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).