Lady Tigers in round of 8; Chiefs fall by one to end season at 29-1


The McIntosh Chiefs boys basketball team saw their previously unbeaten season come to an end Saturday night at home with a 66-65 loss to ML King in the second round of the AAAAA state basketball playoffs.

Trailing 31-28 at the half, McIntosh outscored the opposition 21-8 to open up a 13-point lead. But the third quarter also saw starter Will Washington go down with a broken arm. ML King clawed back and the game was within a point most of the final minutes before the final buzzer.

The Chiefs end the season with a 29-1 record from a squad with only two seniors on the 12-man roster. The Fayette County Lady Tigers are still alive and moving into the Elite Eight after Friday’s 61-53 victory over Henry County. Their next opponent is Monroe, who will host the game Tuesday since it is the top seed from Region 2-AAAA.

Should Fayette get the win, it means a semifinal matchup next Saturday at the University of West Georgia against the Buford-St. Pius winner. Landmark´s boys are in the quarterfinals of the A Private bracket after an 83-75 home win Saturday night over St. Anne Pacelli. The War Eagles´ next opponent is Athens Christian in a Wednesday in Athens as the higher-seeded team is slated to host. In Macon Saturday afternoon,

Our Lady of Mercy fell 43-32 to Stratford Academy in the opening round of the A Private playoffs. It was the Lady Bobcats´ first-ever appearance at state and they finished the season with a 17-11 record.