GHSA Championship Game Recaps – A-D2 & 4A
MACON, GA – The 4-day extravaganza that is the GHSA Finals got rolling last night with the A-D2 and 4A Boys Finals.
We recap what we saw below:
By: Keith Agran
A-D2 – CHARLTON COUNTY 36, WILKINSON COUNTY 40
SUMMARY: Wilco waited all the way to the 4th quarter to finally pull ahead in the low-scoring contest, but hung on to capture its 11th state title. Rising 2025 big man Elyiss Williams of Charlton County fouling out late in the 4th was certainly a turning point after scoring 10pts and cleaning up on the glass, and the Warriors took advantage holding CCHS scoreless from that point on, with a 5-0 run to finish off the game. Kwaveon Hill had 12pts to lead the winners, while Justin Stanley added 11. Jarvis Wright had 10pts for Charlton.
4A – FAYETTE COUNTY 44, PACE ACADEMY 66
SUMMARY: As we’ve noted some of the best defensive teams in the state over this past winter, the name Pace didn’t come up enough, and that’s an egregious oversight. The discipline and drilling that goes into how they suffocate opponents were on display in their win over a Fayette team that had rattled off 13 straight wins and was playing some really solid basketball coming in. A critical 8-0 run to open the 3rd quarter turned a 7-pt cushion into 15, and they never really looked back clamping down on the Tigers. A combined 42 points from the junior tandem of LJ Moore (23pts) and KJ Greene Jr (19pts) set the tone, as both star 2024’s were particularly clutch and sound in the 2nd half when it mattered, delivering Coach Sharman White his 3rd title at Pace and 10th overall in his stellar coaching career. Robert Hurst led FCHS with 12 points.
Keith Agran has lived in Georgia since 2011 and joined OTR as a National Evaluator in 2021. He previously scouted for Prep Hoops dating back to 2019, and also spent 3 years as a sports writer at two newspapers in New Jersey. After a championship-coaching background on the HS-level also in NJ, he accepted the Girl’s Basketball Head Coaching position in May 2022 at Mt Bethel Christian Academy and now balances scouting and coaching still with a keen eye on talent around the region. You can reach him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @BracketSage.