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FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020 SEMIFINALS


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FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020


GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

GIRLS SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE CLASS 7A Semifinals | February 29 Cherokee vs. Westlake Campbell vs. Grayson

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

CLASS 3A Semifinals | February 29

Beach vs. North Hall GACS vs. Johnson-Savannah

Games played at Buford City Arena

CLASS 6A Semifinals | February 28 Hughes vs. Glynn Academy Valdosta vs. Forest Park

Games played at Valdosta State University

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

CLASS 2A Semifinals | February 29

Southwest vs. Rockmart Early County vs. Douglas-Atlanta

Games played at Buford City Arena

CLASS 5A Semifinals | February 29 Buford vs. Woodland-Henry Eagles Landing vs. Kell

Carver-Columbus vs. Troup Luella vs. Americus-Sumter

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

CLASS A-Public Semifinals | February 28

Central-Talbotton vs. Calhoun County Turner County vs. Wheeler County

Games played at Fort Valley State University

CLASS 4A Semifinals | February 28

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Valdosta State University

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

CLASS A-Private Semifinals | February 28

St. Francis vs. Wesleyan Holy Innocents’ vs. Hebron Christian

Games played at Fort Valley State University

2:00 PM 6:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

BOYS SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE CLASS 7A Semifinals | February 29 Milton vs. Wheeler McEachern vs. Grayson

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

CLASS 3A Semifinals | February 29

Pace Academy vs. Johnson-Savannah Jefferson vs. Central-Macon

Games played at Buford City Arena

CLASS 6A Semifinals | February 28 Lanier vs. South Cobb Tri-Cities vs. Chattahoochee

Games played at Valdosta State University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

CLASS 2A Semifinals | February 29

Glenn Hills vs. Swainsboro Chattooga vs. Therrell

Games played at Buford City Arena

CLASS 5A Semifinals | February 29 Kell vs. Dutchtown SW Dekalb vs. Cedar Shoals

Woodward vs. Denmark St. Pius X vs. Cross Creek

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

CLASS A-Public Semifinals | February 28

Truetlen vs. Terrell County Wilcox County vs. Hancock Central

Games played at Fort Valley State University

CLASS 4A Semifinals | February 28

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Valdosta State University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

CLASS A-Private Semifinals | February 28

St. Francis vs. Mt. Pisgah Greenforest vs. Trinity Christian

Games played at Fort Valley State University

4:00 PM 8:00 PM

Games played at Georgia College & State University

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

GREETINGS, GHSA BASKETBALL FANS that your experience here is the best it can be. The quality of this event is made possible by our corporate sponsors whose organizations are in this program and posted around the venue. The GHSA thanks these companies for their support and we encourage you to support them whenever possible. Best of luck to all of our teams and I sincerely hope you enjoy high school basketball at its best!

Welcome to the Ralph Swearngin GHSA Basketball Tournament Semifinals. Our congratulations go out to all the teams that have made it to this point in the season. All the teams are certainly successful and have put a great deal of work and effort to be here and all are hopeful to clear this last hurdle to take them to the championship game. Special thanks go out to Ernie Yarbrough, Assistant Executive Director of the GHSA and sport administrator for basketball. He has led the effort to make this a “first class” event and the support staff he has assembled is second to none. Ernie and his staff stand ready to assist you in any way possible to ensure SECOND ROUND R8 #3 Grayson

53

R4 #1 Cherokee

74

R3 #2 North Cobb

50

R5 #1 North Forsyth

56

QUARTERFINALS Cherokee

30

R2 #1 Westlake

71

R3 #3 N. Paulding

36

R7 #1 Norcross

Westlake

SEMIFINALS

53

74 65

R3 #2 North Cobb

57

Norcross

SEMIFINALS

53 Campbell Campbell

47 Macon Centreplex 5:30 pm March 7, 2020

61

Collins Hill

Collins Hill

34

40 McEachern

FEB. 29

62

BOYS 7A

FEB. 29

FEB. 25-26 65

R3 #1 Wheeler

65

Wheeler

27 Macon Centreplex 7:30 pm March 7, 2019

68 Wheeler

Berkmar

25

R7 #2 Brookwood

57

R1 #1 Tift County

52

R2 #3 Pebblebrook

53

R6 #1 Collins Hill

79

R7 #3 Parkview

51

R3 #1 McEachern

57

43

75

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FEB. 19-20 R2 #2 Pebblebrook

54

R8 #1 Grayson

67

R7 #2 Norcross

67

R3 #4 Hillgrove

27

R2 #3 E. Coweta

65

R6 #1 N. Gwinnett

66

R5 #2 South Forsyth

53

R3 #1 McEachern

59

Norcross

N. Gwinnett

McEachern

83

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R8 #1 Rockdale

Buford City Arena 8:00 pm

53

R3 #3 Kennesaw Mtn. 46

50

Grayson

Grayson

68

Buford City Arena 4:00 pm 64

R2 #2 Campbell

Buford City Arena 6:00 pm

63

Milton Milton

SECOND ROUND

50 Brookwood

FEB. 25-26 Newton

QUARTERFINAL

72

R8 #2 Shiloh

R7 #1 Berkmar

GIRLS 7A

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50

R2 #4 Westlake

R5 #1 Milton

FINALS

Westlake

FEB. 19-20 R8 #3 Newton

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Buford City Arena 2:00 pm R8 #2 Archer

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Harrison

QUARTERFINALS

Hughes Hughes

R2 #1 Glynn Acad.

67

R1 #2 Houston Co.

55

Glynn Acad.

57 Macon Centreplex 1:00 pm March 7, 2020

47

43

R4 #1 Tucker

57

R1 #3 Houston Co.

67

R5 #1 Tri-Cities

79

Tucker

21

FEB. 28

Sequoyah

R2 #1 Richmond Hill 56

69 55

R1 #1 Valdosta

70

R4 #2 Forest Park

66

R6 #1 Sprayberry

55

R5 #2 Douglas Co.

41

R3 #1 Grovetown

39

FEB. 19-20 R4 #3 Stephenson

55 Macon Centreplex 3:00 pm March 7, 2019

55

Lanier

Lanier

R8 #1 Lanier

60

R5 #3 Hughes

55

R1 #1 Valdosta

52

R2 #3 Brunswick

49

Hughes

Buford City Arena 8:00 pm 85

Chattahoochee Chattahoochee

R7 #1 Chattahoochee

R8 #1 Dacula

Douglas Co.

58

67

R3 #3 Heritage-Con. 68

50

R7 #2 Cambridge

FEB. 25-26

67

Buford City Arena 4:00 pm 61

FEB. 28

BOYS 6A

Tri-Cities Tri-Cities

Forest Park

Forest Park

65

R2 #2 Brunswick

Valdosta

62

36

FEB. 25-26

SECOND ROUND

Buford City Arena 6:00 pm

Glynn Acad. Johns Creek

Dacula

Valdosta

47

FEB. 19-20

R6 #3 Sequoyah

46

59

Buford City Arena 2:00 pm 50

R6 #2 Allatoona

QUARTERFINAL

61

R6 #3 Sequoyah

R7 #1 Johns Creek

SEMIFINALS

GIRLS 6A

55

44

R3 #2 Heritage-Con. 43 R5 #1 Hughes

FINALS

25 Lovejoy

R4 #1 Lovejoy

SEMIFINALS

South Cobb

South Cobb

82

61

R6 #1 South Cobb

75

R5 #2 Douglas Co.

62

R3 #1 Evans

76

Evans

73

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SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Riverwood

50

R4 #1 Eagles Landing

65

R1 #3 Veterans

67

R7 #4 Rome

SEMIFINALS SEMIFINALS GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL FINALS

QUARTERFINALS Eagles Landing

57 Eagles Landing

Veterans

55

R4 #4 Jones County

60

R1 #2 Bainbridge

40

Jones County

R7 #1 Kell

54

60

64

53

55

Clarke Cent.

50

R4 #1 Eagles Landing 50 45

FEB. 29

SW Dekalb SW Dekalb

52

Cedar Shoals

68

R6 #2 Gilmer

31

R4 #1 Luella

56

R1 #3 Dougherty

51

R5 #1 Sandy Creek

68

R8 #2 Oconee Co.

36

72

R2 #1 Spalding

52

Luella

GIRLS 4A

66 Luella

Sandy Creek

Spalding

FINALS

SEMIFINALS

Dutchtown

39

Macon Centreplex 11:00 am March 6, 2020

R4 #1 Woodward

70

R3 #2 Baldwin

56

Woodward

48

58

FEB. 28

58

BOYS 4A

FEB. 28

FEB. 25-26 73

R2 #1 Upson-Lee

63

R3 #3 Burke County

59

R7 #1 Denmark

74

70 Macon Centreplex 1:00 pm March 6, 2020

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R3 #1 Starr’s Mill

56

R2 #2 Statesboro

34

R8 #1 Buford

54

R7 #2 Kell

60

R1 #1 Warner Robins

53

R4 #2 Dutchtown

59

R6 #1 Riverwood

55

R5 #2 Columbia

59

R1 #4 Bainbridge

40

SECOND ROUND R4 #3 Woodward

56

R8 #1 St. Pius X

46

R7 #2 White County

49

R1 #1 Carver-Col.

65

R4 #2 McDonough

60

R6 #1 NW Whitfield

42

R5 #2 Troup

46

R3 #1 Cross Creek

45

55

58

FEBRUARY 28-29, 2020

57

R8 #1 St. Pius X

66

R7 #2 Blessed Trin.

59

R1 #1 Americus-Sum.

62

R4 #2 McDonough

51

Americus-Sum.

LaFayette

Cross Creek

71

FEB. 19-20 R2 #2 W. Laurens

Fort Valley State 8:00 pm

68 Denmark

Denmark

57

St. Pius X

St. Pius X

56

Fort Valley State 4:00 pm Upson-Lee

55

R5 #2 Arabia Mtn.

Troup Co.

84

R8 #2 North Oconee 56

R6 #1 Jackson, Atl.

McDonough

Troup Co.

47

Woodward Sandy Creek

59

Fort Valley State 2:00 pm

42

FEB. 25-26

R4 #2 Woodland-Henry

70 Carver-Col.

32

FEB. 19-20

47

Woodward

Carver-Col.

Americus-Sum. Americus-Sum.

R1 #1 Harris County

Columbia

QUARTERFINAL 63

48

33

57

Kell

Dutchtown

SEMIFINALS

R7 #2 Carrollton

Ft. Valley State 4:00 pm 73

Fort Valley State 6:00 pm

R5 #1 Sandy Creek

Kell

47

QUARTERFINALS

76

FEB. 19-20

78

SECOND ROUND

R8 #1 Buford

Buford

57

Cedar Shoals Lithonia

R8 #3 Madison Co.

BOYS 5A

45

50

R2 #1 Wayne County 50

R7 #1 Marist

Arabia Mtn.

FEB. 25-26

52

Ft. Valley State 8:00 pm

R1 #2 Americus-Sum.

Woodland-Henry

67

R8 #2 Cedar Shoals

R5 #4 Lithonia

FEB. 29

Macon Centreplex 8:00 pm March 6, 2020

49

Carrollton

Woodland-Henry

FEB. 25-26

R2 #2 Wayne Co.

Ft. Valley State 2:00 pm

66

FEB. 19-20

R1 #2 Veterans

Macon Centreplex 6:00 pm March 8, 2019

SECOND ROUND

Buford

Buford 47

Kell Kell

R5 #1 SW Dekalb

58

62

R6 #3 Lithia Springs

R3 #2 Griffin

GIRLS 5A

QUARTERFINAL

43

Ft. Valley State 6:00 pm

R8 #3 Clarke Cent.

SEMIFINALS

R6 #1 LaFayette

56

R7 #3 Marist

32

R3 #1 Cross Creek

34

Cross Creek


SECOND ROUND R6 #2 Ringgold

64

R4 #1 Rutland

40

R3 #2 Beach

50

R5 #1 Cedar Grove

QUARTERFINALS Ringgold

57

R2 #1 Tattnall Co.

51

R3 #3 Savannah

33

Morgan Co.

71

67

R5 #1 Pace Acad.

61

Monroe Area

57

58

40 Pace Acad.

Pace Acad.

R8 #2 Franklin Co.

57

R2 #1 Long County

66

R3 #3 Johnson-Sav.

71

R5 #4 Cedar Grove

57

SECOND ROUND 53

R4 #1 Laney

61

R3 #2 Southwest

62

Long County

Sonoraville

Laney

49

76

47 Southwest

Southwest

GIRLS 2A

SEMIFINALS

Central-Macon

36

R2 #1 Vidalia

55

R3 #3 East Laurens

58

Vidalia

Rockmart

FEB. 20-21 62

56

Douglass-Atl.

Douglas, Atl

62

R4 #1 Glenn Hills

74

R3 #2 Dublin

57

FEB. 26-27

53

Glenn Hills

MARCH 7

76 Glenn Hills

Spencer

BOYS 2A

MARCH 7

R2 #1 Swainsboro

74

R3 #3 Northeast

50

R7 #1 Rockmart

55

Georgia College & State U. 4:00 pm Swainsboro

Rockmart

Banks Co.

67

Chattooga

57

Therrell

Georgia College & State U. 8:00 pm

94 Therrell

Swainsboro 55

45

R3 #1 Johnson-Sav.

92

57

R8 #1 Jefferson

65

R7 #2 GACS

52

R1 #1 Monroe

59

R4 #2 Central-Macon

55

55

R8 #4 Hart County

43

R7 #3 Cher. Bluff

55

R3 #1 Windsor Forest

80

SECOND ROUND R4 #3 Butler

37

R8 #1 Union County

61

R7 #2 Chattooga

45

R1 #1 Early County

64

R4 #2 Josey

43

R6 #1 Douglass-Atl.

53

R5 #2 Lamar County

42

R3 #1 Washington Co.

59

FEB. 20-21

Chattooga

60

56

R7 #3 Fannin Co.

Washington Co.

FEB. 26-27 57

69 Macon Centreplex 4:00 pm March 5, 2020

81

Early County

64

R6 #2 Douglas, Atl.

R6 #1 Sonoraville

Union County

Georgia College & State U. 6:00 pm

57 Rockmart

63

Windsor Forest

Early County 60

Georgia College & State U. 2:00 pm

R4 #2 Jackson

Monroe

QUARTERFINAL 58

50 Macon Centreplex 2:00 pm March 5, 2020

42

Jefferson

Central-Macon

FINALS

R1 #1 Monroe

Valdosta State 8:00 pm 79

SEMIFINALS

50

FEB. 19-20

Jefferson

46

QUARTERFINALS

R7 #2 GACS

R4 #3 Pierce Co. 55

45

Johnson-Sav. Johnson-Sav.

FEB. 25-26

65 Macon Centreplex 8:00 pm March 5, 2020

64

Johnson-Sav.

36

R8 #2 Banks County

R6 #3 S. Atlanta

FEB. 29

BOYS 3A

R8 #1 Jefferson

Valdosta State 6:00 pm

Johnson-Sav.

FEB. 29

33

GACS

49

Valdosta State 4:00 pm

R5 #1 Spencer

Macon Centreplex 6:00 pm March 5, 2020

R2 #2 Pierce Co. Jefferson

54

North Hall

FEB. 25-26

R3 #2 Beach

R7 #1 Rockmart

GACS

41

R4 #1 Westside-Macon 57

R5 #1 Bremen

SECOND ROUND

55

FEB. 19-20

R8 #3 Putnam Co.

51

47

Valdosta State 2:00 pm

North Hall

R8 #3 Monroe Area

GIRLS 3A

31 Beach

Beach.

QUARTERFINAL

43

R8 #2 Morgan Co.

R7 #1 North Hall

SEMIFINALS GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL FINALS SEMIFINALS SEMIFINALS

R4 #3 Butler

58

R8 #1 Banks County

61

R7 #2 Chattooga

66

R1 #1 Thomasville

60

R4 #2 Laney

56

R6 #1 Therrell

65

R7 #3 Model

49

Washington Co. R3 #1 Washington Co. 69

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QUARTERFINALS

SEMIFINALS

GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS FINALS QUARTERFINALS

GIRLS 1A-PUBLIC Team 8 GMC

SEMIFINALS

GIRLS 1A-PRIVATE Team 8 Mt. Paran

23

66 St. Francis

Central-Talbotton Team 1 Central-Talbotton 56 Team 5 Greenville 39

Team 1 St. Francis Valdosta State 2:00 pm

Team 5 Wesleyan

72 51

Calhoun Co Team 4 Calhoun Co.

54

Team 10 Turner Co.

65

Team 11 Wilcox Co.

Team 4 Stratford Acad.

Macon Centreplex 6:00 pm March 4, 2020

Team 10 ELCA

38 39

Team 2 Holy Innocents’ Valdosta State 6:00pm

Team 6 Greenfrost

81 53

Wheeler Co. Team 3 Wheeler Co.

Team 3 Hebron Christ.

FEB. 28

FINALS

63

FEB. 25-26

FEB. 28

BOYS 1A-PUBLIC Team 8 Lincoin Co.

Team 24 Holy Innocents’

77

Team 5 Dooly Co.

56 St. Francis

Team 1 St. Francis

78 55

Valdosta State 4:00 pm

Team 5 Mt. Pisgah

62 71

73

Team 7 Wilkinson Co.

94

Macon Centreplex 8:00 pm March 4, 2020

Team 4 Walker

62

Team 10 Pinecrest Acad.

50

Team 6 Calhoun Co.

Team 2 Greenforest

96 53

Valdosta State 8:00pm

Team 11 Trinity Christ.

68 59

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Univ. of North GA 8:00 pm Trinity Christ.

Hancock Cent. Team 3 Hancock Cent.

Macon Centreplex 4:00 pm March 4, 2020 Greenforest

Wilcox Co. Team 2 Wilcox Co.

Univ. of North GA 4:00 pm Mt. Pisgah

Terrell Co. Team 4 Terrell Co.

FINALS

BOYS 1A-PRIVATE

Treutlen Team 1 Treutlen

Univ. of North GA 6:00pm Hebron Christ.

55

FEB. 25-26

Macon Centreplex 2:00 pm March 4, 2020 Holy Innocents’

54

41

Univ. of North GA 2:00pm Wesleyan

Turner Co. Team 2 Clinch Co.

FINALS

Team 14 N. Cobb Christian 52

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

GIRLS

BY CRAIG SAGER II

Three-time defending state champion Buford will take on Woodland-Stockbridge in Saturday’s opening game. In the quarterfinals, Buford jumped to 14-8 lead after the first quarter and never trailed in its 58-47 win over Carrollton as Tate Walters finished with a game-high 16 points. Woodland-Stockbridge defeated Arabia Mountain 60-53 in double-overtime on Tuesday to punch its ticket to the semifinals. In the second girls matchup, Eagle’s Landing will challenge undefeated Kell (31-0). Crystal Henderson scored nine of her 20 points in the second quarter as the No. 1-ranked Longhorns took command in Tuesday’s 64-54 quarterfinals victory over Jones County. Kell also got 13 points apiece from Makyah Favors and Jamaiah Gregory. Eagle’s Landing defeated Veterans 57-43 in its quarterfinals victory. The Golden Eagles broke open a close game with a 16-0 run in the third quarter. Jaleah Storr scored 20 and Mone Florence added 16 for Eagle’s Landing. Eagle’s Landing earned the No. 1 seed in the playoffs by defeating Woodland 52-51 in its region title game. It was the Wolfpack’s third loss to Eagle’s Landing this season. Woodland opened its season 0-4 before hitting its stride and possesses remarkable resiliency. The Class 5A State Playoffs have been packed with thrilling finishes and Saturday’s two contests should continue the trend. Southwest DeKalb comes off of its 52-50 win over Clarke Central and will take on Cedar Shoals, which scored a 52-50 win over Wayne County in the Sweet Sixteen before defeating a talented Lithonia team 50-47 in the quarterfinals. In the win over Lithonia, Cedar Shoals trailed 23-17 at the half and was locked in a 43-43 tie with under 30 seconds left. Quincy Canty’s go-ahead three-pointer put the Jaguars up 46-43 with just 23.9 seconds left and helped seal the victory. Dutchtown’s Cameron Bryant kept the Bulldogs’ season alive with a game-winning 35-foot 3-pointer in Tuesday’s 73-72 win over Columbia. Now, Dutchtown will face Kell, which is fresh off a 57-45 win over defending state champion Buford. In the Longhorns’ latest victory, Kell jumped out to a 30-16 halftime lead before closing out defending state champion Buford on the road. Senior Ty Clark posted 12 points and 13 rebounds, Scoot Henderson finished with 14 points and Najhae Colon scored a team-high 15 points to lead the Longhorns.

GIRLS BOYS

Top seeds Milton and Wheeler are meeting in the first boys Class AAAAAAA semifinal matchup in what will mark a rematch of Milton’s 64-62 win over the Wildcats on Jan. 25. In that road victory, Milton jumped to a 12-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and held off Wheeler in spite of a 13-of-15 shooting and 27-point, 11-rebound performance by 6-foot-7 junior Ja’Hiem Hudson. That win was also part of a 10-game winning streak that Milton carries into Saturday’s showdown. Wheeler is making its first semifinal appearance since winning the state title on 2015’s Jaylen Brown-led squad. In the nightcap, Nationally-ranked Grayson will take on defending state champion McEachern. When these two teams met back on Dec. 14 in the Atlanta Hawks Naismith Classic, the Rams left with a commanding 83-57 victory. Similar to Grayson’s impressive December victory over the Indians, the Rams warranted their Nationally-ranked status in Wednesday’s 65-27 quarterfinals blowout victory against Norcross. In addition to a devastating defensive performance, Winthrop-commit Toneari Lane netted 17 points and South Florida-commit Caleb Murphy posted a game-high 20 points in the victory.

CLASS 6A

BY CRAIG SAGER II

Hughes has won its last 23 games against in-state opponents entering Friday’s semifinal showdown with Region 2 No. 1 seed Glynn Academy. The Panthers have battled past Alpharetta (45-34), Heritage-Conyers (61-43) and Lovejoy on the road (59-55) to advance to the Final Four. Glynn Academy is coming off a dominant 47-36 victory over Johns Creek in the semifinals. In the win, the Terrors held Johns Creek to a single point in the first quarter as they jumped out to a 16-1 lead. Offensively, senior Zoesha Smith connected on 12-of-21 field goal attempts and posted a game-high 24 points and 18 rebounds. The 6-foot-1 senior exploded for a season-high 38 points and 15 rebounds in Glynn Academy’s 67-50 win over Sequoyah in the Sweet Sixteen. In the other matchup, Valdosta and Forest Park are each riding dominant playoff performances into tipoff. Forest Park demolished Douglas County 62-21 in Tuesday’s quarterfinals victory and Valdosta picked up a 57-46 road victory over Dacula. Forest Park’s lineup features 6-foot-4 junior Sania Feagin in the paint. Feagin notched six blocks and five steals while only picking up one foul in the Panthers’ 39-point semifinal victory. Defending state champion Tri-Cities is back in the semifinals after picking up a 67-65 road victory over Tucker this Wednesday. The win was a rematch of the Bulldogs’ 46-43 championship-clinching victory against Tucker in last year’s finals. Tri-Cities will now take on a surging Chattahoochee squad that played lights out in Tuesday’s 82-67 win over Sequoyah. The Cougars opened the game on a 10-3 run and took a 22-9 lead into the second quarter en route to celebrating the program’s first-ever semifinal berth. Cameron Sheffield led the way with a game-high 30 points and AJ White chipped in 26 points. Top seeds Lanier and South Cobb will meet on the hardwood for the first time since the Eagles defeated Lanier 65-55 in the opening round of the 2017 state playoffs. South Cobb has dominated the competition this postseason, ousting Winder-Barrow 60-38, Brunswick 75-49 and Evans 85-61 in Tuesday’s quarterfinal victory. Lanier is coming off a 58-55 victory over Langston Hughes that was preceded by a 60-58 Sweet 16 victory over Stephenson. The Longhorns’ experience from playing in back-to-back close games will be something to consider heading into tipoff.

CLASS 4A GIRLS

Two-time defending state champion Westlake has won 76-straight games against Georgia opponents heading into its semifinal showdown with Cherokee this Saturday. The 28-2 Lions’ only losses this season came to Paul VI (VA) and Centennial (NV) and the experience gained from taking on a challenging circuit of out-ofstate opponents gives an already seasoned squad even more to build from. So far this postseason, Westlake has compiled a 38-point average margin of victory. Cheorkee is also 28-2 heading into its matchup with the reigning two-time state champs and the Warriors avenged their only instate loss by defeating North Forysth 53-47 in Tuesday’s quarterfinal victory. Ashlyn Andrus led Cherokee with 17 points, Kate Johnson scored 13 and Sydne Watts netted 12. In Saturday’s second girls game, Campbell (23-7) will take on undefeated Collins Hill (30-0). The Spartans scored a 53-50 win over Brookwood in the Elite 8 to advance to the semis. Collins Hill outscored McEachern 38-21 in the second half of its 61-40 win over the Indians in the quarterfinals. Sasha Washington scored a game-high 17 points Kam Collins scored 15 points and Eden Sample scored 13 points to pace the Eagles.

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Defending state champion Carver-Columbus will take on 26-1 Troup in Friday’s opener in what will be a Tiger vs. Tiger semifinal. Carver jumped out to a 23-16 lead at the end of the first quarter and took a 40-31 lead into the half of its 70-63 win over Woodward Academy in the quarterfinals. McDonald’s All-American Olivia Cochran picked up her second technical foul of the game with 2:41 to play. By rule, Cochran will have to sit out the semifinal game. Troup’s Aniya Palmer is averaging 10 ppg and eight rebounds per game this postseason and Amber Gilbert is scoring 13 points per game to go with her 11 rebounds per game average. Luella enters the semifinals after three dominant rounds of victories. The Lions opened the playoffs with a 72-18 win over Upson-Lee, defeated Gilmer 56-31 and then topped Sandy Creek 66-48 on Tuesday. Americus-Sumter is 27-2 with its only two losses coming to Carver-Columbus. Those losses resulted in a No. 2 seed and the Panthers had to battle past Marist 33-32 on the road in the Sweet Sixteen to keep their season alive.

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The four boys quarterfinal games this week were decided by combined total of just 11 points as Woodward Academy (58-56 over Sandy Creek), Denmark (71-68 over Upson Lee), St. Pius (73-70 2OT over Americus-Sumter) and Cross Creek (58-55 over LaFayette) each scored dramatic victories to set the semifinal stage. Woodward Academy’s 7-foot North Carolina signee Walker Kessler is one of the country’s top prospects and posted 33 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday’s win over Sandy Creek. Second-year program Denmark has reached the quarterfinals in each of its two seasons and its win over Upson-Lee results in the program’s firstever semifinal berth. Across the bracket, St. Pius served Americus-Sumter its only loss of the season in Tuesday’s double-overtime thriller. The Golden Lions will take on a talented Cross Creek team that opened the playoffs with a 58-51 win over defending state champion Carver-Columbus before scoring a 34-32 win over Marist and overcoming a 31-15 deficit on the road to defeat top seed LaFayette this past Tuesday—resulting in the program’s first-ever Final Four appearance.

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Two-time defending state champion Johnson-Savannah is back in semifinals. The Atomsmashers lost just one game this season, to Glynn Academy 52-44 on Nov. 25. Since then, Johnson won 23 straight games including a 58-49 victory over Sonoraville in the quarterfinals. Three players – senior Jaida Burgess, senior Antalazia Baker and sophomore Amani Hamilton – are averaging double-figures. Greater Atlanta Christian stands in the way and defeated Jefferson 54-51 to earn its semifinal berth. Ava Irvin scored 17 points in the quarters, Kaleigh Addie added 15 points and Jaci Bolden scored 14 points. Beach is back in the semifinals after losing to Hart County 62-58 in the semis last season. The Bulldogs beat Ringgold 47-31 in the quarterfinals. Kaila Rougier and senior Madison Evans combined for 22 points. Last season, North Hall advanced to the second round before losing to Hart County 73-66 and this year, the semifinal berth is a testament to the playoff experience from last year’s run. The Trojans are in the semis after beating Morgan County 57-41 in the quarterfinals. Against Morgan, senior Lauren Swanson scored 12 points and senior Grace Hollifield scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Pace Academy enters the semifinals on a 16-game winning streak. Four-star junior guard Matthew Cleveland averages 22.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and three assists and steals per game. The Knights will face Region 3 No. 3 seed Johnson-Savannah after its 49-46 victory over Long County in the quarters. Emondre Bowles and Derrick Edwards each scored 14 points in the quarterfinals and will factor against Pace. On the other side of the bracket, Jefferson will play Central-Macon for a chance to advance. Jefferson is riding a 12-game winning streak entering the semifinals. The Dragons beat Monroe 55-45 in the quarterfinals and senior forward Jacob Radaker led with 20 points. Senior guard Owen Parker and sophomore Malaki Starks combined for 24 points in the quarterfinal victory. Central-Macon, the Region 4 No. 2 seed, outlasted Region 3 No. 1 Windsor Forest in the quarterfinals 79-76 in overtime to advance. Quay Primas, a junior forward, scored the tying basket to force overtime and finished with 28 points to lead all scorers. Senior forward Harold Thompkins, sophomore guard Christian Hill and senior guard Tony Card will all factor for the Chargers.

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BY SETH ELLERBEE

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BY SETH ELLERBEE

Southwest DeKalb is in the semifinals for the first time since 2013 after scoring a 50-47 victory over topranked Laney in the quarterfinals. Senior Ja’Khyla Johnson, who averages 14 points per game, scored 16 in the victory over Laney. Senior Avrie Grayer is averaging 16 points, nine rebounds and two steals per game for Southwest. Southwest will face Rockmart, which is in the semifinals for the first time in program history. It beat Vidalia 62-57 to earn the semifinal berth and against Vidalia, junior Keyarah Berry, who is averaging 32 points per game, led with 37 points in the quarterfinal victory. Across the bracket, Early County and Douglass will face off for a rematch of last season’s championship game which Douglass won 57-51 for its first-ever title. Early County earned its semifinal berth after beating Union County 60-58 in the quarterfinals. Sophomore Jordan Eafford led with 21 points against Union. Douglass enters the semifinals riding a 16-game winning streak including a 56-53 victory over Washington County in the quarterfinals. This is the third semifinal appearance for Douglass, including last season and an appearance in 2007. After losing to Early County 77-69 in the first round last season, Glenn Hills enters the semifinals after a 7669 victory over Spencer in the quarterfinals. The Spartans have two players averaging double-figures—senior Emmanuel Jones is scoring 18 points per game and John Whitehead III is scoring 17 points per game. In the quarterfinals, Whitehead led all scorers with 20 points, Octavious Walton scored 17 points, Jones added 12 points and Lazarius Marshall scored 11 points. After missing out on the playoffs last season, Swainsboro enters the semifinals on a 15-game winning streak and riding momentum from a 94-55 thrashing of Rockmart in the quarterfinals. Across the bracket, Chattooga is in the semifinals for the first time in program history, which dates to 1961. In its 67-57 victory over Banks County in the quarterfinals, senior Jatorrian Williams led with 22 points. The Indians will take on the defending champions, Therrell, in the semis. The Panthers are in the semis for the third time in program history after edging Washington County 57-55 in the quarterfinals without the power of star player Robbie Armbrester, who is nursing an arm injury.

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

Top seed Central-Talbotton is 26-1 and its only loss was avenged when the Hawks defeated Greenville 60-34 and 58-29 following it. The Hawks have dominated both of its playoff contests following a first-round bye— toppling Dooly County 69-33 and Georgia Military 56-23 on Tuesday. Bernyla Sparks (17), Shakemia Marshall (12), Ty’Shemia Bunkley (11) and Noddia Horton (10) all notched double-figures in the quarterfinal win. The Hawks will take on No. 4 seed Calhoun County, which carries an 18-game winning streak into the matchup. On the other side of the bracket No. 10 seed Turner County will take on No. 3 seeded Wheeler County. Turner County, which last won a state crown in 2016, advanced to this year’s semis following an impressive 65-54 road victory over No. 2 Clinch County in the quarters. Wheeler County sits a pair of victories away from winning the program’s first-ever state title and is 29-1 with its only defeat coming to Calvary Day (53-48) back on Dec. 7. The Bulldogs have won 21-straight games since, including a 62-47 win over Calvary Day in the region tournament. No. 1 seed Treutlen followed a first-round bye with an 88-69 win over Warren County before Wednesday’s 78-77 win over Lincoln County. The victory improved Treutlen’s record to 29-0 and has them a win away from returning to the finals where they fell short to Calhoun County 69-67 a year ago. Treutlen faces Terrell County, which is coming off an impressive 73-55 win over Dooly County. Terrell County led by as much as 31-10 before heading into the half with a 45-34 lead. Senior Jamarkeis Allen made four three-pointers during Terrell County’s explosive second quarter and finished with a team-high 19 points. Hancock Central gets set to battle Wilcox County after defeating defending champion Calhoun County 68-53 in the quarterfinals. Wilcox County enters the matchup with a perfect 27-0 record after topping Wilkinson County 96-94 in overtime on Wednesday. Wilcox County led 57-47 heading into the fourth quarter, but allowed Wilkinson County to score a 39-29 fourth-quarter advantage to force overtime. Either Wilkinson County or Calhoun County has won every Class A-Public state title since it was introduced in 2013—opening up an opportunity for the remaining field.

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BY CRAIG SAGER II

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BY SETH ELLERBEE

St. Francis is back in the semifinals again and hoping to punch through after losing to Wesleyan 66-52 in last season’s semifinal round. The Knights are coming off a 72-66 victory over Mount in the quarterfinals. BY Paran GRAHAM DAVID Senior Savannah Samuel averages 21 ppg, Amirah Abdur Rahim is scoring 14 ppg and junior Mia Moore averages 13 ppg. Wesleyan, which won back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018, is in the semifinals after a 51-38 victory over Stratford Academy. In the quarterfinals, Avyonce Carter notched 20 points and 10 rebounds and was matched by junior Alyssa Phillip. On the other side of the bracket, defending champion Holy Innocents’ comes off an 81-39 victory over Eagle’s Landing Christian. The Golden Bears were led by junior center Jillian Hollingshed, who scored 17 points with nine rebounds. Undefeated Hebron Christian stands in the way of the Golden Bears in the semis. Junior guard Nicole Azar led with 20 points, four assists and three steals against Greenforest in the quarters. Junior Malia Fished scored 16 points with 10 rebounds and three blocks blocked shots while Carly Heidger scored 16 points to go with 11 rebounds. Defending state champion St. Francis enters the semifinals riding a 14-game winning streak including a 62-56 victory over Holy Innocents’ in the quarterfinals. Four-star point guard Dwon Odon, a Xavier-signee, leads the Knights and is averaging 20 points per game. Junior Jusaun Holt averages 13 points per game and senior Chase Ellis averages 11. Mount Pisgah outlasted Walker 71-62 in overtime to earn its semifinal berth after it lost in the second round last season. Across the bracket, Greenforest returns to the semifinals after a 68-50 victory over Pinecrest Academy in the quarterfinals. Against Pinecrest, Chase Cromier led with 22 points, senior Lamar Oden scored 13 and Jalen Forrest scored 13. Senior Christian Fussell is averaging 15 points per game and scored 11 points against Pinecrest. After losing to Wesleyan 47-46 in the first round last season, Trinity Christian is in the semifinals after a 59-52 victory over North Cobb Christian in the quarters. Junior guard Isaac Brito led the Lions in the quarterfinals with 14 points, with 10 points in the first half. Against North Cobb Christian, Raul Arias scored 16 Brady Burnett scored 15 and Sharmari Reed added 13 points.

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINAL ROSTERS CLASS 7A GIRLS CHEROKEE Head Coach: Matt Cates No. Name Pos. 0 Anniston Krapf C 5 Gracie Mixson G 10 Elle Kenney G 12 Lilly Griffith G 20 Keimarya Rivera F 21 Presli Clark G 22 Ashlyn Andrus G 23 Karoline Karl G 24 Courtney Cates G 25 Haylee Donley G 32 Skylar Edwards F 33 Chatham Brown F 34 Sydne Watts G

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

WESTLAKE Head Coach: Hilda Hankerson No. Name Pos. 4 Brianna Turnage SF 5 Carly Hooks SG/PG 10 Olympia Chaney SG 15 Cynthia Walton PG 20 TaNiah Latson SG 21 Kennedy Jackson SG 25 Raven Johnson PG 30 Ryann Woodley SG 31 Camera Langston SF 32 Cydney Byers C 33 Misea McKinney SF 41 Rhyan Wilson SF 43 Kamiah Denson SG 44 Kelsey Willingham C 55 Lydia Freeman C

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

CAMPBELL Head Coach: Randy McClure No. Name Pos. 0t Nia Bozeman G 1 Gabrielle Shirley PG 2 Jadah Gibson SG 3 Chelsea Lewis G 4 Chandarius Smith SF 5 Sydney Johnson PF/F 10 Jaleah Alston G 11 Jameah Alston G/F 12 Sarah Taub SF/G 13 LaShundra Pacheco-Bell G 14 Joi Polk SG/PG 15 Aurora Flegel PF 20 Taylor Harvey C/PF 21 Laila Battle SG 22 Cheyenne Clark C/PF 33 Jaida Fritzgerald C/PF 55 Makayla Haynes C/PF

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

COLLINS HILL Head Coach: Brian Harmon No. Name Pos. 0 Kaniya Garner F 1 Eden Sample G 2 Cameron Shakespeare C 3 Gabby Pass F 4 Asjah Inniss G 5 Allison Were F 11 Kyra Jefferson G 22 Kamryn Collins F 23 Jailaih Clark-Jones G 25 Anieca Malone G 33 Sacha Washington F 34 Yamea Elliott G

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

CLASS 7A BOYS MILTON Head Coach: Allen Whitehart No. Name Pos. 0 Seth Fitzgerald F 1 Devin Farrell G 2 Bruce Thornton G 3 Evan Hurst G 4 Jaden Allen G 5 Cameron Walker F 10 Ryan Ray G 11 Ryo Muta G 12 Bryce Thornton G 14 Donte Wheatherby F 15 Kanaan Carlyle G 23 Owen Setterlind F 24 L.T. Overton F 33 Maurice Clipper Jr. F 40 Michael Feinberg F

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

WHEELER Head Coach: Larry Thompson No. Name Pos. 0 Malik Spellman G 1 AJ Burke G 2 Prince Davies G 3 Ja’Heim Hudson F 4 Isaiah Collier G 10 Nash Kelly G 11 Kyle Burns G 12 Juvon Gamory G 15 Ahmir Crum G 20 Sam Hines Jr F 21 Carlos Silva G 23 Jamill Giles F 55 Maxwell Harris G

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

GRAYSON Head Coach: Geoffrey Pierce No. Name Pos. 0 CJ Dixon F 1 Kaden McArthur PG 2 Caleb Murphy G 3 Josh Smith G 4 Ian Schieffelin F 5 Deivon Smith PG 10 Taje Kelly F 11 Quinones Corpman G 12 Jalen Oglesby G 21 Osiris Shabazz F 22 Toneari Lane G 23 Aaron Norman F 24 Xavier Boyd G 32 Donovon Gray G 33 Kiree Huie C MCEACHERN Head Coach: Mike Thompson No. Name Pos. 0 Isreal Palmer F 1 Cristion Willis G 2 Sharife Cooper G 3 Cameron McDowell G 4 Bobby Moore F 5 Braden Sparks G 11 Keith Williams F 12 Jade Rose G 14 Jens Rueckert G 15 Francis Okwuosah F 20 Elijah Wiseman G 21 Davonte Brady G 24 Chi Shannon G 30 Mike Jacobs G 34 Randy Brady G

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

CLASS 6A GIRLS LANGSTON HUGHES Head Coach: Xavier Trice No. Name Pos. 1 Tamia Stargell G 2 Autumn Phillips G 3 Janaya Britt G 11 Sydney Smith G 12 Asha Bess G 20 Damechia Cain G 21 Tiannah Dismuke F 22 Derika Davis F 23 Raven Thompson F 24 Janiece Hogans F 32 Mallory Holmes F 33 Jordyn London F 40 Yazmin Palmer C

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

GLYNN ACADEMY Head Coach: Sharrnesha Smith No. Name Pos. 1 LaNeia Taylor G/SF 3 McKenzie Stabile SG 4 Zoesha Smith PF/C 10 Akirria Mountain PG/SG 11 Ashanti Riley SG 12 Zuri Patrick PG/SG 15 Alindria Dudley G/PG 20 Lily Wood SF 21 Talia Hamilton PG/SG 22 Paris Smith PF/SF 33 Shamya Flanders C/PF 34 La’Trinity Best C/PF

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

VALDOSTA Head Coach: E.A. Wilcox No. Name Pos. 0 Brianna Jackson G 1 Ja’Mya Johnson PG 2 Tamara Ellis G 3 Gavonia Horton W 4 Makayla Scruggs W 5 Mikeria Carter G 10 Ja’Nya Ferguson G/W 11 Essence Cody W/C 12 Amiya Allen G 14 Ileynaret Brooks PG 15 Delissa Kier Ct 20 Iyania Williams G/W 21 Jayla Cody W/C 24 Caitlyn Carter W/C

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

FOREST PARK Head Coach: Steven Cole No. Name Pos. 1 Simone Rowland G 2 Jasmine Jacob G 3 Jasmine Stevens F 4 Jordynn Webster G 10 Jayda Brown G 12 Joi Reid G 14 De’Shontez Redding G 15 Michayia Davis G 20 Sania Feagin F 22 Janiya Simmons F 24 Janaya Jones G

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

CLASS 6A BOYS TRI-CITIES Head Coach: Omari Forts No. Name Pos. 0 Davon Cottle G 1 Peyton Daniels G 3 Marion McIntosh F 4 Jackson Watson G 5 Simeon Cottle G 11 Demetrius Rives G/F

Gr. 11 11 11 11 10 12

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CHATTAHOOCHEE Head Coach: Chris Short No. Name Pos. 1 A.J. White G 2 Jahari Williams F 3 Cameron Sheffield G/F 10 Rhett Takacs G 11 Franklin Bailey G 12 Colin Clark C 20 Chase Chavis G 22 Gil Matondo F 23 David McDaniel F/C 24 Keith Murray G 30 Tomi Adetosoye G 32 Avi Haritsa G/F 34 Christian McDaniel F 40 Zaid Hasan G 42 Jamal Webber G/F

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

LANIER Head Coach: Branden Mayweather No. Name Pos. 0 Andrew McConnell PG/SG 1 Sion James PG/SG 2 Josiah Minott PG 3 Goran Uzunov PG/SG 5 Iajah Phillips PG/SG 10 Amari Foster PG/SG 12 Mason Friedel SG/SF 13 Conner Marcantel SG 15 Ryan Johnson PF/C 20 Landon Fears PF/SF 21 Aaron Prum SG 22 Francis Asare PG/SG 23 Cole Foster SF/PF 24 D’Niro Charles C 30 Matthew Moore PG/SG 33 Blaine Bell PF

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

SOUTH COBB Head Coach: Gregory Moultrie No. Name Pos. 1 DaQuan Riggins G 2 Shedrick Williams G 3 Travis Burrus PG 4 Zocko Littleton Jr. SG 5 Jameel Rideout PG 10 Robert Dix G/F 11 Raymond Baka F 12 Emon Washington F/G 14 Basit Lecky F/G 15 Baqi Lecky F/G 20 Isaiah Fyffe C 21 JaKobe Williams F 30 Ben Eshun F

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

CLASS 5A GIRLS EAGLES LANDING Head Coach: Karshaun Peterson No. Name Pos. 3 Shakuria McKnight G 4 Briana Madison G 5 Shannon Harris G 10 Jaleah Storr SG 11 Mone Florence G 12 Ariana Madison G 20 Asia Garth G 21 Jasmine Atkins SF 23 Kayla Stafford F 25 Mariyah Fletcher F 30 Alexis Hood G

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

KELL Head Coach: Tony Ingle No. Name Pos. 0 Kya Williams G 1 Maliyah Davis F 2 Brooklyn Hill C 3 Sylvia Kahoro G 4 Mackenzie Franklin F 5 Kyler Woods F 11 Jada Green C 13 Kaley Newsom G 15 Makyah Favors G 21 Mia Pajares G 23 Jamiah Gregory F 24 Sydney Wilson C 30 Crystal Henderson G 32 Aly Bishop C 42 Amaya Moss F

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

BUFORD Head Coach: Gene Durden No. Name Pos. 0 Tamori Plantin C 3 Tate Walters W/C 5 Tatum Ozment C 10 Ashyia Willis C 11 Courtney Martin C 12 Katelyn Klein C 14 Sara Viti W 15 Abbi Perkins W 20 Blair Wallis W 44 Ryan Nelson C

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

WOODLAND Head Coach: Roy Johnson No. Name Pos. 1 Amelia Taylor PG 3 Destini Fletcher F/C 4 Rayevan Freeman G 5 Amia Brown G 10 Ailand Pickett G 11 Kennedi Johnson G 15 Savanna Lewis G/F 20 Jayda Scott F 21 Taylor Williams G/F 22 Sambresha Everett G 23 Mya Geddis F 25 Frankie DeSilva F/C 30 Kiersten Usher PG 32 Nia Lawrence F 44 Lauryn Crump G

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

CLASS 5A BOYS SOUTHWEST DEKALB Head Coach: Eugene Brown Jr. No. Name Pos. 0 Jacorry Gist PG 1 Mohamad Diallo PF 3 Kortney Forrest W 4 Michael Wright W 5 Kusamae Draper W 10 Jarrett Walton PG 11 Eugene Brown III SG 12 Chandler Sanders SG 20 Mikel Potter PG 21 Jordan Sanders PG 22 Joshua Battle W 23 Xhavier Taylor SG 24 Savion Mathis W 30 Chance Butler PG 31 Winston Smith W 32 Derrick Eskridge PG 35 Craig Dunn C 55 Kenneth Brayboy SG

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

CEDAR SHOALS Head Coach: L’Dreco Thomas No. Name Pos. 0 Ashton Haynes G 1 Jamal McIntosh G 2 Jerdavian Colbert G 3 Tyler Johnson G/F 4 Jay Johnson G/F 5 Isaiah Sanchez G 11 Elijah Curry G 12 Jaiden Williams G 13 Roger Walker G/F 14 Sylvan Wyatt G 15 Quincy Canty G/F 21 Jalen Jackson F 23 Rickil Willingham F 24 Kashik Brown G 30 Anthony Jones F

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

KELL Head Coach: Jermaine Sellers No. Name Pos. 0 Scoota Henderson G 2 Jamal Hill G 3 Najhae Colon G 4 Isiah Dubose F 5 Ty Clark F 10 Garrison Francis SG 12 Jaylon Brown F 14 Tre Allen G 15 Aaron Smith F 20 Ramir Chester G 21 Parrish Johnson Jr. G 22 Kamaree Orr G 24 Xavier Presley F 30 Julius Strahorn G

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

DUTCHTOWN Head Coach: Jordan Griffin No. Name Pos. 0 Jaelyn Anderson G 1 Kameron Hobbs G 2 Cameron Bryant F 3 Jamaine Mann F 9 Coen Carr G 11 Isaiah Placide G/F 13 Cameron Callahan G 15 Gary Richardson G 20 Micah Evans F 24 Omari Blake F 25 Morgan Tre Wright G 32 Ameer El-Amin G/F 33 Davarri Barthell G

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

CLASS 4A GIRLS LUELLA Head Coach: LaToya Brown No. Name Pos. 00 Shelby Lacey G 1 Cam Berry SG 2 Paris Miller PG 3 Keely Brown G/PG/PF 4 Jace Jackson G 5 Myah Beasley G 11 Kamilah Jenkins F 13 Breyell Mobley G 21 Taj Williams SF 22 Jada Session C/PF 23 Ari Dyson C/PF 24 Tamya Steverson G 30 Zunira Watts F

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

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AMERICUS-SUMTER Head Coach: Sherri M. Harris No. Name Pos. 2 Divine White F 3 Tiffani Goodman G 4 Trinity Jones PG 5 Jelissa Reese F 10 Kaylin Holley G 11 De’Asia Ford G 21 Trinity Jackson F 24 Brianna Pope F

Gr. 12 10 12 12 10 11 10 12

CARVER COLUMBUS Head Coach: Anson Hundley No. Name Pos. 1 Adari Smith G 2 Caylee Simpson G 4 Jasmine Chaney G 5 Celeste Scott G 10 Diamond Mc’Gilberry G 11 D’Mya Beacham PG 15 Kionna Gaines PG/G 20 Makiya Webb G 21 Jordan Morgan G 22 Akirya Robinson PG/G 24 Kailyn Floyd F 25 Enyshuan Jones C 33 Ashlyn Mesidor C 35 Khamya Edmonds F 44 Olivia Cochran G/F

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

TROUP Head Coach: Carla Thornton No. Name Pos. 1 Aniya Palmer F/G 2 Shanise Turner G 3 Monyia Murphy G 4 Darnesheyuna McCullough G 5 Samarria Weldon G 10 Emelie Reed G 11 Myeshia Sims F 12 Jada Green G 14 Ericka James F 15 Jamariana Martin G 20 Brittney Hayes G 21 Alexcia Murphy F/G 23 Amber Gilbert F/G 30 Tashauna Askew F/G 33 Na’Asia Fitzpatrick Hart G

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

CLASS 4A BOYS WOODWARD

Head Coach: Anthony Thomas No. Name Pos. 1 Jacorrei Turner G 2 Emory Lanier G 3 Michael Lomax G 4 Will Richard G 5 Andrew Smith G 10 Michael Whitmore G 12 Andrew Nye G 13 Walker Kessler F 14 Jordan Oladapo F 21 Nathan Beaulieu F 23 Jordan Shoob F 24 Nemahn Santos G 25 Will Demorest G 30 Logan Stephens G

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

DENMARK Head Coach: Tyler Whitlock No. Name Pos. 2 Sutton Smith PG 3 Kourtland Tolbert W 4 Bryce Parker PG 5 ZeVian Capers W 10 Robert Cowherd W 11 Adrian Gutierrez PG 12 Maksim Vinogradov W/P 15 Karson Kinnevy W 20 Mark Unrein W 21 Michael Dougherty W 22 Ron Conley P 23 Ryan Brewer W 24 Joseph Scott W/P 25 Adonnis Tolbert P 30 Jackson Jeter PG 32 Avery Barnett W

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

ST. PIUS X Head Coach: Aaron Parr No. Name Pos. 1 Will Tippett G 2 Trey Acklin G 4 Asher Wagnon F 5 Eamonn Kenah W 10 Nick Joiner W 11 Brookes Kahlert G 12 Cal Petersen W 13 Daniel Beverly W 14 Ellis Callaway W 21 Stanley Udekigbo W 22 Kyle Seramur W 23 Devin Portee G 24 Tucker Kelly W 30 Ethan Cervenka W 32 Jack Verrill C

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


GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINAL ROSTERS CROSS CREEK Head Coach: Lawrence Kelly No. Name Pos. 0 Devin Pope SG 1 Markell Ware C 2 Dajuan Rouse PG 3 Josh Dorsey G/F 4 Andre Herbert F 5 Makhi Climons F 10 Kobe Stewart G/F 12 Cameron Gibbons G 15 Corey Trotter F/C 21 Jaquez Ellison G 23 Dayvion Simms G/F 24 Zaire Stewart F 32 Antoine Lorick G/F 34 Dayshawn Adams G 35 Luke Wilson C

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

CLASS 3A GIRLS BEACH Head Coach: Olufemi Gordon No. Name Pos. 1 Aryanna Collins. PG 2 Aaliyah Williams SG 3 Bailee Butler PG 4 Amiya Pretty PG 5 Dakira Lemon SG 10 Madison Evans SG 13 Marquita Brockington SF 15 Allejah Moultry PF 20 Kayla Bivens SG 21 Breyona Holt SF 22 Alexus Brockington SF 23 Kaila Rougier SG 24 Destiny Whitehead C 25 Ameyah Dantzler C 31 Alicia El-Amin SG

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

NORTH HALL Head Coach: Kristi House No. Name Pos. 1 Amelia Shoemaker G 2 Caroline Cape G 4 Victoria Cape G 5 Maci Gillespie G 10 Rylee McCall G 12 Kate Swanson G 14 Grace Hollifield G 15 Annabeth Gilleland G 21 Sophie Cleveland G 22 Lexi Jarrard G/P 24 Rylee Thompson PF 30 Lauren Swanson G/P 32 Ansley Smallwood G/P 34 Sarah Davidson P

Gr. 9 10 9 12 10 9 12 9 9 9 9 12 21 9

GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN Head Coach: Jessica Guarneri No. Name Pos. 2 Nia Wilson G 4 Jaci Bolden G 5 Jillian Thomas G 10 Laurren Randolph C 11 Ava Irvin PG 12 Aliyah Young G 20 Kaleigh Addie PG 23 Larrissa Randolph P 25 Joyce Izundu P 33 Molly Pritchard P

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

JOHNSON, SAVANNAH Head Coach: Brandton Lindsey No. Name Pos. 0 Marlee Burner G/F 2 Antalazia Baker G 5 Tiana Williams G 11 Jaida Burgess G 12 Zoriah Mobley F 14 Amiyah Moore G 15 Rayanna Beringer G 22 Demondria Hendrix F 23 Amani Hamilton G/F 22 Sandra beth Pritchett SF 25 Marylashia Westbrook F 35 K’yla Hankserson G/F

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

CLASS 3A BOYS PACE ACADEMY

Head Coach: Sharman White No. Name Pos. 0 George Adams G 1 Josh Mininberg G 2 Buck Hall G 3 Madison Durr G/SG/F 4 Reign Watkins G 10 Logan Baker G 11 Ben Crawford F/PF 12 Matt Aronson G/F 14 Kendall Evans F 20 Bennett Boushka F 21 Ben Caldwell F 22 Justin Johnson G/F 24 Cole Middleton F/C 30 Josh Reed F/PF 35 Matthew Cleveland G/F

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

JOHNSON, SAVANNAH Head Coach: Utaff Gordon No. Name Pos. 1 Demond Hendrix G 2 Derek Edwards G 3 Emondre Bowles G 20 Stephon Frazier G 21 Dylan Boone G 33 Antonio Baker G

Gr. 10 12 11 9 11 9

40 42 43 44

Micah Johnson Quamaine Williams Larry Pounds Malachi Robinson

G G G G

11 12 9 9

JEFFERSON Head Coach: Kevin Morris No. Name Pos. 2 Riley Hollman G 3 J.T. Fulkrod G 4 Josh Howell G 5 Damien Lester G 10 Kadin Bailey P 11 Spencer Darby G 12 Kam Robinson G 14 Owen Parker G 15 Daniel Parker G 20 Jacob Radaker P 21 Romaine Harriott G 24 Malaki Starks G 25 Mason Ware P 32 Michael Johnson P 33 Dalen Gales G

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

CENTRAL-MACON Head Coach: Andre’ Taylor No. Name Pos. 2 Xavier Gibson G 3 Micah Womack G 4 Jha’Rius Evans F 5 Ne’Kory Bond G 10 Marquavious Primas F 11 Kedar Little-Brooks G 12 Christian Hill G 14 Antonio Card G 22 Gabriel Hill F 23 Harold Thompkins F 22 JC Curry G 23 Claude Gaines G 30 Brandon Patrick G 35 Christian Gray G

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

CLASS 2A GIRLS SOUTHWEST Head Coach: Willie Goolsby No. Name Pos. 10 Diamond Graddick G 11 Jayla Eason G 12 Shygeria Williams G 13 Shaquandra Haywood G 15 Breanna Dean G 20 Khleah Johnson F 21 Aaliyah Johnekins G 22 Jakhyla Johnson G 23 Stantagious Alford F 24 Jakari Moore G 25 Tamia Burney F 30 Ashunti West P 32 Jakera Hill F 35 Avrie Grayer P

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

ROCKMART Head Coach: Andre Clark No. Name Pos. Gr. 2 Maggie Jo Gentry tF 10 3 Timber Darden G 9 5 Anna Claire Sides G 11 10 Brandi Jones G/W 10 11 Megan Little SG/PG 11 12 Aubrey Huggins SG 11 13 Logan Adams SG 10 14 Tayler Davis SG 10 21 Keyarah Berry PG/W/F 11 22 Anbria Daniels F 12 32 Emma Evans F/W 12 33 Nya Jones F 10 EARLY COUNTY Head Coach: Kimmie Graham No. Name Pos. 0 Keonna Jackson PG/G 1 Jordan Eafford PG/SG 4 De’Niya George PG/SG 5 My’kia Wright G 10 Ny’Asia Marshall G/SF 14 Ashontay Henderson G/SF 15 Ta’Ziaya Jones PF/C 20 Erin Timpson G/PG/SF 21 Makayla Timpson C/PF 23 Elisha Hallmon SF/C 24 Shuntiara Green SF/G 25 Kimbriyah George G 35 Takeisha Jones PF/C

Gr. 11 10 9 12 10 12 12 12 11 t9 10 12 12

DOUGLAS-ATL. Head Coach: Alana Allen No. Name Pos. 0 Yolanie Johnson PG/SG 4 Ashley McKee SG/SF 5 Kayla Sesberry PG/SG 11 Destiny McKee SF/PF 12 Zhaniya Moreland SF 14 Michelle Payne SG/SF 20 Ashuntee Weems PG/SG 20 Erin Timpson G/PG/SF 30 Ikenya King C/PF

Gr. 12 12 12 10 12 11 11 12 12

CLASS 2A BOYS GLENN HILLS Head Coach: Williams Cunningham No. Name Pos. 0 Lazarius Marshall G 1 Octavious Walton F 2 Naquan Pernell G 3 Lamar Belcher G 4 Antonio Jones G 5 Gemaureon Belton G 10 Emmanuel Jones F 11 Lamarco Hester F 12 Kentrell Thomas F 22 Shaheed Norton G 23 JaDavious White F 24 John Whitehead III F 30 Marquel Murray G 31 Jordan Stewart G 55 Christophe Daughtery C

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

SWAINSBORO Head Coach: Brice Hobbs No. Name Pos. 0 Juan Brown SF 1 Tyler Kelly G 2 Immanuel Hackett G 3 Derrick Jones G 4 Fredrick Seabrough PF 5 Artis Kingsberry G 10 Demonte Smith SF 11 Cedrick Seabrough PF 12 Alphonso Durden PF 20 Jaylen Carswell G 22 Juwan Washington G 23 Dre Miles G 35 Chris Brooks SF 55 Kayun Davis PF

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

CHATTOOGA Head Coach: Jared Groce No. Name Pos. 0 Lamarr Riley F 2 Timyus Lawrence G 3 Damien Smith G 4 Jamarious Mosteller F 5 Cash Allen F 10 Bowden Heathcock G 11 Jatorrian Williams G 12 Jaterrion Williams F 13 Brody Mobbs G 15 Quenton Perry F 22 Jaylon Johnson G 23 Malachi Jackson G 24 Shaun Lester G

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

THERRELL Head Coach: Eddie Johnson No. Name Pos. Gr. 0 Caleb Smith SF 10 1 Robbie Armbrester SF/SG 11 2 Rasean Frederick SG/PG/SF 12 3 Roman Son SG, PG 12 4 Cameron Fortson SF/PF 12 5 Justin Worrill SF 12 10 Djibril Barry SF 10 11 Calvin Miller SG, PG 12 12 Amir Banks PG 9 14 Craig Jackson PG 11 15 Brenden Culpatrick PG 12 21 Michael Johnson SF 9 22 Tristan Hayward SG 9 24 Norris Harper SF/PF 11 25 Soloman Mustafa-Reid SF 9 30 Caden Tukes SF/SG 11 33 Khamar Carlisle PF 10 34 Nyseer Fullwood-Theodore PF/C 10 42 Braelen Dory SF/SG/PF 9

CLASS 1A-PUBLIC GIRLS CENTRAL-TALBOTTON Head Coach: Calvin Epps No. Name Pos. 10 Adriana Walker SG 12 Noddia Horton SG 13 Alayla Sparks PG/SG 14 Bernyla Sparks F 15 Jayla Stinson PG 20 Renijua Johnson SG/PG 21 Tamia Johnson F/C 22 Ty’Shemia Bunkley PG/F 25 Markelia Thomas C 30 Ariel Durham G/F 31 Shakemia Marshall F/C 32 Tadoria Baldwin F 34 Shakierra Carter PG/SG 35 Nakiya Leonard SG

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

CALHOUN COUNTY Head Coach: Cornellius Walker No. Name Pos. 1 Janiya Wimberly SF 3 Tamia Reed PG 5 Jateria Winbush PG 10 Carmen Cannon SG 11 Jade Wiley SF 12 Sequoia Martin SF 20 Tyesha Curry PF 22 Maya Wims PF 23 Ayanni Mansfield SG 32 Destiny Hightower SG 35 Takia Davis C

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

TURNER COUNTY Head Coach: Quintierra Lewis No. Name Pos. 2 Mya Byrd PG 3 Yakia Temple G 4 Ty’khia Burgess G 5 Jaylasia Office G 10 Tamerian Terry F 12 Shaniya Wright G 22 Kenasha McKinney F 32 Messiah Shepperd F

Gr. 12 11 9 9 9 10 10 9

WHEELER COUNTY Head Coach: Angelia Wright No. Name Pos. 3 Samerria Bryant PG 4 Camryn McLean SG 5 Jade Floyd SF 10 Reanna Wooten SF 11 Chelcey Chapman PG 12 Le’La Wright G/SF 14 Alexandria Wright SG 15 Aikeria Hobbs SF 20 Jayla Bryant PF/C 21 Summer Vann SG 22 Terriyunna Cummings PF/C 23 Keleiyah Harris PF/C 24 Keonya Mincey PG/SG 30 Kerriunna Williams C 32 Jiestazia Jackson C

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

CLASS 1A-PUBLIC BOYS TREUTLEN Head Coach: Tyree Coney No. Name Pos. 2 Kamron Jordan G/F 3 Warren Hollis G 4 Christopher Floyd SG 5 Ka’Sabian Mitchell PG/F 10 Quentez Jordan PG 11 Dorian Terry F 13 PJ Smiley G 14 Cartavious Terry C 20 Jamar Jordan PG 21 James Byrd G 22 Qamar Jordan G 23 Keyon Jackson F/C 24 Da’Mariun Thomas G 30 DJ Smith F

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

TERRELL COUNTY Head Coach: John Davis No. Name Pos. 10 Jamaarkeis Allen G 11 Jadarious Robinson G 12 Keborian Stephens PG 20 Keiondre Davis G 21 Kentravion Grier F 22 Demarion Larimore F 23 Ahmari Johnson F 24 Shatavion Bowens F 30 Jalen Brooks F 32 Recardo Simmons G 33 Andre Dudley G 34 Ibn King F 40 Nehmiah Shanks F

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

WILCOX COUNTY Head Coach: Clint Bloodsworth No. Name Pos. Gr.11 10 Jakail Crowder G/PG 12 11 Jordan Brown PG/SG 12 12 Demetric Young G/SG 12 14 Keyshawn Howard G/PG 12 15 Cameron Patterson F/SF 12 20 Keandre Faison G/W 11 21 Markavian Singletary F/SF 11 22 Alex Ramsey F/PF 12 25 Desmond Tisdol F/PF 12 30 Christian Freeman G/PG 12 32 Azavion Deans PF/C 12 41 Curtis Leflore PF/C 11 42 Chrisabian Marshall F/PF 10 44 Logan McSwain PF/C 11 HANCOCK CENTRAL Head Coach: Ricky D. Chatman No. Name Pos. 1 Darious Walker F/C 2 Carmichael Allen G/F 3 Jamal Taylor C 10 Treyvion Crayton G 11 Jamarcus Morris G 12 Deonte Lowe G 20 Quintavious Moss F/C 21 Carnard Chapman F/C 22 Jaylon Hatcher G 30 Leroy Wilson G/F 32 Dev’Vin Ivey F/G 33 Ty’Rek Ficklin G 35 Ryan Chatman F/C 40 Jontavious Roberson F/C 50 Marquious Lawrence C

Hannah Cooper Mia Moore Erica Moon Savannah Samuel Kennedi Philson

G PG PG G F

9 11 9 12 12

WESLEYAN Head Coach: Carolyn Whitney No. Name Pos. 1 Paige Lyons PG 2 Nia Anderson PG/G 3 Kensie Pierce G 4 Lanni Brown G 5 Abby Scott G 10 Lauren Hill PG/G 12 Morgan Damm G/F 20 Alyssa Phillip G/F 22 Christina McCoy G/F 23 Sade Ojanuga G/F 32 Imani Washington F 33 Avyonce Carter G/F

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

HOLY INNOCENTS’ Head Coach: Nichole Dixon No. Name Pos. 1 Rachel Suttle G 3 Naja Reeves G 4 Ellie Crosswell G 5 Cierra Foster PG 10 Eliza Gaskill F 13 Caroline Birkey G 14 Logan Jackson F 21 Olivia Hutcherson F 22 Charlsie Birkel G 24 Reese Nuemann G 25 Jada Farrell F 35 Jillian Hollingshead G 44 Omari Foote P

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

HEBRON CHRISTIAN Head Coach: Jan Azar No. Name Pos. 1 Malia Fisher P 2 Jessie Parish P 3 Nicole Azar G 4 Kennedy Truitt G 5 Carly Heidger P 10 Malia Melton G/P 11 Carly Fahey PG 12 Sydney Whalen PG 14 Anniston Bainey G 15 Riley Warbington P 20 Ailee Semple P 21 Ella Heard G 22 Bella Rodriguez PG 33 Courtney Collins G

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

CLASS 1A-PRIVATE BOYS ST. FRANCIS Head Coach: Drew Catlett No. Name Pos. 0 Drew Robinson W 1 Dwon Odom G 3 Jai Smith G 4 Jusaun Holt W 10 Dominic Briggs G 11 Hunter Jones G 12 Seth Hubbard G 14 Toby Gaynes W 20 Grey Schiwitz F 21 Kai Simmons F 23 Jordan Brown G 24 Chase Ellis W

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

MT. PISGAH Head Coach: Matt Hixenbaugh No. Name Pos. 2 Nick Speros G 3 Chase Tucker G 10 JoJo Peterson G 12 Harrison Clark G 15 Garrett Sutherland G 24 Nate Gordon F 25 Gabe Carter G 33 Benjy Tucker F 34 Collin Owenby F 35 Coleman Smith G 44 Chandler Minton G

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

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

GREENFOREST Head Coach: Derrick Mason No. Name Pos. Gr. 0 Khi Cook PG 11 1 Jalen Forrest SG/PG 10 2 Eric Smith SG/PG 11 3 Florian Tenebay SF/SG/PG 10 4 Bill Thon Pach SG 11 5 Christian Fussell PF/C 12 10 Lamar Oden Jr. SF/SG/PG 12 13 Keion Hampton SG/SF 11 25 John Platt C/PF 11 55 Chase Cromier SG/PG 10

Gr. 11 9 12 10 9 9 11

TRINITY CHRISTIAN Head Coach: Will De La Cruz No. Name Pos. Gr. 0 Palmer Davis G 11 1 Michael Morge PG/SG/G 11 2 Sharmari Reed G/SG 12 3 Truitt Thompson PG 12 4 Christian Garrett G/SG 12 11 Isaac Brito PG/SG/W 11 13 Raul Arias G/SG/W 12 15 Thomas Yeager C/PF 11 20 Giancarlo Bastianoni PF 12 21 Joshua Dallas SG 10

CLASS 1A-PRIVATE GIRLS ST. FRANCIS Head Coach: Aisha Kennedy No. Name Pos. 1 Morgan Harper PG 2 Trynce Taylor F 3 Amirah Abdur-Rahim F 11 Ryin Tillis F 12 Jade Sutters F 13 Anaja Hall C 14 Kinsey Gebhart G

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GHSA 2020 BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS

GHSA INTRODUCES DUNK AND 3-POINT SHOOTING CONTEST TO NEXT WEEK’S FINALS BY GRAHAM DAVID

THE FINAL WHISTLE?

T

he GHSA Boys and Girls State Championships are generating a great deal of excitement with ten possible repeat champions throughout each classification. Adding to the buzz will be the inaugural GHSA Girls 3-Point Shooting Contest and Boys Slam Dunk Contest at the state championship next week. Players from all around the state have come out to compete, leading to an anticipated display of skills from some of Georgia’s top basketball athletes. Four contestants have emerged from the Girls 3-Point semifinals, giving us a stellar final four composed of sharp-shooters Trinity Jones (Americus Sumter), Jashiyah Jones (Vidalia), Emily Acampora (Harrison) and Leah Turner (Griffin). Both Jones’ are in their senior seasons, giving them the veteran-edge. Acampora enters the competition as a sophomore, while Turner represents the last standing freshman of the competition. To begin the contest, each girl will draw a number to determine the starting order. Each contestant will be given 60 seconds to rack up their score, shooting six balls from four designated locations on the court. The last ball on each rack will act as the high-point ball, giving each player three points instead of one if the shot is made. Once the first round has ended, the two top scorers will play for first and second place, while the others compete for third and fourth.

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NOT SO FAST.

For the Boys Dunk Contest, eight semifinalists remain preceding the final voting to determine the top three contestants who will advance into the finals. The semifinals will conclude on March 1st after all votes submitted through social media have been accounted for. The remaining eight dunkers are Micah Bell (Chapel Hill), Xavier Brantley (Montgomery County), Oliver Gerard (Alcovy), DeMariontay Hall (Washington), Ja’Queze Kirby (Jeff Davis), Cam Porter (LaFayette), Grant Potera (River Ridge) and Jaylyn Willians (Veterans). To start the Dunk Contest, the three finalists will draw numbers to determine the starting order. Each contestant will have 30 seconds to perform a dunk and earn a score. The first-round scores will determine the order of the second round with the lowest scorer going first. Following the second round, the two highest combined scorers will advance into the finals to compete for first and second place. The champion will be determined from their finalround dunk score. The Girls 3-Point Shooting Contest will take place Friday, March 6 following the AAASP Wheelchair Basketball Championship at the Macon Centreplex. The Boys Slam Dunk Contest will take place Saturday, March 7 between the AAAAAA Boys Championship and the AAAAAAA Girls Championship, also in Macon.

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