Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Dec 29, 2018
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Atlanta, GA- The Varsity boys basketball team competed in the Tournament of Champions Classic at Wheeler High School from the 27th through 29th for the third straight year. In this tournament the boys faced off against 7A state champion Meadowcreek and also against Lithonia and North Atlanta High School.
The Gatos first game of the tournament was against Meadowcreek, a team that features 5 Division 1 college basketball players. The Gators got off to an early 8-2 lead before a strong run by Meadowcreek in the second and third quarters put the game out of reach. The Gators would outscore Meadowcreek in the 4th quarter but ultimately lose 63-48.
On the second day of the tournament the Gators faced off against a strong Lithonia team and was able to come away with a 49-48 victory snapping a 4 game losing streak the Gators had been on since the middle of December.
On the final day of the tournament the Gators played North Atlanta High School in the fifth place game. The Gators got off to a strong start leading up until midway through the second quarter. North Atlanta High School’s Messiah Thompson went on a tear scoring 47 points and rarely missing from the field as North Atlanta would go on to win the game 74-60. The Gators were able to pull within 6 in the final minutes, but free throws pushed the final margin to 14.
The boys will be back in action on the 8th of January as they take on Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School to start region play.