It was a difficult Region Tournament for the Knights last week. We lost to Bulloch Academy (52-46) on Thursday and we were defeated by Pinewood Christian (64-63) in overtime on Saturday. It is painful to go through that, especially coming off a three-game winning streak against those same teams.
Losing Bryce Reilly with a broken bone in his foot was just another blow to our team in the first game of the tournament. Seeing excruciating pain in a player's eyes is always hard to grasp as a coach.
With our strong regular-season record, we are ranked 9th in the State and can participate in the 2021 State Tournament. We have been seeded 9th and will travel to Brookwood in Thomasville this Wednesday. The game time is 6:00 p.m. Anytime you get another opportunity to play a game, especially in a state tournament, it's an honor; we will be ready to go.
We had some good play by a few of our players as Eli Fritchman averaged 16.5 points per game. Freshman, William Jobe, averaged 16 points per game and 6 blocked shots, and freshman, Jordan Triplett, who replaced Bryce, played well, scoring 18 points in the two contests and had great energy. Our defense and rebounding will have to get better in order to be competitive in the state tournament. We will play hard and see what happens.
Coach Carl Nash