A look at all four final contests

2:11 pm Mar. 4, 2015

Here is a look at all four Class A state championship final games. All four will be played in the Macon Centreplex.

Girls Public Final:  Taylor County vs. Turner County
When:  March 5, 3 p.m.
The skinny:  Taylor County (30-0) is one of only two undefeated teams (Holy Innocents in Class AA) left in the tournament.  The Vikings have a storied basketball history, dating back six decades when Taylor County won five consecutive

State finals primer: A quick look at all 14 title games

9:01 am Mar. 4, 2015

Here’s a class-by-class look at each of the 14 state-championship basketball games to be played Thursday through Saturday in Macon.

Seven of the 28 finalists have never won state titles. One, Brunswick, has never won a state title in any sport. Only six of the dozen No. 1-ranked teams are still alive. Six 2014 champions are still in it.

AAAAAA boys – Pebblebrook was 4-21 when its current group of seniors were

Class AAAAA boys: Allatoona 62, Warner Robins 39

10:54 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Allatoona 62, Warner Robins 39: Allatoona expanded a 29-22 halftime lead with an 18-4 third quarter to build a 47-26 lead. Rodney Brown led Allatoona with scored 16 points and teammates Bradley Brevet and Kevin Perry finished with 11 and nine, respectively. Warner Robins was paced by Marquez Callaway’s 14 points and nine points apiece from Nathan Curtis and Stephon Raybon.

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 AAAAAA boys: Wheeler 74, Tucker 64

10:07 pm Feb. 28, 2015

No. 1-ranked Wheeler got a game-high 29 points from Jaylen Brown to beat Tucker 74-64 in the Class AAAAAA semifinal at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday.

Wheeler (29-2) will play Pebblebrook in the state final next weekend in Macon.

One of the main catalysts for Wheeler taking over in the second half was Brown. The 6-foot-7, 217-pound forward who’s arguably the state’s top senior prospect, is a load for any opponent to deal

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 AAAA boys: Carrollton 48, Cairo 45

9:46 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Desmond Webb’s free throw with 16.4 seconds remaining broke a 45-45 tie, and Cooper Criswell made two more with 6.5 seconds left to give Carrollton a 48-45 victory over Cairo in the Class AAAA boys basketball semifinals Saturday at West Georgia. Masten’s 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave Cairo a lead, 20-19, that it did not surrender until the final two minutes of the game. Masten finished with four 3-pointers

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 AAAA girls: Carrollton 43, Veterans 42

8:53 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Alecia North scored the game-winning basket with an off-balance flip in the lane with 11 seconds remaining, giving Carrollton a 43-42 victory over Veterans in the Class AAAA girls semifinals Saturday. Veterans’ 3-pointer at the buzzer was short. It was the only lead of the game for ninth-ranked Carrollton, which fell behind 10-0 in the first five minutes and did not get back to within five points until the fourth

Class AAAAA girls: Mays 56, Dutchtown 38

8:42 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Mays 56, Dutchtown 38: No. 1 seed Mays put together a 30-19 scoring advantage in the second half to close out third-seeded Dutchtown. Kennya Simms led Mays with 19 points and teammates Kamiyah Street (11) and Harlyn Wyatt (10) also reached double-figures. who scored 11 points.  Janessa Murphy, Tiara Scott, and Kamera Harris each scored 10 points for Dutchtown.