The Chipley Tigers boys’ basketball team jumped off to a 14-4 first quarter lead and never let West Gadsden get back in the picture in winning 60-43 in Friday night's Region II Class A FHSAA Finals played in Greensboro in front of a packed gym.
Trent Forrest helped the 26-3 Chipley team gain their second straight state Final Four trip with a 24-point, 14-rebound, and 6-assist game. Many of those assists wound up in the hands of Justin Campbell who scored 23 points, most of them coming on wide open lay-ups.
"They are the best team we faced all year," West Gadsden coach Andrew Moten said. "I have little doubt they won't win the state title."
Moten's team finished the season with another fine year, going 28-3.
LADY JAGS ROPED BY COWGIRLS, AGAIN:
The East Gadsden Lady Jaguars were short eight points from making it to the finals of Region 2-4A basketball. For the fourth time this season, Madison County defeated EGHS, but this loss ended the girls’ season. The score was knotted 28-28 at the half but a 16-point third quarter performance by the Cowgirls buried the team too deep to recover in the fourth quarter. Coach Diane Frost and her squad finished the season 14-14. Madison County lost their next game to Jacksonville-Ribault by a 68-34 score, ending their season just shy of the Final Four as well.
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Quincy Commissioner Keith Dowdell told his fellow commissioners at their meeting last Tuesday, February10th that he and a number of unnamed taxpayers had filed a lawsuit demanding that the Quincy commission not fund the defense of Commissioner Micah Brown during his potential recall.
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