Class A-Public boys: Greenville 75, Hancock Central 68

10:20 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Greenville 75, Hancock Central 68: Hancock Central led 59-58 midway through the fourth quarter when Greenville’s Jamal McKee checked back in the game with four fouls and hit a quick bucket that sparked a game-changing 14-4 Patriots’ run. Teammate Tarmarcus Jackson netted nine of his 16 points during the 10-point swing. The Patriots attacked Hancock Central’s defense and drew 29 free-throw attempts, connecting on 19-of-29. Montkevious Fluellen led Hancock Central with 23

Class A Private Boys – Greenforest 57, Athens Christian 56

9:51 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Guard John Ogwuche’s free throw with 3.8 seconds left gave Greenforest the winning margin.

With the game tied at 56-56, Greenforest called timeout and decided to play for one shot. Ogwuche dribbled out the clock and powered into the lane, drawing a foul. He missed the first free throw, but made the second.

A last-second 3-pointer by Athens Christian’s Turtle Thomas bounced off the glass.

No. 2-ranked Greenforest (27-1) got 18 points

Class A-Public girls: Turner County 52, Randolph-Clay 44

9:24 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Turner County 52, Randolph-Clay 44: No. 2 seed Turner County took a 34-25 halftime lead over 11 seed Randolph-Clay and Mylashia Yancey kept the Rebels in front with a game-high 30 points. Taylor Daniels chipped in with six points. Randolph-Clay got 22 points from Kaderia Parham and Shaaliyah Lewis and Kobi Thorton finished with five points apiece. 

Class A Private Girls: St. Francis 61, Stratford Academy 41

8:09 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Sophomore Nichel Tampa scored 17 points, all in the second half, to lead the No. 1-ranked Knights into the final.

St. Francis used a 13-2 run at the end of the first quarter to take control. Despite falling behind by as many as 15, Stratford was behind only 10 points at the half.

St. Francis put any comeback hopes to rest by scoring the first eight points of the third period and

Class A-Public girls: Taylor County 59, Terrell County 43

8:01 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Taylor County 59, Terrell County 43: Terrell County (20-9) led 4-3 with five seconds left in the opening quarter before Taylor County (30-0) used a 23-3 run to grow a 26-7 lead. Taylor County’s Rasheka Simmons finished with a game-high 19 points and teammate Kelsie Towns knocked down four threes and finished with 18.

Class A-Public boys: Calhoun County 87, Treutlen 67

7:59 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Calhoun County 87, Treutlen 67: No. 1 Calhoun County (28-2) cruised after building a 37-22 halftime lead over No. 4 Treutlen (27-2) and sits one win from its first state title since 1997. Calhoun County’s Jerrek Solite scored 27 points and teammates Quenten Taylor (21), Bryant Williams (16) and Sherrod Williams (14) also finished in double-figures. Elijah Johnson led Treutlen with 17. 

Class A Private boys: St. Francis 63, Whitefield Academy 40

7:03 pm Feb. 28, 2015

After watching an 11-point lead evaporate in the second quarter, the No. 1-ranked St. Francis boys took the court in the third quarter with a more determined approach.

The defending Class A Private state champions were disappointed in the way they had responded in the second quarter with a big lead and wanted to make sure it didn’t carry over to the second half.

It didn’t.

St. Francis scored the first 19 points of the

Class A Private girls: SACA 77, Calvary Day 50

5:57 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Southwest Atlanta Christian senior Nicole Martin, a West Virginia signee, scored 26 points and had 12 rebounds to put the No. 2-ranked Warriors in a position to defend their state championship with a 77-50 win over Calvary Day at Kennesaw State.

“I’ve watched her play pickup with the guys and they can’t stop her,” Southwest Atlanta coach Jackie Cowan Freeman said. “That’s her game”

Southwest Atlanta (28-3) broke the game open with a

Weather cancellations move four quarterfinal games to today

3:03 pm Feb. 26, 2015

Inclement weather this week has resulted in four quarterfinals games being delayed until today.  Weather permitting, the semifinals should be played as schedule on Saturday at various sites, with the championship games set for March 5 and March 7 in Macon.

The only true Cinderella left in the field appears to be the Terrell County girls (19-9), a No. 12 seed on the public school side.  The Greenwave from Dawson, located 30 minutes

First round nuggets: Taylor County, SACA girls roll; Savannah Country Day-Calvary Day to meet for third time

1:34 am Feb. 22, 2015

Taylor County, the top seed on the public school side, kept its dream of a perfect season alive with a 57-30 win over No. 16 Greenville, Friday night. Taylor County had already defeated Greenville by an average margin of 34 points in three previous meetings this season, and didn’t give the Patriots reason to be hopeful of an upset by jumping out to a 35-13 lead at the half. The