The high school championships of the high school division are in the books for the third stop of the Georgia Cup. Here’s what happened on Championship Sunday.
Team Impact wins 17U championship
Coming off of a win of their bracket last week at Atlanta Jam, Team Impact was looking to add another trophy to the trophy case this week at the Georgia Cup. After a rigorous comeback victory in the semifinals over Atlanta All Stars, Impact stayed on a roll to beat Atlanta TapOut 69-37.
The MVP of the 17U division was Allatoona point guard Ephraim Tshimanga who was on a mission to score the ball all weekend, and did just that, averaging over 20 points per game. Myles Lake, Dylan Autenrieth, and Jeremiah Bivins also enjoyed good weekends for Impact.
Another weekend, another strong 16U Georgia Phoenix finish
Georgia Phoenix grabbed the 16U title at the Georgia Cup with a 55-53 victory over Kingdom Elite Warriors.
D.J. Young's layup with 1.3 seconds remaining was the difference. Young finished the game with 17 points after scoring 30 points the night before. Charlie O'Briant added 10 points for the Phoenix.
Trey Wilson led the Warriors with 16 points. Amari Beacham added 9 points in defeat.
Good balance paces Georgia Phoenix to 15U title
The Georgia Phoenix took care of business in the 15 and under championship game, putting away the GS Warriors 80-57.
The Phoenix were paced by 15U MVP David Viti, who scored 18 points in the championship game. It was another good weekend from Lambert High School. Dylan Hardeman of St. Francis scored 10 points in the championship game.
Noah Frith enjoyed a well-balanced weekend for the Phoenix and guard KJ Jenkins shot extremely well.