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GHSA Boys Basketball Championships: Wilkinson, GAC, Columbia Capture State Titles

The GHSA Boys State Championships came to an end yesterday as three more champions were crowned joining Miller Grove and Norcross as though capturing championships. Wilkinson County was the first to complete their magical run capturing the 1A State Championship with a 75-68 victory over Terrell County to finish 28-0 on the season. Vashone Jones scored 19 of his game high 27 points in the fourth quarter. This championship is Wilkinson County's fifth overall championship, since 2005 the Warriors are an astounding 197-17. 

The Class 2A championship pitted long time rivals Buford and Greater Atlanta Christian. GAC wasted no time and quickly turned this game into a rout with a 76-36 victory. The Spartans used a 53-20 run over the last two and one half quarters to cruise home to victory. Virginia recruit Malcolm Brogdon led the way for GAC with 20 points. 

In class 3A, Columbia captured its fourth state championship in the past six years with a 56-37 victory over runner-up Butler. Columbia was led by point guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen who scored a game high 22 points. The Eagles used a late 8-0 run to cruise on to victory.  

Georgia schedule:


SEMIFINALS

Wednesday

Class A (Macon)

Wilkinson County 66, Greenville 48
Terrell County 66, Whitfield Academy 63

Class AAAA (Duluth)

Miller Grove 65, Jonesboro 52
Rockdale County 66, Fayette County 64

Thursday

Class AA (Macon)

5:30 p.m. - Buford 63, Laney 59
8:30 p.m. - Greater Atlanta Christian 71, Swainsboro 58

Class AAAAA (Duluth)

5:30 p.m. - Norcross 70, Valdosta 61
8:30 p.m. - Milton 75, Tift County 53

Friday

Class AAA (Macon)

5:30 p.m. - Columbia 72, Eagle's Landing 47
8:30 p.m. - Butler def. Franklin County

FINALS

Friday

4:45 p.m. - Miller Grove 67, Rockdale County 59
8:30 p.m. - Norcross 59, Milton 55 

Saturday

12:45 p.m. - Wilkinson County 75, Terrell County 68
4:45 p.m. - Greater Atlanta Christian 76, Buford 36
8:45 p.m. - Columbia 56, Butler 37

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.