This weekend in Macon, four of Cobb’s high schools will be competing for State Basketball Championships as they participate in the final games of this year’s high school basketball season.
On the girls’ side of the action, the McEachern Lady Indians will go toe-to-toe with the Norcross Lady Blue Devils for the Girls Class AAAAAA State Basketball Championship at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Macon Coliseum in Macon, GA. McEachern enters the Championship Game with an overall record of 24-6 and as runners-up in Region 4-AAAAAA to fellow Cobb school Osborne High. Their victories in the State Tournament include wins over Douglas County, South Forsyth, Mountain View and a thrilling win against Archer in the State Semifinals. The Lady Indians are led by Head Coach Phyllis Arthur.
The Alllatoona Buccaneers will represent Cobb in the Boys Class AAAAA State Basketball Championship Game against the Brunswick Pirates tonight at 8:45 p.m. in the Macon Coliseum. The Bucs will begin the night with an incredible record of 29-2 on the season and a Region 5-AAAAA Regular Season and Tournament Championship under their belts. Allatoona went a perfect 18-0 in region play this season and defeated Mays, LaGrange, Coffee County and Warner Robbins en route to the State Championship Game. Head Coach Markus Hood leads the Bucs into battle against the Pirates in what is sure to be a swashbuckling season finale.
The Boys Class AAAAAA State Basketball Championship Game will be an “All-Cobb” affair. The Pebblebrook Falcons will take on the Wheeler Wildcats Saturday at 8:45 p.m. in the Macon Coliseum. Pebblebrook enters the game with a 27-5 record, having gone unbeaten in 14 games of region play, claiming a Regular Season and Tournament Region 3-AAAAAA Championship. The Falcons defeated Kennesaw Mountain, Pope, Norcross and Shilow along the way to the State Championship Game. The Falcons are currently ranked as the top team in the state. They are led by Head Coach George Washington.
Wheeler’s Wildcats enter the championship showdown with a 29-2 overall record, also going undefeated in 16 region games, earning a Regular Season and Tournament Region 5-AAAAAA Championship. They’ve defeated Centennial, Newton, Douglas County and Tucker to earn a spot in the title game. They currently sit one spot behind Pebblebrook as the second-ranked team in the state of Georgia. The Wildcats also feature ESPN and Rivals.com’s top high school senior basketball recruit in this year’s class, small forward Jaylen Brown. Wheeler is coached by Doug Lipscomb. Join us as we cheer on all four of these fantastic teams, players and coaches vying for the top prize in the state! It’s shaping up to be a great weekend for Cobb Basketball!