Fort Valley – Trevin Joseph scored 30 points and Isaiah Dennis 24 for No. 1 Eagle’s Landing (27-5), which took control of the game with an 18-5 run over the last five minutes of the third period, then outscored South Atlanta (27-5) 28-8 in the fourth to earn their first appearance in the state final.
Eagle’s Landing opened the game with a 12-0 run, keyed by five points each from Joseph and Eric Wortham, who finished with 13 points.
South Atlanta trailed 23-14 midway through the second period before putting up a 14-2 run to take the lead.
South Atlanta led by as many as five in the early stages of the third before Joseph and Dennis got untracked. The pair combined for 36 second-half points for Eagle’s Landing, making its third straight semifinals appearance. They’ve been eliminated in the semifinals each of the past two years by Columbia, whom they’ll face with the championship on the line.
Naquavious King scored 18 for South Atlanta (27-5).