U-Save-It Classic Recap

Night one for the host team Albany High School as they won in overtime against Cedar Grove. / Jon Benson

For the second oldest high school basketball tournament in the state, this weekend explains why the tradition has continued for so long. With games going into overtime thrillers and some with comeback wins that no one saw coming. Day two has wrapped up at the U-Save-It Pharmacy Classic, hosted by Albany High School. The 12 team tournament has been more exciting than anyone had hoped.

Starting with Day one on Friday on December 20th, with the Lee County Trojans, who beat Early County and never trailed 73-63. The Westover Patriots took to the hardwood against Manchester and having no problem with a 82-71 victory. Then the Dougherty County Trojans played a tough Statesboro team and falling to the Blue Devils 66-46.

The host team finally got on the court and winning in an overtime thriller against Cedar Grove 66-65. Finally, after a long day one, Monroe wrapped it up against North Clayton with a comeback victory 45-40.

Day two started out much of the same as day one, with great games all day and two other schools got a chance to finally play. Tipping off the day was the Albany Indians who faced off against North Clayton with a "W" for the Indians 64-55. Later Lee County fell into action against Cedar Grove and the Trojans got off to a late start in the second half and falling to the Saints 48-39.

The Monroe Tornadoes trying to earn another victory, but this time falling to Manchester, who cashed in their first win with a huge 18 point comeback 67-65.

The final two games for the day, starting with the Westover Patriots facing off against Randolph-Clay and the Red Devils, and once again the Patriots won 47-39. To wrap up the day Dougherty County High School battled it out to a very tough Lovejoy team and loss 62-44.

The first two days are all wrapped up and will continue once again on December 23rd at one o'clock with the Albany Indians facing off against Randolph-Clay, who are seeking their first win of the tournament.