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SPARTANS FALL IN ELITE EIGHT

The South Paulding Spartans boys basketball teams bid for a state title came to an end Wednesday night as they fell to their counterpart from Cobb county by a score of 40-37. The South Cobb Eagles team from Austell came to Paulding and advanced to the final four with a victory over the #1 ranked Spartans.
The game was an uncharacteristic low scoring game, which was a strategy that turned out well for the visiting school from Clay road. South Cobb used a stingy defense that contested every shot that the Spartans took,that combined with a slowed down methodical offense shooting a very high field goal percentage proved to be the formula to success for the Eagles. In front of a standing room only crowd the game was a back and forth struggle with both teams holding leads throughout. In the end the Eagles came out on top as the Spartans last attempts to tie the game fell short. With over three minutes to go the Spartans held a 37-34 lead but South Cobb scored the last 6 points to close the game.
Despite the loss the Spartans closed out the season with an incredible 28-2 record and made the deepest run in the playoffs in the schools history. Coach Gil Davis' senior laden squad made the most of their opportunities and won many tight games this season and made some great memories that shall not be forgotten. Congratulations to the coaching staff and the players for a memorable season and possibly laying a foundation for more successful seasons to follow.

elite 3 800Kane Williams drives in for a shot against a gritty South Cobb defense.elite 2 800Every shot was contested, Ja' Cori Wilson eyes the basket in an attempt.‚Äčelite 1 800Thanks to the fans! It was standing room only in the Spartan gym.