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 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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