Saturday, March 14, 2009

Boys 3A Finals Preview

Time to see if South Atlanta can close out a season in which they have dominated their 3A opponents. Westover would love nothing more than to shock the highly favored Hornets.

South Atlanta

South Atlanta reached the finals in dominant fashion. The Hornets average margin of victory in their previous 2008-2009 state tournament games was a little over 35 points. In the first two games, South Atlanta won by 41 and 43 points. Make no mistake about it, all eyes are on senior forward Derrick Favors. Recently awarded the prestigious Naismith Award given to the top High School hoopster in the country, there would be no better way for Favors to go out than to lead his team to a state title. Players like Andre Malone are an added threat on offense and defense for the South Atlanta attack.


Westover enters the game with three defeats in 3A on the season at the hands of Monroe, Cairo, and Crisp. Though they are giving up size to South Atlanta, the Patriots are tenacious. They have already avenged one of those regular season losses by beating Monroe in tournament play. Coming off a win against Gainsville, in which Westover was considered the underdog as well. The team was able to dig deep and hustle their way to a close win. Westover will surely look to Rashad Green and Greg Green to lead the way in their bid for another upset.