and to go on into the state playoffs. Our best asset is that we have a very good bench. We have a lot of versatility on our bench and that's been kind of getting us over the top the first half of the season."
"Before the season started. the seniors, me, Trentavious, Emeshuan and Adarius Mingo, we just sat down and we talked about this year it's our year." said senior Napoleon Harris. "Nobody is going to hold us back from that. We're too good to go down in the region and drop close games like we did last year."
The tornadoes host Westover in what will be a good measuring stick for how the region will shape out.
The Patriots are second in the region. That game tips at 8 PM.