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 AAAAAA girls: McEachern 59, Archer 57

8:04 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Senior Te’a Cooper made a running scoop shot as the buzzer sounded to send McEachern to the Class AAAAAA girls final with a 59-57 win over Archer.

The Tigers (26-6) led by 10 with 5:35 left in the game, but McEachern charged back with tenacious defense and a solid inside game. After trailing 52-42, the Indians (24-6) went on a 10-0 run that notched the game at 52. When they took

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 AAAAA boys: Brunswick 44, Cedar Shoals 43

7:58 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Brunswick 44, Cedar Shoals 43: Brunswick fought until the last second to move past Cedar Shoals and into the title game in Macon. The score at half was 17-15 in Brunswick’s favor but Cedar Shoals used a 19-16 run to take a one-point lead into the fourth quarter (34-33). Roger Davis led Brunswick with 20 points and six rebounds and Darius Lampkin finished with nine points, while Zach Moore and Jabril Heck netted six apiece. Cedar Shoals got

Class AAAAA girls: Stephenson 55, Forest Park 44 (OT)

7:55 pm Feb. 28, 2015

By Score Atlanta

Fort Valley– Third-seeded Stephenson’s incredible run to the GHSA Class AAAAA finals was completed Thursday as the Jaguars used a 16-5 scoring advantage in overtime to run past No. 1 seed Forest Park 55-44.

Stephenson (26-5) star Davion Wingate scored 23 of her game-high 29 points after halftime and overwhelmed Forest Park (28-5), which was eliminated by Southwest DeKalb in the semifinals the previous two years. Although Stephenson was the

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 AAA semifinals results

6:31 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Jenkins 77, Rutland 74: The Warriors withstood a furious rally to hold on for a win in the Class AAA boys semifinals.

No. 5 Jenkins will face No. 3 Morgan County in the state title game on March 7 in Macon.

The Warriors led by 16 with five minutes left, but fell behind in the final minute before pulling out the victory.

Malik Benlevi led the way with 28 points for Jenkins, and

Class AAAAAA boys: Pebblebrook 57, Shiloh 47

6:29 pm Feb. 28, 2015

Jared Harper scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead Pebblebrook to the Class AAAAAA finals with a 57-47 win over Shiloh.

The Falcons led by only 4 at halftime, but came roaring out of the locker room with an 11-2 run that built the lead out to 42-29, and Pebblebrook never trailed again.

It appeared that the Falcons were cruising when they went up 50-39 with

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