Saturday, February 27, 2010
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MILLEDGEVILLE -- Southwest Georgia went 2-for-2 on Saturday in GISA State Championship games.
The Deerfield-Windsor boys basketball team downed Tattnall Square -- for the third time this year -- by the final of 56-41 in the Class AAA title game, while earlier Saturday, the Terrell ACademy girls defeated Fullington Academy -- also for the third time this season --- by a final of 45-42, on a last-second shot by sophomore Alex Barfield for back-to-back Class A crowns.
Barfield, who finished with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer with under five seconds as the Lady Eagles defeated Fullington, which they also beat in last year's championship game. Millie Foster, a junior, led the way with 16 points for TAE.
For the Knights, their season ends at 28-1 -- and with the school's first state crown in boys basketball since 2003. It comes with a collective sigh of relief from Knights faithful, who had to endure four straight Final Fours -- and two straight title games --- without a championship before lucky No. 5 came through Saturday night.
Senior Michael Matthews, who had been on two of those teams that lost in the state title games the last two years, led the way with 23 points.
--- Full stories in Sunday's Herald