By Craig Sager
Battle of the States (Hiawassee)
Dawson County 62, Murphy County 22: In the championship game Dawson County rolled to victory. Will Anglin had a team high 26 points, outscoring Murphy County by himself. Teammate Tyler Dominy scored 7 points for the Tigers and was named the tournament MVP. Dawson County remains a perfect 13-0.
Big Red Shootout (Gainesville)
Chattahoochee 59, Parkview 48: Markus Terry continued his impressive scoring exhibition by dropping 24 points in the 3rd place game of the shootout.
Lake City Classic (Allatoona)
Alexander 68, Central Gwinnett 63: In the Championship game Central Gwinnett fell short despite strong games from teammates Shaun Jones and Brian Egejuru. Jones scored 20 points and Egejuru scored 10. The duo earned all tournament honors, but Alexander was able to take home the hardware.
McDonalds Invitational (Tift County)
Archer 57, Marist 55: Two clutch free throws from Archer’s Randall Smith with 3.2 seconds remaining proved enough to stamp the win for the Tigers. Smith finished with a game high 26 points and teammate Nafis Floyd scored 10 points. Marist standout Quinton Stephens scored 25 in the loss.
Union Grove Holiday Tournament
Woodland Henry 62, Locust Grove 33: In the 3rd place game of the Tournament Mark Bussey provided the victorious Wolfpack with an 18 point performance. Woodland Henry was able to distance themselves early in the second half from their 29-19 halftime lead.
Woodward Academy 73, Monticello 61: Solomon Mangham recorded a monster of a championship game for the victorious War Eagles. Mangham scored 25 points while hauling in 15 rebounds. Teammate Trey Williams scored 15 points as Woodward Academy grabs 1st place of the Union Grove Holiday Tournament.