TUCKER, GA -- To win the Region 5-AAAAA tournament, teams have to be able sustain a punch. Miller Grove took plenty in a back-and-forth battle against Stephenson at Tucker High School on Wednesday night.
In a true spirit of a heavyweight bout, the Wolverines took what the Jaguars were throwing about and closed out in the final minute to claim the 60-52 championship victory.
The game was a bucket swap all contest long and with the game tied at 1:19 at 50-50, Miller Grove started the closeout down the stretch. Senior Keith Pinckney connected on a pair of free throws at 1:08 then twenty seconds later sophomore Alterique Gilbert hit an acrobatic layup to put the score at 54-50.