The Newnan Times-Herald


High School playoffs resume

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Feb. 14, 2019 - 4:50 PM

The Central Lady Crusaders have turned into a basketball dynasty with in the GICAA.

Head coach Justin Stephens’ club has won four-straight state titles and is currently riding a 74-game winning streak.

The Lady Crusaders have to go back to December of 2015 to find their last lost when they fell to Skipstone Academy 53-34.

Tonight they begin their next playoff quest as they take on Peachtree Academy at home in a 7 p.m. tip off.

Central’s girls head into the playoffs with a region title and a 16-0 record.

It’s all part of a busy  weekend playoff schedule for local high school basketball teams.

The Central boys basketball team also won its region and finished with a 15-2 record.

Central’s boys team will play the winner of the Covington Academy and Miller’s Military Academy Saturday at 3 p.m.

In the region championship game against Harveser, the Lady Crusaders were led by Piston Brinson’s 15 points. Ana Carter added 14.

In the boys game against  Arlington,   Antwon Ferrell led Central with 30, Jordan Brown added 17 and Zach Obi 11.

In other games, the East Coweta boys and girls head to McEachern for a first-round doubleheader.

The Lady Indians play at 6 and the boys at 7:30.

The boys are coming off a disappointing performance at last week’s Region 2-7A tournament and travel to No. 1-ranked and 26-0 McEachern.

The Indians entered last week’s tournament with with a 24-1 record, and a region regular season title, but fell to Westlake and Pebblebrook to earn the No. 4 seed.

East Coweta’s girls also earned the No. 4 seed after finishing the season with an 8-18 record.

The Lady Indians clinched a spot in the playoffs with a two-point win against rival Newnan at last week’s region tournament.

McEachern enters first round of the tournament with a 16-9 record.

The Trinity Lions are headed to the Class A-private school tournament in their first year of GHSA competition.

Trinity finished the regular season with an 11-14 record and travels to Wesleyan for a game tonight at 6 p.m.

Wesleyan enters the first-round with an 18-7 record.

After winning first round GISA games, both Heritage teams move on to the Elite 8 at Stratford Academy.

Both teams beat Deerfield-Windsor in the first round with the girls winning 37-35 and the boys rolling to a 68-40 victory to move on to 

The Lady Hawks play Frederica today at 7:30, while the boys play Loganville Saturday at 3.