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  • Upson-Lee High School’s Travon Walker (#23) and St. Pius X High School’s Zach Ranson compete for the opening tipoff in the March 10 Class AAAA state basketball championship game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta.
  • On defense St. Pius’ Kennedy Willis (#23) blocks a shot attempted by Upson-Lee High School’s Travon Walker (#23). Photo By Michael Alexander
  • On offense St. Pius’ Kennedy Willis (#23) scores with 3:16 remaining in the first period to bring his team to within three points of their opponent. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Pius senior Carson Seramur scores on a layup with just over a minute left in the first quarter. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Pius guard Brian Gonzalo shoots from the lane during the second period of the March 10 game. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Puis guard Matthew Gonzalo converts both of his foul shots before the first half ends. He finished the game with 4 points and dished out 4 assists. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • The St. Pius X Varsity dance team usually performed at home games, but they were honored to perform during halftime of the Class AAAA state basketball championship game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta. They received a rousing applause from the St. Pius and Upson-Lee crowd. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Pius junior Kierra Williams, far right, choreographed the dance entitled “The Captain’s Dance.” The music they performed to was mixed by fellow junior Daniel Boutté. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • With just over five minutes remaining in the third quarter, Upson-Lee’s Jacorey Smith (#22) runs at St. Pius junior guard Everett Lane as he successfully sinks a 3-pointer from the corner in the state basketball championship game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta. Lane hit five of his seven 3-pointers in the second half, but Upson-Lee outpaced St. Pius 53-48. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • With less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter, St. Pius junior guard Everett Lane (#3) attacks the basket and scores over the outstretched hands of Upson-Lee’s Jacorey Smith (#22) during the state basketball championship game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • Upson-Lee’s junior guard Tavias Fagan (#24) shoots over the outstretched hands of St. Pius’ Finn McCurdy (#10) and Kennedy Willis (#23). Fagan hit 11 of his 20 points in the second half as he helped to lead his team to a 53-48 win over St. Pius. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Pius and Upson-Lee players go after a lose ball with just over 3:00 remaining in the game's final quarter. Upson-Lee held a six-point lead at this point. Photo By Michael Alexander
  • St. Pius and Upson-Lee players jockey for position during an out of bounds play in the game’s closing seconds. St. Pius would have to settle for state runner up after losing to Upson-Lee in the March 10 Class AAAA state basketball final. Photo By Michael Alexander

Upson-Lee High School’s Travon Walker (#23) and St. Pius X High School’s Zach Ranson compete for the opening tipoff in the March 10 Class AAAA state basketball championship game at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta.


Atlanta

St. Pius upended in state basketball final

ATLANTA—Upson-Lee High School, Thomaston, ended its season as the only unbeaten basketball team in Georgia (32-0), after defeating St. Pius X High School 53-48 for the Class AAAA state title. The St. Pius X fan base arrived early at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion, March 10, to witness the boys basketball team compete for the state […] Full Story