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Brackets set for East Coweta boys and Newnan girls at GHSA Class 7A tournament

  • By Doug Gorman
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  • Feb. 10, 2020 - 4:46 PM

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Brackets set for East Coweta boys and Newnan girls at GHSA Class 7A tournament

The Newnan Times-Herald

The East Coweta boys and Newnan girls basketball teams will open play in the GHSA Class 7A state tournament later this week after punching their tickets to the big dance.

Trinity’s girls and boys basketball teams are still waiting to finalize their Class A private school schedule at the state tournament after some of the region finals were postponed in the northern part of the state on Saturday because of snow.

The East Coweta boys open at Walton Friday, while the Newnan girls play at Cherokee County Friday.

Tip off times for the games will be announced later this week.

East Coweta enters the Class 7A boys tournament as the No. 3 seed out of Region 2 7A.

The Indians enter the tournament with an 18-9 record.

East Coweta fell to Pebblebrook 67-64 in the region tournament before knocking off Westlake 83-68 in the third-place game on Saturday.

Walton enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed out of Region 4.

The Raiders are 16-12 overall.

Walton lost to Cherokee County 64-49 in the region finals.

In girls action, Newnan returns to the state tournament for the first time since 2015 when it takes on 25-2 Cherokee.

Cherokee comes into the game with a No. 3-ranking in the Class 7A poll.

The Lady Warriors beat Roswell 64-22 in the Region 4 7A finals.

Newnan has had one of its best seasons in recent memory under first-year head coach Shani Jones, who has led the Lady Cougars to an 11-16 record.

The 11-win season matches the win total from the 2016-17 season.

The Lady Cougars are headed back to state for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

Newnan lost to Lowndes in the first round the last time they went to state.