Championship Recaps

5th grade boys: Milton Eagles 47 North Gwinnett 23
There was no slowing down the Eagles this season as they finished the GYBA with a perfect 14-0 record. The Eagles had a dominant run as the majority of their games finished with a double digit margin of victory as they came into Sunday’s championship. In a game that had similar results to many of the ones before, Milton was led in part by 16 points from Jahari Simmons and 8 points from Christian Edwards. 
5th/6th grade girls: Marist War Eagles 27 Mill Creek Hawks 15
After two close finishes in their opening round games, Mill Creek came up short to a Marist group that were winning their games by a comfortable margin. Both teams were the favorites throughout the season with only 3 losses combined. Janki proved to be a difficult cover for the Hawks as she exploded for a barrage of points throughout each quarter of play. The War Eagles defense was stifling down the line as they held Mill Creek to 7 second half points. 
6th grade boys: Milton Eagles-Red 39 GAC Spartans 33
The Milton Eagles handed GAC their first loss of the season in a game that provided many moments to remember. GAC featured two different dynamic scorers as Adrian Hughes and Kenneth Braswell had solid scoring spurts throughout. It wasn’t enough to overcome Miltons well balanced approach as the Eagles had 4 players in double figures. The balance from the Eagles resulted in a narrow championship win as they capped off an undefeated season with gold.  
7th grade boys:Johns Creek Gladiators 39 West Forsyth Wolverines 26 
A 8 point fourth quarter from Christian Cooper and a monster 17 point effort from Devin Hutcherson was enough to push John’s Creek over a talented West Forsyth team. McCall’s 11 points helped keep West Forsyth competitive throughout the game but the Gladiators firepower was too much to overcome. John’s Creeks defense also proved to be formidable as they held West Forsyth to 4 fourth quarter points.
7th/8th grade girls: Archer 43 Grayson 42
The 7th/8th grade girls division left the best for last as they gave the GYBA the closest championship game of the afternoon. After both teams boasted double digits victories throughout their brackets, the final showdown brought the fireworks as it went down to the wire. Archer was able to overcome Tatum Browns 29 points as they put together a well rounded effort, led by 16 from Savannah Robinson Holmes. 
8th grade boys: South Gwinnett 55 BT Titans 44 
Ultimately it was South Gwinnett’s offense that carried them to a double digit win over a Titans group that struggled to produce points late. The Titans were out-scored significantly in the fourth quarter as their 7 points were not enough to eat into the lead that South Gwinnett developed. South Gwinnett finished the GYBA with an unblemished record, going 14-0.

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