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GHSA 2017 STATE BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

GIRLS SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE CLASS 7A Semifinals | March 4

Collins Hill vs. Norcross Archer vs. McEachern

CLASS 3A Semifinals | March 4

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Beach vs. Greater Atlanta Christian School Morgan County vs. Johnson, Savannah

Games played at University of West Georgia

CLASS 6A Semifinals | March 4

Harrison vs. Northview Mays vs. Lovejoy

Games played at Armstrong Atlantic University

CLASS 2A Semifinals | March 4

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Laney vs. Model Rabun County vs. Bleckley County

Games played at Fort Valley State

CLASS 5A Semifinals | March 4

Southwest Dekalb vs. Flowery Branch Buford vs. Griffin

Sandy Creek vs. Columbus Carver, Columbus vs. Cross Creek

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

CLASS A-Public Semifinals | March 4

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Telfair County vs. Woodville, Tompkins Wheeler County vs. Pelham

Games played at Columbus State University

CLASS 4A Semifinals | March 4

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Valdosta State University

CLASS A-Private Semifinals | March 4

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

St. Francis vs. Holy Innocents’ Wesleyan vs. Lakeview Academy

Games played at Augusta University

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Cobb Civic Center

BOYS SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE CLASS 7A Semifinals | March 4

Grayson vs. Norcross Tift County vs. McEachern

CLASS 3A Semifinals | March 4

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Pace Academy vs. Liberty County Morgan County vs. Calhoun

Games played at University of West Georgia

CLASS 6A Semifinals | March 4

South Cobb vs. Brunswick Langston Hughes vs. Allatoona

Games played at Armstrong Atlantic University

CLASS 2A Semifinals | March 4

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Dublin vs. Swainsboro Josey vs. South Atlanta

Games played at Fort Valley State

CLASS 5A Semifinals | March 4

Miller Grove vs. Cedar Shoals Buford vs. Fayette County

CLASS A-Public Semifinals | March 4

Macon County vs. Wilkinson County Calhoun vs. Clinch County

Games played at Columbus State University

St. Pius vs. Sandy Creek Henry County vs. Upson-Lee

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

CLASS 4A Semifinals | March 4

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Valdosta State University

CLASS A-Private Semifinals | March 4

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Greenforest vs. St. Francis Lakeview Academy vs. SW Atlanta Christian

Games played at Augusta University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Cobb Civic Center

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GHSA 2017 STATE BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS The 2017 Georgia High School Association Basketball Semifinals Guide is published by Score Media, a division of Score Atlanta, in conjunction with the GHSA. The guide was designed by Rhonda Rawls, managing editor was Craig Sager II, information provided by the GHSA and photos on the cover are courtesy of Jason Mussell, Pinion Photography and Teresa Penley Sheppard. For more information on Score Media, go to Scoreatl.com or call 404-256-1572.

GREETINGS, GHSA BASKETBALL FANS

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elcome to the 2017 Ralph Swearngin GHSA Basketball Tournament Semifinals. Much hard work and dedication has gone into this regular season. The players, coaches and cheerleaders from these competing schools are all “winners”! Some will go on to the State Championships but all are among the best athletes not only in Georgia but in the nation.

events is also made possible through the help of our corporate partners whose names are displayed in this program and around the venue. The Georgia High School Association thanks these companies and we encourage you to support them whenever possible. Sit back and enjoy basketball at its best. Cheer loud, cheer long and always be a good sport!

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SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Collins Hill

72

R4 #1 Cherokee

48

R3 #2 Hillgrove

50

R5 #1 Lambert

55

QUARTERFINALS Collins Hill

57

60

R2 #1 Westlake

63

R3 #3 Marietta

47

R7 #1 Norcross

60

R4 #1 Etowah

53

R3 #2 Hillgrove

59

R7 #4 Brookwood

75 Archer Archer

Georgia Tech 6:00 pm March 11, 2017

29

Grayson

57

Grayson Brookwood

Mill Creek

77 McEachern

73

BOYS 7A

MAR. 27

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

Tift County 75

76

R2 #1 Pebblebrook

89

Pebblebrook 60 Norcross

R1 #2 Colquitt County 79 Norcross

34

R8 #1 Colquitt County

41

R2 #3 Wheeler

45

R6 #1 Mill Creek

72

R5 #2 North Forsyth

33

R3 #1 McEachern

62

FEB. 22-23 R2 #2 Westlake

83

R8 #1 Newton

89

R7 #2 Berkmar

55

R1 #1 Tift County

72

60 Wheeler

R2 #3 Wheeler

73

R6 #1 Mountain View

44

R5 #2 Lambert

50

R3 #1 McEachern

69

75 McEachern

66

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72

R7 #2 Brookwood

West GA 8:00 pm

McEachern

82

R8 #1 Archer

Tift County

62

R6 #3 Duluth

43

66 Newton

51

Georgia Tech March 11, 2017 8:00pm

R2 #2 Pebblebrook

Colquitt County

McEachern

MARCH 4

SECOND ROUND

West GA 6:00 pm

44

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

QUARTERFINAL

70

West GA 4:00 pm

R7 #1 Norcross

GIRLS 7A

Norcross Norcross

SEMIFINALS

76

FEB. 22-23 R8 #3 Grayson

Westlake

FINALS

46

West GA 2:00 pm R6 #3 Duluth

FOLLOW US

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GHSA 2017 STATE BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Harrison

QUARTERFINALS

FINALS

43 Harrison

R4 #1 Tucker

SEMIFINALS

R1 #3 Houston County 23

GIRLS 6A

73

35

Harrison Douglas County

SEMIFINALS

51

63

R4 #4 Stephenson

59

R1 #2 Valdosta

54

R7 #1 Northview

74

FEB. 22-23 R6 #2 South Cobb

R1 #3 Coffee County 82

Lovejoy

Northview 65

South Cobb

52 Chattahoochee

MAR. 4

BOYS 6A

40

R2 #4 Glynn Academy 79

South Cobb South Paulding

R2 #1 Brunswick

66

Brunswick

34

R8 #1 Winder Barrow

38

R5 #3 Mays

80

R3 #4 Greenbrier

28

R4 #2 Lovejoy

35 32 61

R3 #1 Grovetown

48

FEB. 22-23

69 Gainesville R8 #1 Gainesville

Langston Hughes

70

R5 #3 Langston Hughes 59 Langston Hughes R1 #1 Lee County

56

R4 #2 Jonesboro

56

R6 #1 Allatoona

61

R5 #2 Tri-Cities

66

R1 #4 Valdosta

65

Fort Valley State 8:00 pm 63 Allatoona Allatoona

54

R6 #1 Creekview R7 #3 Chattahoochee

R2 #2 Effingham County 44

64

R1 #2 Northside, WR 80 R7 #1 Pope

University of Georgia 8:00pm March 9, 2017

Brunswick Northside, WR

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

72

Fort Valley State 4:00 pm 44

MAR. 4

37

R5 #1 South Paulding 90

R8 #2 Dacula

R4 #2 Jonesboro

Fort Valley State 6:00 pm 63 Lovejoy

FEB. 28-MAR. 1 88

University of Georgia 7:00 pm March 9, 2017

Stephenson 46

Northview

SECOND ROUND

65 Mays

Fort Valley State 2:00 pm 41

Winder Barrow

Mays

R5 #1 Douglas County 68

R8 #2 River Ridge

QUARTERFINAL

54 Tri-Cities

61

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THE RACE SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Lithia Springs

39

QUARTERFINALS Eagle’s Landing

R3 #2 McIntosh

26

R5 #1 SW Dekalb

45

FEB. 19-20 R2 #1 Statesboro

Southwest Dekalb Southwest Dekalb

Flowery Branch

FINALS

GIRLS 5A

SEMIFINALS

Columbus State 6:00 pm FEB. 27

R7 #1 Carrollton

64

33

R5 #1 Miller Grove

55

48

R2 #1 Statesboro

35

R3 #3 Riverdale

45

R5 #4 Lithonia

55

FEB. 28-MAR. 1 Riverwood

MAR. 4

43 Miller Grove

Miller Grove

Cedar Shoals

R8 #3 Madison County 48 R4 #1 North Clayton

R5 #1 Sandy Creek

65

R1 #2 Columbus

50

Madison County

65

34

Spalding

R4 #1 Henry County

52

GIRLS 4A

SEMIFINALS

Carver-Columbus

Henry County

Henry County LaGrange

BOYS 4A

MAR. 4

R8 #2 Stephens County 70 R2 #1 Upson-Lee

76

R3 #3 Thomson

55

Upson-Lee

64

Thomson

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45

R8 #1 Jefferson

70

R5 #3 Chapel Hill

60

R4 #2 Henry County

58

R6 #1 NW Whitfield

48

R5 #2 LaGrange

35

R3 #1 Cross Creek

44

FEB. 22-23 71

R8 #1 St. Pius

74

R7 #2 Marist

44

R1 #1 Carver, Col.

61

R2 #3 Perry

66

Augusta University 4:00 pm

Sandy Creek 80

MARCH 4, 2017

SECOND ROUND

Carver, Colum-

60 Perry

56

66

St. Pius

St. Pius

70

R7 #1 Blessed Trinity 48

R3 #1 Fayette County

R2 #2 Mary Persons

60

Upson-Lee

66 45

Cross Creek

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

61 Georgia Tech 8:00 pm March 10, 2016

R6 #1 Carver, Atlanta R5 #2 Columbia

Henry County.

85 Augusta University 8:00 pm

57

Carver-Columbus

Cross Creek 76

62

R4 #2 Dutchtown

Augusta University 6:00 pm 52

MAR. 4

65

R1 #1 Carver-Columbus 72

71

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

R1 #1 Warner Robins

R4 #3 Luella

43 Columbus

69 45

Fayette County

QUARTERFINAL

57 Georgia Tech 6:00 pm March 10, 2017

R8 #1 Buford R5 #3 SW Dekalb

47 Jefferson

40

82

R3 #2 Richmond Acad. 74 R5 #1 LaGrange

Carver, Atlanta

47

FEB. 22-23 R6 #2 LaFayette

FINALS

FEB. 22-23

Warner Robins

Fayette County

SEMIFINALS

51

Columbus State 8:00 pm 52

Sandy Creek Sandy Creek

Buford

52

QUARTERFINALS

Columbus R7 #1 West Hall

BOYS 5A University of Georgia 8:00pm March 8, 2016

41

R2 #2 New Hampstead 66

59

Augusta University 2:00 pm

R2 #1 Spalding

R2 #3 Wayne County

94 Buford

72

81

R8 #2 North Oconee 44

FEB. 19-20

Griffin

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

59

40

R3 #2 Richmond Acad. 47

MAR. 4

Cedar Shoals Lithonia

SECOND ROUND

61

R3 #1 Griffin

Columbus State 4:00 pm R8 #2 Cedar Shoals

R1 #1 Warner Robins

R5 #2 Arabia Mountain 36 66

R4 #1 Eagle’s Landing 63 R3 #2 Starr’s Mill

43

R6 #1 Jackson, Atlanta 55

59

FEB. 22-23 R6 #2 Riverwood

Jackson, Atlanta

Griffin

Carrollton 46

76

R5 #3 Columbia Warner Robins

FEB. 25-26 49

Flowery Branch

41

R8 #1 Buford

Buford

61

36

SECOND ROUND R2 #2 Ware County

56 University of Georgia Columbus State 2:00 pm FEB. 27 6:00 pm March 8, 2017

R3 #3 Fayette County 48

QUARTERFINAL 77 Buford

71

FEB. 25-26

R8 #2 Flowery Branch 59

SEMIFINALS

56

R4 #1 Eagle’s Landing 53

FOR STATE

R6 #1 NW Whitifield

47

R5 #2 Sandy Creek

84

R1 #4 Westover

73

Sandy Creek


THE RACE SECOND ROUND R8 #3 Hart County

46

QUARTERFINALS

R3 #2 Beach R5 #1 Redan

R6 #3 Ringgold

61

Beach

38

QUARTERFINAL 66

SECOND ROUND

Armstrong Atlantic 2:00 pm Tattnall County

66

Peach County

72

70

57

Westside, Macon

50

R4 #1 Westside, Mac. 88 R3 #2 Johnson, Sav. 41

MAR. 4

Pace Academy Pace Academy

MAR. 4

BOYS 3A

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

89

R7 #1 East Hall

62

SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Douglas-Atlanta 61 R4 #1 Laney

Armstrong Atlantic 8:00 pm

89

65 Calhoun

SEMIFINALS

FINALS

GIRLS 2A

85 Laney

Heard County

SEMIFINALS

QUARTERFINAL

R2 #1 Bryan County

72

Bryan County

R7 #1 Model

45

Georgia Tech 2:00 pm March 11, 2017

FEB. 22-23 33

R4 #1 Laney

66

R3 #2 Dublin

50

45

Hapeville Charter

62

R2 #1 Swainsboro

68

R1 #2 Thomasville

51

R7 #1 Chattooga

68

R8 #1 Morgan County

82

R5 #3 Lovett

71

R1 #1 Crisp County

69

R4 #2 Central, Macon

61

R6 #1 Calhoun

67

R5 #2 Cedar Grove

56

R3 #1 Jenkins

71

SECOND ROUND 65

R8 #1 Rabun County

79

R7 #2 Armuchee

60

R1 #1 Fitzgerald

74

R2 #3 Jeff Davis

50

R7 #3 Dade County 54

43

Bleckley County R3 #1 Bleckley County 45

FEB. 28-MAR. 1 Laney

MAR. 4

59 Dublin

Dublin

BOYS 2A

MAR. 4

FEB. 28-MAR. 1 71 Josey Josey

73

Georgia College 4:00 pm 62

55

R6 #1 Hapeville Charter 55

Bleckley County

Model

R5 #1 Heard County 45

R8 #2 Monticello

FEB. 22-23

Georgia College 6:00 pm

64

R6 #2 Hapeville

64

54 Fitzgerald

R1 #2 Berrien County 30 Model

R3 #1 Johnson-Sav

Rabun County

Rabun County

30

Georgia College 3:00 pm 44

38

R2 #2 Vidalia 70

R5 #1 Heard County 56

R6 #3 South Atlanta

R7 #3 North Hall

60 Jenkins

QUARTERFINALS Laney

Calhoun

72

78

R3 #2 Dodge County 55

University of Georgia 4:00 pm March 9, 2017

Liberty County Islands

56

49 Lovett

R2 #1 Liberty County 105 R3 #3 Islands

R4 #2 Peach County

Morgan County

Morgan County

53

Armstrong Atlantic 4:00 pm Liberty County

53

R2 #2 Tattnall County 70

R5 #1 Pace Academy 49

R6 #3 Coahulla Creek 62

R1 #1 Monroe

Johnson-Savannah

84

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

56

R6 #1 Haralson County 55

Johnson-Savannah

GACS

R8 #1 Morgan County Dawson County

Armstrong Atlantic 6:00 pm

46

39

R7 #2 Dawson County 63 55

University of Georgia 2:00 pm March 9, 2017

R2 #2 Pierce County Morgan County

Morgan County

46

34

FEB. 22-23 R8 #3 Monroe Area

SEMIFINALS

41

GACS R7 #1 GACS

FINALS

GIRLS 3A

Beach

R2 #1 Tattnall County 49 R1 #2 Cook County

SEMIFINALS

Central-Macon 45

R4 #1 Central-Macon 59

FOR STATE

Georgia Tech 4:00 pm March 11, 2017

Early County

75

South Atlanta

South Atlanta

Swainsboro 61

77

R8 #1 Banks County

68

R7 #2 Rockmart

63

R1 #1 Early County

93

R4 #2 Bulter

70

Georgia College 8:00 pm

Swainsboro 64

Chattooga

58

FEB. 22-23 R4 #3 Josey

69

R6 #1 South Atlanta

82

R5 #2 Callaway

62

Washington County R3 #1 Washington Co. 72

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FINALS

QUARTERFINALS

SEMIFINALS

GIRLS 1A-PUBLIC Team 9 Hancock Central

GIRLS 1A-PRIVATE Team 9 Pinecrest

39

35 St. Francis

Telfair County Team 1 Telfair County

38

Team 5 Woodville-Tompkins 60

Team 1 St. Francis

Valdosta State 2:00 pm

Team 5 Holy Innocents’

77

Cobb Civic Center 2:00pm March 4, 2017

78

Woodville-Tompkins Team 4 Marion County Team 7 Treutlen County

81

Holy Innocents’ Team 4 Stratford Academy 39

UGA 2:00 pm March 8, 2016

47

Team 6 Greenville

Wesleyan

53 61

Team 2 Wesleyan Valdosta State 6:00pm

63

Cobb Civic Center 6:00pm March 4, 2017 54

Team 11 Darlington

Pelham Team 3 Pelham

Lakeview Academy

64

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

Team 3 Lakeview Academy 72

MARCH 4

MARCH 8-11

FEB. 28-MAR. 1

BOYS 1A-PUBLIC Team 8 Macon County

Team 9 Holy Innocents’

67

55

Valdosta State 4:00 pm

Team 1 Greenforest

89

Team 5 St. Francis

63

35

Team 7 Turner County

65

University of Georgia 4:00 pm March 8, 2017

Team 4 Aquinas

48

Team 7 Athens Christian

55

Team 2 Lakeview Academy 63

73

Team 6 Montgomery County 62

Valdosta State 8:00pm

Team 6 SW Atlanta Christian 64

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Cobb Civic Center 8:00pm March 4, 2017 SW Atlanta Christian

Clinch County Team 3 Clinch County

University of Georgia 4:00 pm March 8, 2017 Lakeview Academy

Calhoun County Team 2 Calhoun County

Cobb Civic Center 4:00 pm March 4, 2017 St. Francis

Wilkinson County Team 4 Talyor County

MAR. 8-11

Greenforest

62

Team 5 Wilkinson County 63

MAR. 4

BOYS 1A-PRIVATE

Macon County Team 1 Treutlen

GA Tech 2:00 pm March 10, 2017

Team 10 Prince Ave. Christian 31

Wheeler County Team 2 Wheeler County

FINALS

Team 3 N. Cobb Christian 53

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GHSA 2017 STATE BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

ROSTERS CLASS 7A GIRLS ARCHER Head Coach: Bob Westbrook No. Name Pos. 1 Tia Shorter (C) PG, W 3 Hannah Dunston G 10 Kyleeyah Whitehead G 20 Reina Mitchom G 22 Asia McCoy G 24 Autumn Newby (C) F 25 Christianah Olukoju F 32 Ayo Ladipo F 33 Linsey Marchese (C) F 34 Amaiya McCoy G

Gr. 12 11 10 11 11 12 11 11 12 11

MCEACHERN Head Coach: Phyllis Arthur No. Name Pos. 4 O’Mariyah Tucker SF, PF 5 Lyndsey Whilby SG, G 10 Quanniecia Morrison SG, PG, SF 11 Chanel Wilson PG, SG 13 Daelyn Craig PF, PG 15 Kyla Carpenter PG, SG 20 Symone Oliver C, PF, SF 21 Jarah Cotton PG, SF 22 Daimaya Mcpherson PF, C, SF 24 Victoria Agyin PG, SG 30 Jewel Smalls PG, SG, SF 33 Alexis Burke PF, SF 34 Alyssa Smith PF, SF 35 Jasmine Clements PF, SF 50 Kemia Ward C, PF

Gr. 10 12 12 11 9 9 12 10 11 11 11 12 11 12 10

NORCROSS Head Coach: Angie Hembree No. Name Pos. 10 Myra Strickland G 11 Taylor Mason G 12 Tehya Lyons G 13 Raven Etheredge G 14 Bre Etterick G 15 Tionna Carter F 20 Meg Willis G 21 Janee Knorr F 23 Starr Herndon F 25 Vanessa Blagmon G 30 Morgan Robinson G 31 Yamani Paul F 32 Dani Dias F 33 Mimi Robinson G 34 Devyn Wilson F

Gr. 10 12 11 11 11 10 10 11 12 12 10 9 9 11 11

COLLINS HILL Head Coach: Brian Harmon No. Name Pos. 3 Desiree Connor PG, SG 4 Claire Stanjevich G 5 Jordan Releford PG, SG 10 Daja Carr G 11 Bria Harmon PG, SG 13 Natasha Anglin G 14 Jaron Stallworth SF 21 Kayla Dixon W, PF 22 Nia Lee W, SG 24 Katherine Fourie SG, W 25 Savannah Samuels G, W 31 Jada Rice F, C 35 Javyn Nicholson F

Terrell Greene Luol Solomon Eli Schieflin Joey Chavez Gerald Buncum Isaiah Taylor Kenyon Jackson Kyle Butts Bryce Brown DeAli Thompson

F F F F C G F C C C

12 11 11 12 12 11 10 12 11 11

NORCROSS Head Coach: Jesse McMillan No. Name Pos. 0 Rayshaun Hammonds SF 1 Lance Thomas SF 2 Devin Dennis G 3 Kyle Sturdiyant G 5 Jordan Goldwire G 10 Joseph Toppin SF 11 Alonzo Johnson G 12 Dalvin White G 15 Malachi Martin G 20 Robert Sims SF 21 Shelton Zeon F 23 Brandon Boston G 25 Jaekwon Kyles SF

Gr. 12 12 12 10 12 11 10 11 10 12 11 9 11

TIFT COUNTY Head Coach: Eric Holland No. Name Pos. 0 Tyree Marshall PG, G 1 Fred Lloyd PF, C 2 Micah Johnson G, PG 3 Montavious Terrell PG 4 Jay Johnson G 5 Rashod Bateman SG 10 Chad Copeland SG, W 11 Michael Graydon PG, G 12 Trey Taylor , SG 13 Marquavious Johnson W, SG 14 Dawon Barnes SG, SF 15 Mckenzie Jackson PF 20 Cam Cobb SG 21 Otis Jackson PF, SF, C 22 Jj Mcclain W, PF 23 Andrew Johnson PF, C 24 Preston Horne SF, W 25 Camden Collins SG 32 Ches Jackson C, PF 40 Deshonn Chaney C

Gr. 10 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 12 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 11

Gr. 11 10 10 9 10 11 11 11 12 10 9 11 10

MCEACHERN Head Coach: Mike Thompson No. Name Pos. 1 Jarod Bush PG 2 Sharife Cooper PG 3 Terrell BurdenG SG 4 Chris Freeman SG 5 Tre Peoples (C) SF, PF 10 Alyn Breed SG, PG 11 Babatunde Akingbola SF 12 Devante Garside W 14 Brandon Suggs SF 15 Austine Eziwkwu PF 22 Quinton McElroy W 25 Devin Gordon SG 30 Tyler Willoughby W, SF 35 Isaac Okoro SF, SG, W

Gr. 11 11 10 11 12 9 12

NORTHVIEW Head Coach: Chris Yarbrough No. Name Pos. 1 Jada Reidling G 3 Megan Cistulli (C) G 10 Katie Armstrong G 11 Morgan Spencer G 12 Abby Strickland G 14 Asjah Inniss PG 20 Erika Hama G 21 Shannon Titus (C) SF, G

CLASS 7A BOYS GRAYSON Head Coach: Geoffrey Pierce No. Name Pos. 0 Travis Anderson G 1 Nick Edwards G 2 Justin Fleming G 3 Orvel Graham G 4 Aaron Rowe F 5 Deivon Smith G 10 Jaylen Campbell F

11 12 20 21 22 23 24 32 33 34

Gr. 10 9 10 12 12 10 10 12 11 10 10 10 11 10

CLASS 6A GIRLS

Gr. 11 11 11 10 9 9 12 12

22 24 25 30 31 34 40

Makayla Davis Madison Malvin Ashlee Austin Mitchell Alex Maya Richards Chyna Mitchell Camil Butler

G G PF F PF F F

10 10 10 10 10 10 11

HARRISON Head Coach: Steve Lenahan No. Name Pos. 1 Harper Vick PG 4 Collette Smith W 5 Sydne Wiggins G 10 Eastyn King G 12 Raicheal Tringali W 15 Emily Williams W 21 MaeOla Willis PG 22 Sarah Woghiren G 24 Audrey Jordan W 32 Caroline Hobson W 34 Avery Jordan W 35 Jazzy Foster F

Gr. 11 11 12 10 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 12

MAYS Head Coach: Chantay Frost No. Name Pos. 1 Brandi Heard G 2 Kamiyah Street PG 3 Kyra McWHorter G, PF 4 Kendall Pack PF 5 Jade Bell NA 10 Chardae Bell PG 11 Sierra Loving G 14 Denea Evan NA 23 Demeesha Wallace C 25 Natoria Hill NA 32 Meesha Wallace NA

Gr. 12 12 10 12 10 10 12 11 11 10 11

LOVEJOY Head Coach: Cedric King No. Name Pos. 1 Genesis Bryant G 3 Lashanti Blunt G 4 Anaya Boyd W 10 Symone Williams G 11 Taylor Borum W 12 J’Auana Robinson W 15 Jordyn Jackson W 20 Kayla Brown W 22 Brittany Smith W 23 Kaziah Terrell W 24 Amber Thornton G

Gr. 9 9 9 12 12 10 9 11 12 9 12

CLASS 6A BOYS SOUTH COBB Head Coach: Gregory Moultrie No. Name Pos. 1 Daniel Spann G 2 Trevin Wade G 3 Ralueke Orizu F 4 Christopher Brown G 5 Octavious Dollar G 10 Rahjae Jones G 11 Kadrerean Jackson G 12 Nick Dubois G 14 Abram Gladney F 15 Michael McClendon F 20 Raejon Jones G 21 Demetrius Bowen G 22 Marvin Wright G 23 Taje Ray F 30 Tedric James F 32 Quentin Cardell G

Gr. 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 11 10 10

BRUNSWICK Head Coach: Chris Turner No. Name Pos. 1 Dereck Lampkin G 2 Jaylen Jackson G 3 Daquan Humphreys G 4 Earl Bell G

Gr. 12 11 11 11

5 10 11 12 14 15 20 22 23 25 32 44

Keyshawn Robinson Tarique Gray DeAndre Delegal Josh Forbes Torrey Dickens Danijah Gammage Kelani Walker Kyami Dunham Marcus Scott Wiley Golden III Chris Reed Warren McClendon

G F G G G G G C G PF PF PF

11 11 12 10 10 12 10 12 11 12 12 10

LANGSTON HUGHES Head Coach: Rory Welsh No. Name Pos. 1 Derrick Cook PG, PG 2 Ross Andrews PG 3 Ahmid Bryant PF, C 4 Richard Matthews SF 10 Khalil Cuffee SG, SF 13 Jaylen McCluney SF, PF 15 Armani Bolston PG 21 Landers Nolley SG 31 Patrick Carter 11 PG 32 Josh Butts PF, SF 35 Tyrel Morgan SG 55 Papa Samba PF, C

Gr. 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 9 9 10 10

ALLATOONA Head Coach: Markus Hood No. Name Pos. 2 Michael Johnson G 3 John Chester G 5 Colton Waggoner G 10 Rolan Wooden F 12 Tobi Adeyeye F 15 Chima Ogboi G 20 TJ Goodrum G 21 Jeremiah Sanabria F 22 Vinny Loccisano G 23 Trey Doomes G 24 Isaiah Taylor G 25 Tyler Jackson G 30 Devan Dixon G 33 Cooper Hutto G 35 Owen Campbell G 45 Zare Cooper F

Gr. 12 11 12 11 11 11 12 10 11 11 10 12 11 12 9 11

CLASS 5A GIRLS FLOWERY BRANCH Head Coach: Courtney Newton-Gonzalez No. Name Pos. 1 Queen Scott F 3 Caroline Wysocki PG 10 Ashley Scott G 11 Ashley Woodroffe G 20 Lexie Sengkhammee PG 22 Taniyah Worth PG, SG 23 Jenna Sutton G 24 Carly Shaw F 30 Christina Murchison G 32 Janoah Williams F 42 Julianne Sutton F,C

Gr. 12 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12

GRIFFIN Head Coach: Veronica Lee No. Name Pos. 3 Nia Flower P 4 Daisya Reid F 5 Averyana Nelson G 10 Zacoria Berry PG 12 Tierrra Collier G 15 Yesenia Chheoung G 21 Trakeirra Head SF, PF 23 Missy Ford P 30 Da’Nali Williams F 33 TyLeslie Johnson SF, SG 40 Andeija Puckett PF, C 42 O’Zekia Wilder SG 44 Kelsey Smikes C, PF

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Gwinnett’s back after last year’s disappointing playoffs when only Parkview advanced to the Elite 8 and not a single Gwinnett school reached the Final Four. This year, Collins Hill, Norcross and Archer occupy three of the semifinal spots alongside three-time defending state champion McEachern of Cobb County. Collins Hill and Norcross square off in Saturday’s opener. Norcross avenged last postseason’s 39-37 second-round exit to Westlake with a 57-44 win over the Lions Tuesday night and increased its winning streak against instate opponents to 25 games. Five-time state champion Collins Hill advanced to the semis with a 57-46 road win over Region 5 champion Lambert on Tuesday. Although the schools haven’t met this season, Collins Hill and Norcross faced three times last season with the Eagles taking their first meeting 57-54 in overtime, and Norcross taking the next two 55-45 and 41-36. Speaking of familiar opponents, McEachern and Archer have now crossed paths in each of the past four postseasons. The Indians clinched the first of their three-straight state crowns with an 81-62 win in the 2014 finals. In 2015, McEachern escaped the semifinals with a 59-57 win over Archer before topping Norcross 58-51 in the championship. Last year, McEachern sent the Tigers home with an 87-49 second-round victory. McEachern, Norcross and Collins Hill have combined for 12 of the past 16 state titles in Georgia’s highest classification. Gwinnett County’s Grayson and Norcross square off in the first of two intriguing boys semifinal matchups Saturday at the University of West Georgia. Grayson defeated Brookwood 73-51 to advance to its first-ever semifinals Wednesday night. The Rams ran away in the second half, outscoring Brookwood 45-26. Travis Anderson led Grayson with 21 points, Nick Edwards added 15 points and seven rebounds, Kenyon Jackson finished with 15 points and 17 rebounds and Gerald Buncum notched a double-double with 12 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. Norcross saw Rayshaun Hammonds and Kyle Sturdivant combine for 43 points and four players finished with double-figure scoring to help the Blue Devils (25-5) score a 82-60 win over Pebblebrook in the quarterfinals. Across the bracket, Tift County’s P.J. Horne was too much for Newton to overcome and he netted a team-high 25 points to go with his 10 rebounds in the Blue Devils’ 75-66 road victory on Wednesday. Teammate Rashad Bateman finished with 19 points and six rebounds, while Micah Johnson chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds. As impressive as Grayson, Norcross and Tift County have been on their respective roads to the Final Four, McEachern continues to take the state by storm. The Indians outscored Wheeler 39-29 in the second half on Wednesday and celebrated a 75-60 victory. McEachern sophomore Isaac Okoro exploded for a game-high 29 points, while improving the Indians’ record to a perfect 29-0.

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Audrey Jordan gave Harrison its first seven points in the Hoyas’ 73-63 win over Douglas County in the quarterfinals. Jordan finished with 21 points, one shy of teammate Raicheal Tringali’s game-high 22 points. Sydne Williams added a 14-point performance in the victory and the Hoyas celebrated their first-ever trip to the semifinals. Harrison’s opponent Northview hasn’t lost to an instate opponent since November 21st and has won its last 26 games against Georgia schools, including Tuesday’s 65-46 win over Stephenson. Shannon Titus and Ashlee Austin lead a deep cast of Titans and each average 14 points per game. Austin is a 6-foot-2 sophomore that has led the team with nine rebounds per game. Titus and Austin are aggressive when it comes to getting to the foul line and can consistently take control of the game as a one-two combo. Featured in the backend of Saturday’s girls semifinal double-header, is Mays which comes off a 65-51 victory at Winder-Barrow to face a Lovejoy team that advanced to the Final Four Wednesday night with a 63-52 win over Chattahoochee. Mays’ last state title came in 2003, while Harrison, Northview and Lovejoy are still in the running to take home their program’s first-ever state championship. South Cobb got the job done in the quarterfinals with a valiant defensive effort, holding South Paulding to a mere 37 points in a 40-37 victory. Now, the Eagles travel to Fort Valley State to face Region 2 champion Brunswick in Game 1 of the boys’ semifinal double-header on Saturday. Brunswick stumbled at the start of 2017, dropping six of 10 games at one point, but the Pirates have matched a season-best five-game win streak to make its deepest playoff run since capturing the Class AAAAA title in 2015. Brunswick’s championship run two seasons ago ended with a 49-32 win over Allatoona, which sits a win away from appearing in its third consecutive championship. Allatoona lost in a 50-48 heartbreaker to Miller Grove last year, its only loss of the season. Allatoona has been battle tested in the early rounds this year, scoring a 61-56 win over Jonesboro in the Sweet 16. The Bucs outscored Tri-Cities 63-54 on Wednesday, thanks to a 17-point effort by Trey Doomes. Allatoona’s semifinal opponent Langston Hughes is familiar to the Bucs as the Panthers’ defeated Allatoona 62-53 at the Lake City Classic earlier this year. Junior Landers Nolley torched the Bucs with a 27-point performance, while Khalil Cuffee chipped in 16 points. As a team, Langston Hughes connected on 9-of-17 three-point attempts (53 percent), but it was Nolley who stole the show with 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc.

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Fayette County punched its ticket to the Final Four by holding off Carver-Atlanta 65-52 in the quarterfinals. Now, a matchup against a red-hot Buford squad at Columbus State awaits the Tigers. Noah Gurley led Fayette County through the quarterfinal game with 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks, while teammate Philip Young added 14 points. Austin Nesmith, who is fresh off of a double-double, is also an option for the Tigers. On the other bench, Buford is riding a 16-game win-streak into Saturday, including its 94-72 win over Warner Robins in the quarterfinals. These two teams met in last year’s first round, where Fayette County prevailed 69-62. Across the bracket, Miller Grove will face Cedar Shoals for another chance at a championship game appearance. Miller Grove has conquered the postseason the past decade and has won state titles in seven of the last eight seasons- three in 5A and four in a row, from 2009 to 2012 in 4A. Last season, the Wolverines held off Allatoona 50-48 in Macon to take the title. The only season since 2009 that the Wolverines have not played in the final game (2014-15) Miller Grove fell to Warner Robins (63-57) in the quarterfinals. 6-foot-3 senior guard Naquante Hardy leads the way with 20 points, five rebounds and two steals per game.

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Southwest DeKalb’s run for back-to-back titles and the program’s sixth all-time championship takes the Panthers to Columbus State University to tip off Class 5A’s action with Flowery Branch. Flowery Branch, led by the outside shooting of Lexie Sengkhammee and the inside game of Taniyah Worth, reached the semifinals for the first time and snapped Carrollton’s 18-game winning streak with a 61-46 victory on Tuesday.Southwest DeKalb nearly netted a season high point total with its 71-56 win over Eagle’s Landing in the quarterfinals. Senior Jada Walton finished with a game-high 27 points and 6-foot-3 senior center Ogheneruona Uwusiaba finished with six points to go with her 11 rebounds. Top-ranked Griffin (28-1) and No. 2 Buford (27-2) present an epic semifinal showdown across the bracket. Griffin is led by the inside presence of Cincinnati signee Andeija Puckett, who averages 17.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. After winning its first two playoff games by 36.5 points per game, Buford ran away with a 77-56 victory over a talented Warner Robins squad in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. The Wolves were down 9-2 in the first quarter before storming back with the help of Rachel Dobb’s three-point shooting. She hit a trio of three-pointers in the first quarter and finished with five threes overall. By the half, Buford was leading 40-27 and Tori Ocment had 22 points and Marissa Bruce had 17 to fuel the victory.

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Columbus and Sandy Creek will pack Saturday’s opener with speed and prolific scoring. Columbus is led by 6-foot-3 senior Tatyana Wyatt, who has poured in 22.2 points per game to go with 6.7 rebounds. Wyatt is an 81 percent free-throw shooter and has outside range that makes her a scoring threat on every possession. Ariyah Copeland adds another 6-foot-3 scorer that Sandy Creek must match up with and she turns in 16.4 points per game and a team-high 9.5 rebounds per game. Sandy Creek has Shanquaylia Stanton, Kasey Toles and freshman Daija Powell as double-digit scorers to push the pace. The second semifinal girls matchup pins Carver-Columbus against Cross Creek. The Razorbacks are coming off a 76-52 win over Henry County that showcased the depth that has driven Cross Creek’s 26-4 season. Alana Davis (17), KymMya Thomas (15), Kianna Westbrook (14) and Jada Sampson (10) all scored in double figures in Cross Creek’s quarterfinal victory. Carver-Columbus rides a 10game winning streak into the finals and has relied on a relentless defensive effort that has produced 15.6 steals per game this season. Junior Alycia Reese and Mariah Igus lead the Tigers with 13 points per game each, while five different players average more than two steals per game. Upson-Lee enters its semifinal showdown with Henry County wearing a 30-0 record and sits two victories away from what would mark the Knights’ first state title. In the quarterfinals, Upson-Lee displayed the depth that has validated its status as the top-ranked team in the classification this season. Michael Smith led all scorers with 20 points, while teammate Travon Walker recorded a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Tavias Fagan scored 14 points and grabbed seven boards to go with four assists, while Zyrice Scott chipped in 13 points. Henry County’s 62-61 quarterfinal victory over LaGrange was a result of an incredible fourth quarter comeback that saw the Warhawks rally from a 54-41 deficit at the start of the final frame. With the game tied 61-61, Damion Rosser netted the game-winning point from the foul line on his second attempt with two seconds left. As a team, Henry County shot 18-20 from the charity stripe, which proved to be the difference. Sandy Creek and St. Pius faceoff in the opening game Saturday’s boys double-header. Sandy Creek scored an 80-60 win over Perry to earn its second Final Four appearance in program history on Wednesday. Evan Jester posted 19 points and 15 rebounds, K.J. Wilkins notched 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Jarred Godfrey finished with 17 points in the victory. St. Pius outscored Carver-Columbus 30-23 in the second half of its 64-60 quarterfinals win.

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Beach, who has been ranked No. 1 or No. 2 all season, was not challenged until the quarterfinals against Central-Macon as they outlasted the Lady Chargers in overtime, 46-45. The Lady Bulldogs are led by senior guard Judasia Hills, who is averaging 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.7 steals per game. Freshman Madison Evans has come up big for Beach, averaging 11.3 points, 3.3 steals and 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. On the other side of the bench, Greater Atlanta Christian has yet to be challenged in the tournament. The Lady Spartans moved past Cedar Grove 72-43 in the first round and then beat Cook County by 50 points (8434) in the second round. GACS is led by Robyn Benton, Tamiah Lewis and Taylor Sutton. Benton, a 5-foot-8 junior guard, is averaging 16.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and four steals per game. Lewis, a 5-7 senior combo guard, is averaging 13.9 points, 2.2 assists and two rebounds per game. Sutton is adding 12.2 points, 3.7 assists, and three steals per game. On the other side of the bracket, defending champion Morgan County will face Johnson-Savannah. Morgan County came out on top in last year’s final game against Jackson-Atlanta with a 68-61 win, which marked the second state title for the program (the first came in 1983.) Morgan County defeated Johnson-Savannah 65-49 in last year’s semifinal game. Class 2A defending champion Pace Academy will face Class 4A defending champion Liberty County for a ticket to the Class 3A championship game at the University of Georgia. Pace Academy was taken to doubleovertime in the quarterfinals against Westside-Macon but prevailed 53-50. The Knights boast 6-foot-10 power-forward Wendell Carter Jr., a Duke signee. Carter is the driving force behind the Knight offense and a premier rim protector. Carter is averaging 24 points, 16 rebounds and six blocks per game. Liberty County also has an offensive presence that cannot be denied. Will Richardson, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, is averaging 31 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals per game. Davion Mitchell, an Auburn commit, makes the most of his 6-foot-2 frame with 23.7 points, five assists, five rebounds and three steals per game. Tyreon Freeman, a 6-foot-2 senior shooting guard, is good for 12 points, five rebounds and two assists per game. Across the bracket, Calhoun will face defending champion Morgan County. Calhoun held off Jenkins in the quarterfinals, 65-60, and defeated a formerly ranked Central-Macon 67-61 in the second round. The Yellow Jackets are led by Chapin Rierson who averages 15 points, eight rebounds and two assists per game., Malik Lawrence adds 14 points, three assists and three rebounds per game. Morgan County has a head of steam with wins against Adairsville 71-40, Tattnall County 82-55, and Lovett 70-49 in the first three rounds.

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The Class 2A Final Four presents a wide open field with 2015 Class 3A state champion Laney and a trio of teams (Model, Rabun County and Bleckley County) that are a pair of wins away from claiming their first-ever state titles. Laney enters Class 2A after a successful run in Class 3A that ended last year with a 62-53 loss to eventual state champion Morgan County. Now, the Wildcats put a 27-game winning streak on the line against Model, which cruised to the Region 7 title before using a 25.3-point average margin of victory in the postseason to reach the semis. Laney junior De’Sha Benjamin averages 19.8 points per game and leads the team in made three-pointers and free-throws. The backend of the girls double-header stages a contrast of styles between Region 3 champion Bleckley County and Region 8 champion Rabun County. Bleckley County used single-digit victories in each of the past three rounds to keep its season alive, while Rabun County has lit up the scoreboard with a 73 points per game average and 22.7-point average margin of victory. Bleckley County’s season-high point total came in a 66-48 win over Dublin, while Rabun County has scored at least 70 points 17 times this season and has surpassed the 80-point mark four times. Expect Rabun County to push the pace, while Bleckley County looks to turn this into a half-court game. South Atlanta will try to carry the momentum from the 75-69 quarterfinal win over Washington County into the semifinal game against Josey. The Hornets are looking to build from last season’s loss to eventual champion Morgan County in the Class 3A semifinals and have completed the checklist thus far. Josey, however, has three players scoring in double figures, including Jonathan Butler, a 6-foot senior that has averaged 13 points, three rebounds and two steals per game. John Williams, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, is good for 10 points and four rebounds per game. Javen Whitehead, a 6-foot-4 power forward, is also scoring 10 points per game. Across the bracket, Swainsboro will face Dublin for a trip to the Final Four at Georgia College. Other than the first round matchup which resulted in an 80-55 romp of Westside-Augusta, the Tigers have not had an easy trip through the bracket. In the second round, Swainsboro edged Monticello 68-62 and then squeaked by Chattooga 64-61 in the quarterfinals. Dublin had to fight to keep its season alive in the first round and survived a 66-65 win over Fitzgerald. In the second round, Heard County gave Dublin a game before falling short 50-45. Dublin, however, put together a complete game in the quarterfinals against Laney and took the contest comfortably 73-59, which could refocus momentum moving into the semifinals.


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ROSTERS BUFORD Head Coach: Gene Durden No. Name Pos. 0 Casey Jones SG 1 Tory Ozment PG 2 Gabee Bage G 3 Tate Walters PG 4 Mary Walters PF 5 Ebony Gant G 10 Rachel Dobbs SG 11 Kya Styles SF 12 C J Johnson W 14 Marissa Bruce SF 21 Jessica Nelson P 22 Jasmin King P 23 Audrey Weiner SG 24 Zikaya Wright P 30 Katelyn Klein G 32 Pamela Johnson PG 44 Nandini Fonseca F SOUTHWEST DEKALB Head Coach: Kathleen Richey Walton No. Name Pos. 3 Nya Bostic G 4 YaRia Sanders PG 10 Chantz Cherry G 12 Jada Walton F 15 Lanee Edwards G 20 Tiera Williams G 22 Canice Collins G 23 Ogheneruona Uwusiaba C 24 Raven Thurman F 32 Ashlynn Green W 33 Evanna Green W 34 Desiray Coulter W 40 Kennedy Mormom G 45 Michaela Bennefield PF 55 Jayla Kimbrough G

Gr. 10 11 9 9 11 10 12 11 11 12 11 11 11 12 9 12 11

Gr. 9 10 12 12 10 11 10 12 10 9 9 10 10 11 9

CLASS 5A BOYS CEDAR SHOALS Head Coach: L’Dreco Thomas No. Name Pos. 0 Arthur Jones G 1 Damarrea Low G 2 Keivasiay Ball G 3 Quenjarvis Hall G, F 4 Darien Appling F 5 Jai’Vanni McDavid G 10 Elijah Masicott G 11 Aakeem Glenn G 12 Nassan Applewhite G 14 Takiouse Williams G 15 Stavion Stevenson F 20 Malik Cunningham G 21 Ty’qon Mitchell F 23 Quintyis Dillard G 24 Phlandrous Fleming F, G 30 Cedric Rucker F 32 Jaiden Williams G 34 Rickil Willingham F

Gr. 12 12 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 12 12 11 12 9 12 11 9 9

MILLER GROVE Head Coach: Rasul Chester No. Name Pos. 1 Maurice Harvey G 2 Jalen Mason G 4 Lorenzo Anderson G 10 Naquante Hardy G 11 George Wilson III G 12 Amari Beacham G 13 Kadarius Harper G 14 Jermon Clark F 20 Jalen Stuckey G 22 Kevin Paige F 24 Joshua Jackmon G 25 Caleb Tanner F 30 Darren Gibbs G, F

Gr. 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 12 11 11

FAYETTE COUNTY Head Coach: Andre Flynn No. Name Pos. 1 Austin Nesmith (C) PG 3 Jaylen Holloway G 4 Noah Gurley (C) SF, SG, W 5 Phillip Young (C) G 10 Josh Dupree PG 11 Kahmonnie Willis PG 12 Camron Ivey PG, SG 15 Jordan Brown G, W 22 Ricky Knight SG 23 David Milling PF 24 Malcolm Easterwood G 25 Terrell Bradley G 33 Greg Smith W, SF 34 Kingston Calhoun SG 45 Ike Morah F NA Jordan Turner PG BUFORD Head Coach: Eddie Martin No. Name Pos. 1 David Viti F 2 Dawson Wehunt G 3 Alex Jones G 4 Austin Parks F 5 Tobi Obasanya F 14 Marcus Watson F 21 Cooper Long G 22 Karston Miller F 23 Ashton Young G 24 Donell Nixon G 30 Bobby Miller G 32 Sahil Patel C 33 Jonathan Miles F 35 Josh Ogundimu C

Gr. 12 12 12 12 10 12 9 10 10 11 12 10 10 9 9 10

Gr. 11 12 11 12 12 10 11 10 10 10 10 11 11 12

CLASS 4A GIRLS CARVER, COLUMBUS Head Coach: Anson Hundley No. Name Pos. 1 Sya Hall G 2 Alycia Reese G 4 Malasia Howard PG 5 Sadrea Mabry G, PG 10 Mariah Igus G, PG 12 Kaelah Archie NA 14 Kaela Archie G, F 15 Jhania Evans NA 20 Maliyah Holloway F 21 Mikeh Holloway PG, G 22 Ja’nya Love-hill PG 24 Martin Ivori SF 25 Jailyn Shaw F 32 Ashley Geddis NA 32 Mya Millner G, F 33 Mia Reese F 42 Shania Riles F

Gr. 10 11 10 10 11 NA 11 NA 12 9 10 11 10 NA 12 10 10

SANDY CREEK Head Coach: Janie Hodges No. Name Pos. 5 Qaylia Stanton PG 10 Cayla Wheeler PF 11 Nina Lum PG, SG 12 Danielle Ball F 21 Ky’Anah Snipes F 22 Kasey Toles SG, F 25 Daija Powell PF, C 31 Amara Owoh PF 32 Paris Thompson F 33 Logan Bolton PF, C 35 Morghan Currie F

Gr. 12 9 10 12 12 12 9 12 10 12 12

COLUMBUS Head Coach: Joe Cherrone No. Name Pos. 0 Queciana Walton F 4 Brittany Floyd (C) PG, PG 5 Nasya Williams PG 11 Marlisa Scott (C) G, SG 12 Kayla Walker G 13 Jordine Moody PG, G 14 Tatyana Wyatt (C) W, SG 20 Caroline Hollingsworth SG, G

Gr. 11 12 11 12 11 9 12 9

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Trinity Vasquez Renee Trapp Jha’Meshia Griffin (C) Thallon Howard Ariyah Copeland (C)

G G F, SF F F, C

CROSS CREEK Head Coach: Kim Schlein No. Name Pos. 3 Nya Daniels PG 4 Camille Rogers G 5 A’nya Sims SG 10 Erin Owens PG 11 Valen Avery SF, PF 12 Jada Sampson C 15 Kierra Stewart SG 22 Micah Bess SF 23 Amani Jones G, PG 25 Kianni Westbrook C 32 KymMya Thomas SG, SF 33 Alana Davis C, PF

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CLASS 4A BOYS HENRY COUNTY Head Coach: Vincent Rosser No. Name Pos. 0 Kovi Tate PF, C 1 Sadonte Lindley (C) PG, PG 2 Cameron Brown PG, SG 3 Seth Brown SF, G, SG 4 Jay John Green PG, SG 5 Josh Steele SG 10 Casey Armour SG 11 Davante Exantus SG, SG 12 Damion Rosser (C) PG, W 14 Kendarius Belser SF 15 Isaiah Tolbert SF 20 Devon Brooks PF 21 Tahj Anderson W 22 Keith Anderson W 23 Javon Greene (C) SG, PG

Gr. 12 12 12 12 9 10 11 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 12

UPSON LEE Head Coach: Darrell Lockhart No. Name Pos. 1 Zyrice Scott (C) PG, SG 2 Cameron Traylor SG, PG 3 Michael Smith (C) SG, PG, SF 4 Trenton Mann PG, SG 5 My Qualon Walker SG, SF 11 Ziquan Brown PF, F 12 Kentrez Traylor PF, F, SF 15 Alejandro Lockhart C, F 21 Willie Daniel PF, C 22 Jacorey Smith SF, SG, F 23 Travon Walker C, F 24 Tavias Fagan (C) SG, SF, F 32 Reginald Mcduffie F 34 DeCarlos Denson SG, SF

Gr. 10 11 12 12 12 11 12 11 12 11 10 11 10 12

ST. PIUS Head Coach: Aaron Parr No. Name Pos. 1 Matthew Gonzalo PG 2 Brian Gonzalo G 3 Everett Lane G 4 Lance Bridges W, G 5 Niko Broadway G 10 Finn McCurdy W 11 Jack Taube W 12 Conrad Schuh W 13 Patrick Snipes W, G 14 Troy Stephens G 21 Zach Ranson F 22 Carson Seramur G 23 Kennedy Willis F 24 Christian Mattei W 25 Will Lucado F

Gr. 10 10 11 10 10 11 11 12 10 11 10 12 11 11 12

SANDY CREEK Head Coach: Anthony McKissic No. Name Pos. 0 Kameron Miller PG, SG

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Evan Jester (C) Tj Bickerstaff Xavier Brewer Eric Williams Jarred Godfrey Julian Alexander Kj Wilkins Damarus Boone Nicholas Fulwider Reggie Fuller (C) RJ Howard Pat Ebanks Shawn Hobson Chris Porter

PF, SF SF, SG PF, SF SF, PF PG, SG SG, SF PG, SG SG, SF C, PF PG, SG PF, SF C, PF SG, SF SG, SF

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CLASS 3A GIRLS WHEELER COUNTY Head Coach: Angelia Wright No. Name Pos. 1 Shaniah Bryant PG 2 Natera Perkins SG, G 3 Sameria Bryant SG, PG 4 Trinidy Clark G, PG 10 Brianna Hinton PG, SG 12 Lela Wright G, F 14 Corean Simpkins SF 15 Terriyonna Cummings PF, SF 20 Jayla Bryant SF, PF 21 Gionni Butler PF 22 Lakaitlin Wright (C) PF, C 23 India Harris SG 24 Keonya Mincey PG, SG 31 MIya Mackey PF, C 32 Rahdeshia Ferguson (C) SG, PF

Gr. 10 10 9 11 11 9 12 9 9 12 12 9 9 11 12

WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS Head Coach: Jeffery Roberson No. Name Pos. 1 Algeria Scott G 2 Antalazia Baker PF, G 4 Jazmin Grayson G, PG, SG 5 Anisia Banks (C) F 10 Janiah Jones F, C 11 Savanna Walker (C) G, PG, SG 14 Makayla Alvin F 21 Jaylin Rivers NA 22 Charde Hutchinson G, F 25 LaNaya El-Amin (C) C, F 35 Jabraya Powell C

Gr. 10 9 10 12 10 12 10 10 10 11 9

TELFAIR COUNTY Head Coach: Shalonda Troupe No. Name Pos. 2 Mikoya McRae PG, W 3 Ty’amber Wilcox PG, W 4 Asia Howard (C) SG, PF, P 5 Tanajawa Graham SG, G, W 11 Dashay Tillis C, P 14 Elisa Troupe C, PF, P 15 Jalexius Clay PG 20 India Wells SG, G, W 21 Vashay Tillis C, P 22 Kemaya Eady G, PG, SG 23 Tyshiana Rozier (C) PG, SG, PF 24 Brandy Mackey P 32 Tamiya McLaughlin P 40 Keadriana Hamilton P

Gr. 11 10 11 10 11 10 9 10 11 12 12 10 11 11

PELHAM Head Coach: Antonia Tookes No. Name Pos. 1 Destiny Thomas (C) PG, G, SG 2 Mahogany Brown SG, PG, G 3 Mahogany Randall (C) PG, SG, G 5 Aaliyah Williams SG, G, F 10 Taniyah Johnson PG 12 Keniyah Young F, PF 13 Takashi Jenkins SG 15 Sharnell Byrd SG, PG 21 Willeshia Kemp P, F, C 22 Jaelyn Wilson P 23 Akia Corker P 32 Kenjanai Brown C 33 Monica Webb W, SG

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ROSTERS CLASS 3A BOYS PACE ACADEMY Head Coach: Demetrius Smith No. Name Pos. 0 Myles Todd W, SG 1 Zach Leven G 2 Barrett Baker SG, PG 3 Mark Sommerville PG 4 Reign Watkins PG 10 Jack Wray SG 11 Charlie Stonecipher F 12 Michael Simon PG 20 Harrison Lewis W 22 Wendell Carter 11 PF, SF, C 23 Parker Payne SG 24 Jonathon Rushton C, PF 33 Isaiah Kelly SF, F, W 35 Sebastien Bradley C

Gr. 10 11 12 12 9 11 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 11

LIBERTY COUNTY Head Coach: Julian Stokes No. Name Pos. 1 Christion Brooks G 2 Jyaunti Haggray PG, SG 3 Will Richardson SG, PG 4 Darrick Smoke SG, PG 5 Davion Mitchell PG, SG 10 Ty Freeman SG, PG 11 Jaalon Frazier F 15 Josh Washington G 21 Antonio Golden F 25 Tyler Thomas F 33 Dionde Samuel F 35 Nick Roberts F 41 Charrell Roberts F 51 Tramel Walthour C

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MORGAN COUNTY Head Coach: Jamond Sims No. Name Pos. 1 KJ Wyatt F 2 Tyrin Lawrence G 3 Josiah Mitchell G 5 Stevin Green G 10 D’Ivion Lawrence G 12 AJ Brown G 14 Latrabious Stokes G 20 Austin Hoopengardner F 22 Alec Woodard G 23 Jordan Huff G 24 Anthony Cooper G 30 Damarian Thomas F 32 Jermaine Alexander F 34 Yusuf Baig G CALHOUN Head Coach: Vince Layson No. Name Pos. 0 Rhett Abernathy SG 1 Porter Law PG 2 Demarcus Studyvent G 3 Bralin Barton G 4 Kaylan Aker SF 5 Chase Goble SF 10 Jordan Baldridge G 11 Gavin Gray G 12 Xaxton Goodson G 13 Malik Lawrence PG, SG 14 Conner McDonald C 15 Caleb Boone SF 20 Chapin Rierson SG 22 Jarrett Washington G, F 23 Davis Allen SF 24 Ryan Randall SG 31 Tononcito Martha G

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Gr. 12 11 12 10 11 11 11 10 10 12 11 9 12 12 10 12 9

CLASS 2A GIRLS LANEY Head Coach: Otis Smart No. Name Pos. 1 Jhessyka Williams SG, SF, G 2 Jazmine Bartlett (C) PG, SG, G 3 Lavaisiette Keller PG, SG, G

Gr. 11 12 11

4 5 10 11 12 13 14 15 21 23 24 32 50 54 55

Aubriana Bonner (C) Kamaria Belser Zaria O’Bryant Taya Newsome Jaiden Hamilton Danita Baker Whitney Anderson Nekiyah Booker Rocquana Drayton De’Sha Benjamin (C) Jakeila Baker Stephanie Burston Aliza Dent Camille Smith Joyce Eberhart

SG, PG, G PG, SG, G PG, SG, G SG, SF, G SG, PG, G SG, PG, G SF, PF, F SG, PG, G G G, F, C SF, PF, F SG, SF, G G C, C F, C

12 12 10 11 10 11 9 9 9 11 10 11 11 10 10

MODEL Head Coach: Sally Echols No. Name Pos. 4 Taylor Owens PG, SG 11 Kyla Reynolds PG 12 Moe Welch PG 14 Nia Allen PG 15 Libby Upton SG 20 Madison Wood NA 21 Melanie Morrison SG 22 Bailey Upton SG, SF 23 Natalie Davis SG 24 Jordan Holtzendorf NA 25 Victaria Saxton PF, C 30 Elizabeth Duke PF 32 AnnaGrace Turrentine SG, SF 33 Madison Leonard SG 35 Ebonie King SF, PF

Gr. 12 10 11 9 10 12 11 12 12 11 11 11 12 11 11

RABUN COUNTY Head Coach: DeeDee Dillard No. Name Pos. 2 Grace Nolan NA 3 Courtney Buchanan NA 4 Savanna Scott G 5 Summer Fountain G 10 Brooke Henricks G 11 Ali Ramey NA 12 Jaden Quilliams P 14 Hanna Cannon G 15 Laken Stiles G 20 Georgia Stockton G 21 Destiny Deetz NA 22 Hallie Reeves G 23 Tessa Matheson SF 24 Sarah Sprinkle NA 25 Jordan Haban SF 33 Brylee Spivey G 44 Kaitlin Coleman G

Gr. NA NA 12 12 10 NA 11 9 9 10 NA 12 12 NA 11 11 10

BLECKLEY Head Coach: Jenny Manning No. Name Pos. 3 Fellisia Young G 4 Jayla Willis G 5 Jasia Taylor G 10 T’Kayah Pasb F 11 Daelyn Harris G 12 Jahnaria Brown F 13 Aliyah Whitehead G 14 Faith Harris F 20 Markayla Jenkins G 21 Chania McCrae F 22 Jadazia Clark F 23 Tesa Taylor G 25 K’Ziya Elvine F 30 Brittany Ross F 33 Keisha Anderson G

Gr. 12 9 11 9 9 11 11 12 9 11 10 9 9 9 11

CLASS AA BOYS DUBLIN Head Coach: Paul Williams No. Name Pos. 2 Torian Holder G 3 Devin Durham G, SF 5 Malik Jones SF 5 Kameron Pauldo G 10 Holden Baisden G

Gr. 11 12 12 11 12

12 14 15 21 22 23 24 35

Steve Linton Javen Culbreath Derrick Balkcom T’Quavion King Bruce Guyton Jermaine Cooley Javon Washington Devaseyon Wright

C F G SG PF PF G SG

10 12 11 9 11 10 11 10

SWAINSBORO Head Coach: Brice Hobbs No. Name Pos. 1 Eddie Longwayi Roberts C 4 Jamil Watkins SG 5 Jacolby Gibbons SF 11 Jaylan Mckinney PG, SG 12 Justin Harris SG, PG 20 Keenan Williams PF 22 Kenneth Reddick PF, SF 23 Japorre Worthen SF 30 KeSean Easterling SG 35 Jamal Watkins PF NA Luwaski McCloud II NA NA Virgil Swinney NA

Gr. 11 10 10 11 12 10 12 11 10 10 NA NA

JOSEY Head Coach: Kelly Winstead No. Name Pos. 1 Jonathan Butler (C) SG, W 2 Domonique Hurst PF, SF, W 3 DaKale Fluellen SF, W 5 Marque Knight PF, C 10 Demontrez Ruffin PG, SG 11 Recardez Williams SG, SF 14 Rodriquez Dagget (C) PG, SG 21 John Williams SG, W 23 Dajuante Williams PF, SF 24 Javen Whitehead (C) C, PF

Gr. 12 12 10 12 10 11 11 12 10 12

SOUTH ATLANTA Head Coach: Michael Reddick No. Name Pos. 1 Dondre Barnes G 2 Jalen Stegall G 4 Frank Bailey (C) PG 5 Freeman Jordan F 11 Ja’Quavian Florence G 12 Devonta Pullins G 14 Demontay Roberts F 15 Tyler Thornton F 20 Acey Brown SF 21 Antonio Gay F

Gr. 11 11 12 12 9 12 12 12 12 12

CLASS 1A-PUBLIC GIRLS WHEELER COUNTY Head Coach: Angelia Wright No. Name Pos. 1 Shaniah Bryant PG 2 Natera Perkins SG, G 3 Sameria Bryant SG, PG 4 Trinidy Clark G, PG 10 Brianna Hinton PG, SG 12 Lela Wright G, F 14 Corean Simpkins SF 15 Terriyonna Cummings PF, SF 20 Jayla Bryant SF, PF 21 Gionni Butler PF 22 Lakaitlin Wright (C) PF, C 23 India Harris SG 24 Keonya Mincey PG, SG 31 MIya Mackey PF, C 32 Rahdeshia Ferguson (C) SG, PF

Gr. 10 10 9 11 11 9 12 9 9 12 12 9 9 11 12

WOODVILLE-TOMPKINS Head Coach: Jeffery Roberson No. Name Pos. 1 Algeria Scott G 2 Antalazia Baker PF, G 4 Jazmin Grayson G, PG, SG 5 Anisia Banks (C) F 10 Janiah Jones F, C 11 Savanna Walker (C) G, PG, SG 14 Makayla Alvin F 21 Jaylin Rivers NA 22 Charde Hutchinson G, F

Gr. 10 9 10 12 10 12 10 10 10

25 35

LaNaya El-Amin (C) Jabraya Powell

C, F C

11 9

TELFAIR COUNTY Head Coach: Shalonda Troupe No. Name Pos. 2 Mikoya McRae PG, W 3 Ty’amber Wilcox PG, W 4 Asia Howard (C) SG, PF, P 5 Tanajawa Graham SG, G, W 11 Dashay Tillis C, P 14 Elisa Troupe C, PF, P 15 Jalexius Clay PG 20 India Wells SG, G, W 21 Vashay Tillis C, P 22 Kemaya Eady G, PG, SG 23 Tyshiana Rozier (C) PG, SG, PF 24 Brandy Mackey P 32 Tamiya McLaughlin P 40 Keadriana Hamilton P

Gr. 11 10 11 10 11 10 9 10 11 12 12 10 11 11

PELHAM Head Coach: Antonia Tookes No. Name Pos. 1 Destiny Thomas (C) PG, G, SG 2 Mahogany Brown SG, PG, G 3 Mahogany Randall (C) PG, SG, G 5 Aaliyah Williams SG, G, F 10 Taniyah Johnson PG 12 Keniyah Young F, PF 13 Takashi Jenkins SG 15 Sharnell Byrd SG, PG 21 Willeshia Kemp P, F, C 22 Jaelyn Wilson P 23 Akia Corker P 32 Kenjanai Brown C 33 Monica Webb W, SG

Gr. 12 12 11 12 9 9 11 9 11 10 11 9 12

CLASS 1A-PUBLIC BOYS MACON COUNTY Head Coach:Jamaal Rice No. Name Pos. 0 Lakeviyon Walker G 1 Clayton Jenkins (C) G 2 Traveon Mathis PG 3 Trey Brown (C) F 4 Aukeeveous McLendon G 5 Shomari Gaines W 10 Notorious Law G 12 JaQuan James W 15 Tahj Reese C 20 Shaheem Tillman C 21 Carieem Hudson SF 22 Jarvis English F 23 Makevion Bonner F 24 Tony Davis II G 30 Damin Hubbard G 34 K’Hari Lane SF

Gr. 9 11 11 11 11 9 11 10 12 12 11 11 10 10 11 12

WILKINSON COUNTY Head Coach: Tasha Kimble No. Name Pos. 0 Aaron Geter III G 1 Tylan Grable C 2 Brandon Mays G 3 Larry Jones G 5 Clarence Jackson W, G, SG 10 DeMarcus Mims PF, C 11 Devin Jones PG, SG 23 Jadaveon Jones PG 24 Gary Burns C 33 Derrick Wilcher F 40 Deandre Fordham PG, SG NA Jaylon Lamar SG NA Raequan Smith PG

Gr. 12 11 11 12 11 10 11 12 12 12 12 10 10

CALHOUN COUNTY Head Coach: Marcus Shaw No. Name Pos. 1 Jahmad Wiley PG 3 Roney Moore PG 4 Jaquavious Johns PF 5 Rashun Williams SF, SG 10 Kadarrius Holmes PG, SG 11 Kanashas Enocher PG

Gr. 9 10 11 11 11 10

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ROSTERS 12 20 21 22 23 23 24 25 32 35

Bryan Smith Lamartrie Robinson Quanderious Powell Edwin Wims Jayda Martin Jamal Price Harold Jenkins Juwaun Wiley Kavarrius Freeman Elizabeth Cody

SG SF, SG SF PF SG PF PF PG, SF C C

CLINCH COUNTY Head Coach: Terrence George No. Name Pos. 1 Jacques Holmes G 2 Octavius Morris PF, C 3 Cameron Phillips G 4 Jerrod Jones G 5 Tresman Marshall G, F 10 Jerome Riley G 11 Tate Kight PF, C 12 Cian Hill G 13 Keshaun Tolbert G 14 Duncan Lutz F, PF 15 Shan Franklin PF 20 John Mincey PF, C 21 Jeremiah Johnson PF, C 23 Braylon Kinlaw F, PF 24 Nick Bryant G 25 Kesha Lee F, PF

10 10 10 10 12 11 10 10 11 10 Gr. 11 12 12 12 10 10 12 12 9 10 12 11 9 10 12 10

CLASS 1A-PRIVATE GIRLS ST. FRANCIS Head Coach: Aisha Kennedy No. Name Pos. 0 Amirah Abur-Rahim F 1 Nichel Tampa G, SG 2 Kennedy Powell PG, G 3 Taja Cummings PG 4 Sarah Recht G 10 Emma Motter G 11 Kasiyahna Kushkituah C 12 Kori McDaniel SG, PF 13 Eliza Snyder SG, G 14 Maddie Ariel G 15 Maya Dodson G 22 Madison Smith G 24 Olivia Swanston G 25 Arynn Eady F 32 Gabby Burrell SF 34 Sasha Ratliff G 42 Alexis Ratliff C

Gr. 9 12 10 12 10 10 12 11 9 9 12 10 11 11 12 9 11

HOLY INNOCENTS’ Head Coach: Nichole Dixon No. Name Pos. 1 Kennedy Suttle SF, SG 3 Khayla Pointer PG 4 Jade Dodd-Mungin SF 10 Katie Brown SG 11 Shay Sweat SF 12 Kaila Hubbard SF, PG 14 Patterson Williams SG 21 Ellie Crosswell G 23 Elizabeth Dickson SG 24 Lexi Baker SG 25 Jada Farrell F 32 Shai Blanding PG 44 Jasiah Washington SF

Gr. 11 12 11 11 11 11 12 9 10 9 9 12 9

LAKEVIEW ACADEMY Head Coach: John Carrick No. Name Pos. 10 Maddie Blackburn NA 12 Jasmine Howard NA 13 Christen Copeland NA 14 Linda Geib NA 15 Hanna Grogan NA 20 Sadie Thrailkill NA 22 Savannah Kinsey NA 23 Elise Roark NA 30 Maddy Towles NA 33 Tori Taylor NA 34 Ryann Moody NA

Gr. 11 10 12 10 12 10 10 9 9 11 12

35 40 45

Lindy Kanady Jackie Allen Kennedy Payne

NA NA NA

9 9 10

CLASS 1A-PRIVATE BOYS GREENFOREST Head Coach: Larry Thompson No. Name Pos. 0 Khalil Hardison SG, P 1 Michael Evans PG, SG 2 Jandan Duggan PG, SG 3 Jordan Duffin SG 4 Justin Forrest (C) G, SG 5 Robinson O’Keke SF, SG 10 Zion Fluellen F, G 12 Victor Enoh F, SF 13 Mitchell Evans PG 20 Terrell Sanders SG, PG, SF 21 Ikey Obiagu (C) C 23 Abayomi Iyiola (C) F, SF 24 Mohammed Abdulsalem F, C 25 Zion Simmons PG, SG 32 Darion Moye F 55 David Quimby G, SG

Gr. 10 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 10 10 12 12 11 11 11 12

ST. FRANCIS Head Coach: Drew Catlett No. Name Pos. 00 Wallace Tucker G 1 Jai Smith G 3 CJ Riley G 5 Ben Jones G 11 Jack Madren G 12 Daniel Moss G 14 Sam Salama G 15 TJ Tampa G 20 Sam Hines F 21 Thomas Owen F 22 Graham Owenby F 23 Dwon Odom G 24 Chase Ellis F 25 Jonathon Pittman F 30 Drew Smith F 32 Caleb Snyder G 33 Sean Paradise F

Gr. 12 9 10 11 12 11 10 9 9 11 11 9 9 9 12 11 10

LAKEVIEW ACADEMY Head Coach: Todd Cottrell No. Name Pos. 2 Ryan Lackey G 3 Tre Gober F 4 Drew Cottrell G 5 KJ Millwood G 11 Jack Blackburn G 12 Sam Stewart G 14 Alec Bornhorst F 21 Evan Pitts F 23 Josh Randolph G 25 Adam Cottrell G 35 Griffin Sewell F 42 Matthew Rowland F 50 Palmer Ferguson P 55 Noah Lindler P

Gr. 12 12 11 10 11 9 11 11 12 10 11 12 10 11

SOUTHWEST ATLANTA CHRISTIAN Head Coach: Tony Robinson No. Name Pos. 1 Koby Isaac PG, SG 2 T. J. McCullom G 4 Isiah Cotton G 5 Johnathan King G 11 Ronald Elloie F, PF 14 Lamar Oden SG, SF 15 Deaundrae Ballard G, F 22 Tyler Gates G 23 Ralph Martin SF 35 Josh Scott C 55 Jayden Caldwell PG

Gr. 10 12 12 12 12 9 12 10 10 12 12

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Woodville-Tompkins faces Telfair County in the semifinals after defeating Marion County 59-49 in the quarterfinals. Woodville had a first round bye and defeated Wilcox County 53-47 in the second round. The Lady Wolverines, were defeated by Telfair County 59-55 in the first round last season. Savanna Walker leads Woodville with 16.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and three steals per game. Jazmin Grayson adds 11 points, nearly 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals per game. On the other side of the bracket, Pelham will face Wheeler County. For the Pelham Lady Hornets, this is the next step to adding the program’s first state title since 1997. Pelham is led by Mahogany Randall who is averaging nearly 15 points, three rebound and three steals per game. Randall’s supporting cast includes three players averaging in double-figures can all produce game changing performances. Destiny Thomas (13.1 points per game), Mahogany Brown (12 points per game), and Aaliyah William (10.7 points per game) add to the offensive depth and could pose trouble for Wheeler County. Brianna Hinton, the top scorer for Wheeler County, is averaging 12 points and nearly five assists per game. Lakaitlin Wright, who also adds offensive presence with 11 points per game, is averaging nearly 12 rebounds per game.

On the left-hand side of the bracket, Macon County will face Wilkinson County in what should be an electric game against one of the state’s most decorated programs. Since 1999, Wilkinson County has won eight state titles, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2016. The Warriors have a rich history of postseason success and magic. Macon County, however, has several answers for Wilkinson County. Clayton Jenkins, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, is scoring 22.7 points per game, while stuffing the stat sheet with four assists, three rebounds and two steals per game. Trey Brown adds 15 points per game, eight rebounds and three assists. After a first-round bye, Wilkinson County demolished Crawford County 76-43 in the second round. Across the bracket, Calhoun County and Clinch County will also face off for a ticket to the finals. The Calhoun County Cougars (25-1) went 17-0 in their region and were barely challenged in the first two games after an opening round bye. The Cougars defeating Towns County 75-48 in the Sweet Sixteen and Turner County 73-65 in the quarterfinals. Clinch County (26-3) defeated Manchester 71-59 in the Sweet Sixteen and sent Montgomery County home with a 72-62 quarterfinals win. Calhoun County has won three state titles, 2015, 1997, and 1972 and Clinch County has a pair of titles (1987, 1989).

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St. Francis took care of Pinecrest Academy 77-35 in the quarterfinals to punch its ticket to face Holy Innocents’ in the Final Four. The Lady Knights, with a record of 26-2, have put together a 19-game win-streak since its 77-72 loss on Dec. 22 to Mercer County, KY. Maya Dodson, a 6-foot-1 guard, is leading all scorers with 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocks per game. Kasiyahna Kushkituah, a senior 6-foot-3 center, is scoring 13 points and getting eight rebounds per game. Nichel Tampa is letting her offensive presence be felt with 11 points, five assists and four steals per game. Holy Innocents’, which won its first two rematches of the 2016 finals dropped a 59-50 matchup with Wesleyan in the region championship. Since the loss, the Lady Golden Bears defeated Tattnall Square Academy 65-28 in the second round and moved past Stratford Academy 78-39 in the quarterfinals. On the other side of the bracket, Wesleyan will face Lakeview Academy will face Lakeview Academy for a chance to play for the program’s 12th state title. After a bye, Lakeview squeaked by Greenforest in the second round 59-55, and took care of Darlington, 72-54 in the quarterfinals. St. Francis and Greenforest Christian square off for a ticket to the championship game, after meeting in the finals three of the last four seasons. Last season, Greenforest Christian clinched the state title with a 78-66 win, while St. Francis exploded for a 96-81 championship performance in 2015. The first finals showdown came in 2013 when Greenforest took it 56-41 over St. Francis. Greenforest is led in scoring by Justin Forrest who is averaging 13 points, four rebounds and four assists per game. Abayomia Iyiola is scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds per game. Dwon Odom leads St. Francis with 17.3 points, six rebounds and six assists per game. Chase Ellis adds 13 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game. Wallace Tucker is good for 11 points, four assists, and three rebound per showing. C.J. Riley rounds out the St. Francis offense with 11 points per game. On the other side of the bracket, Lakeview Academy will have its hands full with Southwest Atlanta Christian’s Deaundre Ballard, a 6-foot-6 forward who is averaging 27.2 points, six rebounds and three steals per game. Ballard has scored more that 30 points eleven times this season and could pose trouble for Lakeview. The Lions, who are riding an 11 game win-streak, will surely be ready and waiting.

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