No. 4 North Gwinnett’s season ends on Meadowcreek buzzer-beater

North Gwinnett, the fourth-ranked team in Class AAAAAA, is done for the season – no thanks to a 3-point shot at the buzzer from Meadowcreek’s Terrance Snelling.

In the upset of the post-season so far, Meadowcreek defeated North Gwinnett 57-55 on Wednesday in the Region 7-AAAAAA boys tournament. It was the quarterfinals, meaning the winner gets one of the four state-playoff berths from the region. The loser is out. North Gwinnett’s promising season ends despite a 19-6 record.

Meadowcreek (9-17) trailed 45-34 toward the end of the third quarter when Snelling made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to pull his Mustangs within eight points entering the final period.

Meadowcreek plays eighth-ranked Peachtree Ridge on Friday. The semifinals and finals determine the order the teams will be seeded for the state tournament. Meadowcreek will be going for the first time since 2010..

The only other ranked teams that have been eliminated from the state tournament this week are Mount Zion of Jonesboro (No. 6 boys in AAAAA) and Creekview (No. 6 girls in AAAAA).

Mount Zion lost to Creekside in the 4-AAAAA tournament. Creekview lost to Sprayberry in the Region 7-AAAAA tournament.

13 comments Add your comment

Tha Truth

February 14th, 2013
2:33 pm

Looks like Stackhouse Elite will start practice on Monday


February 14th, 2013
3:55 pm

LOL. That’s a good one Truth.

Hubert Green

February 15th, 2013
6:52 am

I was going to add that maybe Stackhouse could adopt five more players. Of course Milton was the only basketball program to have transfers in Georgia. Right? Someone told me, and this could be an exaggeration, but that there isn’t a single player on Norcross’s roster that did not transfer in. At least Milton won.


February 15th, 2013
8:10 am

At least, with the whole team living together, they will have plenty of shoulders to cry on.

Jimmy Baron

February 15th, 2013
8:19 am

Terribly written article. So the Snelling kid made two end-of-quarter buzzer-beaters? What exactly happened in the 4th qtr. to set up the game winning three?

Tha Truth

February 15th, 2013
8:33 am

H Green… Norcross had five transfers this year…four of them start….in their defense, at least they are not an entire AAU team transferring in…AND ALL OF THEM START AT NORTH !!…..Tha Truth Hurts

the future

February 15th, 2013
8:44 am

Yeah a win for North Gwinnett would have been nice, however for all you simple minded people that think in the now…..Stackhouse Elite will be just fine. Look to see where each of them are in their lives in 5 years, then look in the mirror and see where you are. Something to think about!!!

the future

February 15th, 2013
9:04 am

@ tha truth.. yes North is an AAU team however not tranfers.. To transfer means you went to one school then moved to another. They started freshman year last year @ North so technically not transfer, came straight from middle school.


February 15th, 2013
10:38 am

I made the comment the other day about teams with credible records going down. The region tournament games are the best thing in the season. One bad night and it could be all over for those who do not secure the automatic birth by winning their region. This also cast light on the lesser covered teams as they do the unthinkable. Kudo’s to Meadowcreek, since no one is giving them any.


February 15th, 2013
11:17 am

Technically not transfers..true, but do any of their real families live within the cluster? Where do the kids live on the weekends? The guardianship rules need to be looked into.


February 15th, 2013
2:15 pm

Why call out North when several school are cheating, no matter if its one of five players! Call out everyone! Guess your kids got cut.


February 15th, 2013
5:59 pm

They have two transfer from Whitfield Ac.

Terrance Snelling

February 16th, 2013
9:44 pm

To give congrats or other recognitions to Terrance Snelling email