Couple of quick hitters for now and much more tomorrow...
Wheeler overwhelmed Centennial defensively and came away with an easy 76-56 win in the region championship game. Huge crowd saw the Wildcats play aggressive on the wings and protected the basket with great purpose.
Wheeler came out firing, going on a 13-0 run to start the game. They never looked back. Phil Taylor led the way with 23 points while Richard Howell scored 22 and Ari Stewart put in 18 points. The trio combined for 28 rebounds, too.
Lorenzo Brown scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in defeat.
Milton won a shoot out against Walton, 95-91, thanks to the scoring and poise of Shannon Scott, Dai-Jon Parker and Evan Nolte. The trio combined for 61 points. Julian Royal added 12 in the win.
Ryan Harrow led all scorers with 31 points. Not bad for a kid with a major sinus infection. Glen Rice was quieter than usual scoring the ball. He put in 11 points but also had nine rebounds and seven assists.
In other games...
Reed Buck hit a game-winner for Collins Hill in an upset over Norcross. McEachern beat Marietta. Greenforest had 30 from Jamel Jones and beat Paideia for the 7-A title. Turner County won 57-50 over Greenville in Americus. Miller Grove beat Marist in a close one.
Much, much more on Sunday afternoon.