Photos from Tuesday night's Gwinnett County Middle School basketball finals, featuring Dacula vs. Trickum boys and McConnell vs. Pinckneyville girls.
Dacula used its size to beat Trickum 55-40 for the Gwinnett County boys middle school basketball championship.
Surviving loaded Region 8-AAAAAAA was a huge challenge in itself for the Archer boys basketball team, which used that experience to pull off a first-round upset in the state tournament.
The second-round Class AAAAAAA boys/girls state tournament doubleheader between Grayson and Norcross feature two top-10 clashes.
Benjamin, who missed the Region 7-AAAAAAA final, had 17 points to lead all scorers and helped the Mustangs to a 57-37 victory over Duluth.
The Grayson Rams boys basketball team cruised 84-43 over Forsyth Central in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA playoffs on their home floor Saturday.
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Office of Athletics, Student Activities and Community Schools will host its Athlete/Parent Informational Night on Wednesday at Peachtree Ridge High School’s theater.
The list of school firsts grew for Discovery High School on Friday in the opening round of the Class AAAAAAA boys basketball state tournament.
For the second straight basketball season, Miller Grove gave Buford’s boys a tough time in the state playoffs. The Wolves came out on the winning side this time, though.
Hebron Christian's boys basketball team recorded the program's first state playoff win Friday night, defeating Darlington 57-47 in the Class A first round.
Norcross’ boys fights off a tough challenge from Mountain View to pull away for a 76-58 win in the first round of the Class AAAAAAA state basketball tournament.
Tough late defense helps Wesleyan’s boys overcome free-throw woes and hang on to beat Trinity Christian in the first round of the Class A (Private) state basketball tournament.
After withstanding its second challenge from Osborne this basketball season, the Dacula Middle boys are where they feel they belong — in the Gwinnett County Middle School finals.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Bay Creek Middle School hit three of its previous four free throws to take a 46-43 lead over Trickum Middle School with roughly 20 seconds left.
Gwinnett’s qualifying girls and boys basketball teams are catching their collective breath and bracing themselves for the GHSA state tournament, which tips off this weekend.
It clinched the first region title for the Grayson boys basketball program, making Saturday night’s sweep a historic one for both first-time champions when for years Grayson’s basketball programs lacked a history or tradition of winning.
Discovery’s Leslie Nkereuwem and Collins Hill’s Javyn Nicholson were named players of the year on All-Region 6-AAAAAAA Basketball Team, which was released Saturday by the league’s coaches.
Meadowcreek’s Jamir Chaplin and Norcross’ Morgan Robinson-Nwagwu were voted as the Region 7-AAAAAAA basketball players of the year by the region’s head coaches.
Lanier’s basketball program racked up some of the top awards on the All-Region 8-AAAAAA Basketball Team, released recently by the league’s coaches.
Meadowcreek’s boys get a buzzer-beater from Jammonie Watkins-Causey to beat Norcross 46-44 in overtime for the Region 7-AAAAAAA tournament championship.
Discovery's boys basketball program became both the first in school history to win a region championship, as well as the first to qualify for the state playoffs.
The Grayson Rams trailed early but seldom in their 79-61 win over the Archer Tigers in the Region 8-AAAAAAA boys basketball semifinals.
The Newton boys basketball team dominated the Generals for a six-minute stretch in the second quarter and expanded a four-point lead to 14 points at halftime. Shiloh came within four points with 3:47 left in the game, but the ghosts of the second quarter doomed the Generals to a 66-57 loss at Grayson High School in the Region 8-AAAAAAA semifinals.
Over the final 6:21, the Bulldogs scored the games’ next five points to take re-gain a 7-point lead and held on down the stretch for an electrifying three-point win, 50-47 to not only reach Saturday’s region finals against Grayson but to also clinch its first home playoff game in more than a decade.
Parkview’s girls, Berkmar’s boys come up with victories in the third-place games of the Region 7-AAAAAAA basketball tournament.
Peachtree Ridge’s boys basketball team gets to play for the Region 6-AAAAAAA Tournament on its home floor after Thursday night’s 47-34 victory over Duluth in the semifinals.
The win grants Archer back-to-back state playoffs appearances. The Tigers advance into the region semifinals to face tournament host Grayson at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
Meadowcreek’s boys used a renewed defensive philosophy to beat Berkmar 53-35 in the semifinals of the Region 7-AAAAAAA basketball tournament.
Four days after a low point in their basketball season, the Mountain View Bears were in celebration, and back in the win column.
By defeating No. 3 seed Mill Creek 53-48 at Peachtree Ridge, No. 6 seed Duluth also secured its berth in the state tournament. Mill Creek finished 13-13, and its season is over.
Berkmar’s boys basketball team used strong defense and balanced offense to rout Lakeside-DeKalb 55-32 in a Region 7-AAAAAAA basketball tournament quarterfinal.
Unsung heroes step up to help Parkview’s boys basketball team earn its first state tournament berth since 2008 with a 57-44 win over rival Brookwood in a Region 7-AAAAAAA basketball quarterfinal game.