|DeKalb wins big at state basketball championship|
|Friday, 15 March 2013 02:13|
Led by Miller Grove High School’s boys five-time champion basketball squad, DeKalb County was in the spotlight on March 7-9 in Macon. Four other teams from DeKalb made it to the top, claiming state championships for their schools and athletic programs.
The winning squads were: The Columbia girls, Greenforest boys, Miller Grove boys, Southwest DeKalb girls and St. Pius X girls, winning state titles in their perspective classes.
The Columbia Lady Eagles started off the winning after beating Sandy Creek’s girls 38-37 in the Class AAAA state title game. The Eagles screeched away with a win for its second consecutive state title and third in four seasons. They won the Class AAA title in 2010 and 2012.
The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers won its fourth state title in school history on March 8 after beating the Miller Grove Lady Wolverines 56-52 in the Class AAAAA girls’ high school basketball state championship.
The Miller Grove Wolverines made history when the team became the first in state history to win five consecutive basketball state titles. Miller Grove defeated Gainesville 61-57 in the Class AAAAA state championship game.
Now with a state ring for each finger on one hand, Miller Grove’s Coach Sharman White said this year winning the state championship was a special task.
“This championship defines the true definition of teamwork: It took all of our guys buying in to take home the win,” said Coach White. “These guys wear that purple with so much pride. This fifth title is a testament of hard work and dedication paying off. I’m honored to coach them.”
Other winning DeKalb teams included the boys Eagles squad of Greenforest Christian Academy, who defeated St. Francis Schools 55-41 and the St. Pius X Lady Golden Lions, who defeated Dawson County 77-55. Both winning teams played on March 9.
|Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 02:19|