Saturday, February 28, 2009

Walton wins it ...

Walton pulls the biggest shocker of the state tournament yet, knocking off McEachern 87-80 in the Indians' arena.

Shooting guard Michael Storey made a couple of big plays as the game wound down, hitting his foul shots in crunch time. He finished with 10 points for Walton, with much of his playing time coming after junior G'mitri Rice, Glen Rice's little brother, fouled out.

Trae Golden finished the game with 36 points in a valiant, but losing, effort. Harrow nearly matched him with 33 points. The two junior stars were dueling for much of the contest, answering each other's baskets.

The elder Rice put in 26 points for the Raiders. Colin Reddick and Kadeem Batts both had 15 points for McEachern.

Walton now moves on to the second round, where the Raiders will meet Norcross, a 64-58 winner over its cross-town rival Meadowcreek tonight.

Thanks to Stephen Black, our correspondent from McEachern tonight ... his full post-game recap will be coming up soon on Score Atlanta.