GHSA Championship Game Previews – March 11
MACON, GA – The 4-day extravaganza that is the GHSA Finals concludes today with the A-D1 and 7A boys finals.
We set the stage a bit:
By: Keith Agran
A-D1 – KING’S RIDGE (22-10) VS MOUNT PISGAH (23-8)
OUTLOOK: The dominance of Region 6 in A-D1 on full display with two from that deep region competing for the boys and two more powers St Francis and Galloway facing off on the girls side. Don’t be fooled by KRCS’s record, they’ve played a highly competitive schedule and are right now playing at their best behind coach-on-the-floor guard Isaac Martin and a senior-laden veteran bunch that returns to the finals after dropping a nail-biter in Macon a year ago to Greenforest. Pisgah star 2025 Micah Tucker has battled injuries to still lead this bunch to the Coliseum, but don’t sleep on the massive contributions the Pats have gotten from their unsung other pieces.
KINGS’ RIDGE KEY GUYS: Isaac Martin (Sr, G), Micah Hoover (Sr, F), Zak Thomas (Sr, G), Jack Thomas (Sr, G)
MOUNT PISGAH KEY GUYS: Micah Tucker (So, G), Grant Randall (Sr, F), Tyson Pittman (Jr, G), Max Tucker (Jr, F)
7A – CHEROKEE (25-6) vs WHEELER (25-6)
OUTLOOK: A bit of a Cinderella run for the Warriors despite an impressive season propelled by their senior-dominated and talented lineup. Pace and 3-balls have been the recipe for CHS, but they’ll have to be careful about a shootout with national power Wheeler. For the Wildcats, National POY Isaiah Collier is only one piece you have to deal with on a squad brimming with current D1 signees and future ones as well. Wheeler has rattle off 16 straight, and hasn’t lost to a GA-opponent this season.
CHEROKEE KEY GUYS: Cam Pope (Sr, G), Tayden Owens (Sr, G), Mason Bennett (Sr, G), Dastin Hart (Sr, F)
ALEXANDER KEY GUYS: Isaiah Collier (Sr, G), Arrinten Page (Sr, F), Jelani Hamilton (Sr, G), Ricky McKenzie (Jr, G)
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.
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