Top-seeded McIntosh, Mount Zion boys upset in 4-AAAAA quarterfinals

McIntosh and sixth-ranked Mount Zion-Jonesboro, the boys regular-season subregion champions in 4-AAAAA, were upset in the region tournament quarterfinals at Ola on Monday and will not advance to the state tournament.

Subregion A champion Mount Zion was knocked off 62-57 by Creekside, the No. 4 seed from subregion B. Mount Zion won 71-62 when the teams met during the regular season on Dec. 4.

McIntosh, the top seed from subregion B, lost 40-33 to Northgate, the No. 5 seed from subregion B. McIntosh beat Northgate twice during the regular season by a combined 22 points.

Creekside (9-15) and Northgate (9-15) both won two games in three days to reach the semifinals.

Starr’s Mill is the highest seed remaining in the tournament. The Panthers, the No. 2 seed behind McIntosh in subregion B, will face Creekside in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Northgate will face Whitewater in the other semifinal at 5:30 p.m. Friday. All four teams will advance to the state tournament.

Whitewater, the No. 3 seed from subregion B, advanced with a 73-48 upset of subregion A No. 2 seed Drew on Monday.

4 comments Add your comment

Hubert Green

February 12th, 2013
7:00 am

There are only 7-9 games that count in high school basketball, starting with the region tournament; nothing else matters. Championships are won on the defensive end; no off days for defense. Another one of my favorite sayings is no time for rest; play your best. You get a long time to rest if you lose.

Andre Elam

February 12th, 2013
10:29 am

Watch out for Whitewate they are playing very well at the right time of the season. Phil Cofer 6′8/F and Darius Sharpe 6′3/CG finally got their chemistry to mix, so they are play championship bball.

rmbuck1

February 12th, 2013
2:02 pm

The bar is set. Pressure is on every 1 and 2 seed to win their games. No time to lay back and cruise or have one bad game. It’s showtime, and if you don’t show up, you go home. If you are over confident and thinking it should be an easy stepping stone to the next game, you might just go home. The lower seeds have nothing to lose, just go out and play with heart and you see what could happen.

South Georgia Coach

February 14th, 2013
9:34 am

If this was A instead of AAAAA McIntosh & Mount Zion would still probably make the state tournament. While only one of the teams from Creekside and Northgate would have a chance to make it, and only if they win the region tournament.