Everyone had pretty much penciled in Milton High School for a repeat 5A State Championship the moment they returned their entire starting five from last season's championship team. That is everyone but Norcross. Norcross overcame a 10 point fourth quarter deficit to stun Milton in the final 59-55. Chris Bolden scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter including the two go-ahead free throws with 28 seconds to go in the game. Shannon Scott scored 16 points for Milton while Evan Nolte added 15.
In the 4A final, Miller Grove completed a three peat as it successfully captured its third consecutive State Title defeating Rockdale county 67-59. MIller Grove's standout center Tony Parker added 21 points and 15 rebounds to what had already been an excellent season. Rockdale County was led by Bernard Thompson with 15 points.
The 3A semifinals were also concluded on Friday setting up Saturday's championship match-up between Columbia and Butler. Columbia punched its ticket to the championship game by virtue of a 72-47 victory over Eagle's Landing. Jhauston Thomas led the way for Columbia with 18 points while Algie Key added 15.