MS Basketball: Heritage School teams earn MAC Championships

From STAFF REPORTS
sports@newnan.com
The Heritage Middle School basketball teams each capped off undefeated seasons by winning last weekend’s MACAC postseason tournament.
The Hawks defeated Loganville Christian 44-33 while finishing 16-0 and extending the program’s impressive three-year unbeaten streak to a whopping 51 games without a loss.
The Lady Hawks defeated Creekside Christian to claim a trophy of their own.
Jay Macke’s 11 points led the way for Heritage School's boys, which outscored Loganville 11-4 in the second quarter to push a 10-point halftime advantage en route to the three-peat of MAC titles.
Caleb Perry and Hamp Smith added nine and eight points, respectively, in the championship game while guard Chase Evans finished with six. Kirby Arnall (4), Ryan Blackstone (4) and Ben Matistic (2) all contributed to the scoring.
The Hawks throttled Creekside 53-18 in the tournament semifinals behind Evans’ 18 points and 10 from Perry. Hamp Smith and Hays Burns each had three points among eight players that scored.
The Lady Hawks equally dominated in the semifinals in a 37-12 win over Loganville Christian behind Michaela Cushing’s 20 points. Jazzmine Gainwell had eight and Hembree Monk added five rebounds while combining with Kate Jones to help lead the defensive effort.

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