Sandy Creek falls 52-51 in Final Four heartbreaker

Sandy Creek was one play away from dethroning the Class AAAA defending champs, the Upson-Lee Knights, on Friday night.

After having the Knights on the ropes all game, it came down to the final 9.4 seconds in regulation. The Patriots were down a point and had left everything on the floor. They just needed one more shot at history.

Patriots’ junior forward TJ Bickerstaff was entrusted with the last shot. In the waning moments, Bickerstaff drove around a high screen and roll to get to one of his favorite spots on the floor. As he gathered into his shooting motion, (more…)

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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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