Final Look Back

Dougherty County Trojans shaking hands after their big win over Early County. / Jon Benson

It has been a roller coaster ride of high school basketball games, but like all good things they must go to an end. The final day of the U-Save-It Pharmacy Classic wrapped up nicely with some last minute wins.

Starting the day off was the Albany Indians who faced off against a Randolph-Clay team seeking their first win of the tournament. This game came down to the final seconds, and Albany gave up a big lead to allow the Red Devils to comeback and win with a clutch three point shot. Giving Randolph-Clay the victory 62-61 over the Indians.

Next game to follow was the Monroe Tornadoes taking on the Lovejoy Wildcats. This defensive game was perfect for the Tornadoes who never trailed in the first half, and it proved to pay off with a win, beating the wildcats 44-28. Then the Dougherty Trojans who were seeking their first win of the tournament and they got it. The offense turned it on when they reached the fourth quarter the Trojans had an 18 point lead over the Early County Bobcats, while managing to hang on with a 88-62 win.

For the 5:30 game, Westover was trying to remain perfect as they would face off against the Cedar Grove Saints. At halftime the Patriots held on to a close lead over the Saints 31-29, and held on for the win 80-67.

Finally, taking to the hardwood and closing out the tournament were the Lee County Trojans who battled it out against Manchester. Manchester kept it close going into halftime, down only by four 34-38, but could not hold on as Lee County would win 76-64.