Sandy Creek splits Sweet 16 matchups

Sandy Creek continued its redemption odyssey through the Class AAAA state tournament with a 73-52 win over the Stephens County Indians on Thursday night. However, it wasn’t easy considering the magnitude of hosting a Sweet 16 game at home.

Despite a raucous crowd, the Patriots started the game slow and out of sync. They failed to create ball movement, secure rebounds and play as a unit. After a quick 5 points from senior Jarred Godfrey, the Patriots found themselves in an early hole.

Stephens County was more aggressive and battered Sandy Creek inside with sheer strength. Senior power forward De’Undra (more…)

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Sandy Creek sweeps Cartersville in region doubleheader

Bickerstaff leads Patriots to key region victory 

Sandy Creek learned a valuable lesson against Cartersville in early January. After falling 62-58 in a tough road loss, the Patriots found out that they needed to play four full quarters to beat their Region 5-AAAA counterparts.

On Friday, Sandy Creek got their chance for retribution against Cartersville in a return matchup on their home floor. This time the No 5 Patriots dispatched the No. 4 Hurricanes 78-52 behind a sensational night from junior forward T.J. Bickerstaff.

T.J. Bickerstaff rises over defenders as Sandy Creek defeats Cartersville 78-52 on Friday night. (Staff Photo (more…)

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