Fayette County boys and girls region basketball champs

Sun, 02/18/2007 - 9:28am
By: Michael Boylan

The Fayette County varsity boys basketball team defeated McIntosh 66-45 on Friday and defeated Westlake 72-68 on Saturday to win the region 2-AAAA championship. Noel Johnson had 18 against the Chiefs and 25 against Westlake to be the team's leading scorer in those two games.

The Lady Tigers beat Woodward Academy 40-37 on Friday and Westlake 69-65 in four overtimes on Saturday. Fayette County trailed Westlake by 15 at the half and 13 entering the fourth quarter but a 17-4 run tied it at the end of regulation and the Lady Tigers refused to lose. Tessah Holt scored 26 in the win over Westlake.

Landmark Christian's Lady War Eagles also won a region title, defeating Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy 51-48 for the region 5-A title. It was the team's 16th win in a row. Christian Hunnicutt scored 21 points and her sister, Diamond, added 20.

Sandy Creek's Lady Patriots lost to Carrollton 41-33 in the region 6-AAA final.

All four teams will have home games to start the state playoffs this Friday.

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Submitted by Bud Man on Mon, 02/19/2007 - 3:14pm.

Congratulations to both Fayette County Tigers and the Lady Tigers for winning the Region 2-AAAA title. I went to every game (both girls and boys) and can honestly say that was some of the best basketball I have ever seen. The Lady Tigers incredible come from behind victory in 4-OT’s was one for the ages. Sophomore Tessah Holt is an awesome player and has a bright future ahead of her, but this win was a total team effort. A lot of credit goes to Sasha Sims. The freshman forward really handled Westlake’s inside threat, Tamika Willis, who eventually fouled out. On the boy’s side, Noel Johnson is incredible to watch. His overall basketball skills and knowledge of the game are far beyond his sophomore years. Watching Cuincy Carruthers and Derrick Walker get into a shooting rhythm and Brandon Boykin handling the ball (not to mention seeing him soar through the air with another two-handed jam!) was a delight to all the Tiger fans inside McIntosh’s gym. Speaking of McIntosh, thanks (and congratulations as well to the boys, way to go Chiefs!!) for hosting a great tournament. I never missed a game. That’s a great place to have a tournament. I also want to congratulate the Sandy Creek girls. Last but not least, congrats to the Whitewater boys for also going to the state tournament. But remember one thing Wildcats: There truly is only one cat in town, and they wear the black and gold of Fayette County! GO TIGERS!!!!!!


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Submitted by Tug13 on Wed, 02/21/2007 - 11:06am.

Good reporting Bud. One thing, your last sentence gets several people on here upset. You might omit that one.
Although the Tigers were the first cats in town, there are two more! Smiling

Go Tigers!

Submitted by nwforkids on Mon, 02/19/2007 - 10:11am.

Thanks for a wonderful, exciting, and well played championship game.
Looking forward to the first round playoffs this weekend.
Good Job Coach Flynn!!!

Good Luck also to WhiteWater and McIntosh boys and also Starr's Mills and Sandy Creek Girls!

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Submitted by Tug13 on Mon, 02/19/2007 - 9:12am.

Congratulations Tigers boys and girls teams!
Great job coach Andre Flynn!

Also congratulations to McIntosh and WHS! Smiling

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Submitted by chippie on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 10:45am.

Can't say it enough - Congratulations to the FCHS Tigers and Lady Tigers!!! The Lady Tigers won after 4 OTs!

Gotta give props to Flynn's Fanatics for cheering the teams on to victory!

We are so very proud of all of you, and will continue to be during the state playoffs, too! Way to go FCHS Tigers!

Submitted by Proud2BWcat on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 12:43pm.

Good job Tigers, good luck in the state tournament!

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