Wow, What a Championship!!! It was a great week of GHSA Championship basketball at the Macon Coliseum. Fifteen teams winning state titles, one for the 8th time, one for the 7th time, one for the 5th time, one for a three peat, and some for the first time. The best time of all was had by the Morgan County boys and girls teams who won the boy-girl daily double which is a rare one-two punch. And no one had a better week than Morgan County girls basketball coach Josh Reeves who added a baby boy to the family on Tuesday, and whose team won a state title on Saturday. In Class A Public, Turner County won the first girl’s title in school history and a big tip of the cap to coach Tasha Kimble who led the girl’s team to the championship and coached the boy’s team to the semi-finals. In Class A Private two schools were involved in both the boys and girls games. St. Francis beat Greenforest Christian to win the girl’s title, while the Greenforest Christian guys beat St Francis to win the boy’s title. In Class 2A, Holy Innocents’ edged 11 time state champion Wesleyan in a 66-64 overtime thriller, while the Pace Academy boys won their first state title beating Manchester, behind the tremendous play of Wendell Carter Junior. In Class 4A, the Americus-Sumpter girls won the first title in school history, though Americus High School won the title an even fifty years earlier. In the boys 4A finale, Liberty County defeated the two time defending champs, the Jonesboro Cardinals. In Class 5A, The Southwest Dekalb girls won a fifth state title since 2008, winning a 49-48 thriller over Winder-Barrow. In the boys finals, the Miller Grove Wolverines won their 7th state title in a 50-48 barn burner over Allatoona. IN Class 6A, coach Phyllis Arthur’s McEachern team won for the third time in a row, and the 4th in five years, beating Tucker, 71-51. The boys 6A game went to overtime before Westlake outlasted Pebblebrook, 68-58. In the adaptive sports wheelchair championship game, Houston County defeated Gwinnett County, 40-23. It was a great three day basketball extravaganza of baskets, blocks, and buzzer beaters. GPB Sports was proud to bring you over 30 hours of wall to wall coverage of the GHSA boys and girls state basketball championships.