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GHSA 2A State Championship Preview

Providence Christian

Region: 8-AA

Record: 24-7 (8-2)

Key Players: Sam Thacker, Devin McClain, Thomas Malcolm, Kam Carryl

Road to Macon: vs. Rockmart (85-51), vs. North Cobb Christian (78-74), vs. Spencer (84-70), vs. Model (59-49)

Westside Augusta

Region: 4B-AA

Record: 24-7 (12-2)

Key Players: Khalon Hudson, Jalexs Ewing, AuMauri Tillman, Demarco Middleton

Road to Macon: vs. Vidalia (77-32), vs. Sumter County (82-49), vs. South Atlanta (82-49), vs. Columbia (55-52)


Westside Augusta is back in Macon after winning the state championship in this classification a year ago behind a roster that is still largely intact this season. They play a tough, athletic, fast paced style of basketball and can often overwhelm opponents with their toughness and physicality. Senior forward Khalon Hudson has been one of the most productive dudes in the state over the past two years and senior guard Jalexs Ewing is a highlight reel waiting to happen.

They will go up against a Providence Christian team that is clicking on all cylinders right now and have shown that they can win games in multiple ways. They have been one of the hottest shooting teams in the playoffs and have been able to put up a lot of points on the board against very good teams. However, in the semifinals against Model, they proved they can clamp down and get stops when they need them. Senior wing Devin McClain will be key in this as he has a ton of versatility and matches up well with the very versatile side out of Augusta.


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