The NGCA Varsity Basketball teams competed at the GCAA state tournament at Victory Christian School in Loganville on February 16-18th.
After a first round bye the varsity Lady Knights took a commanding lead over the Eastgate Lady Lions and never looked back. With the win over Eastgate, NGCA stamped their ticket to the state championship game. In the GCAA single A state championship game the Lady Knights jumped out to a quick lead over Bible Baptist. NGCA was able to control the game throughout and held on to win the GCAA state championship. Securing the win in the state championship game was the first state title in school history for NGCA.
The NGCA varsity boys took to the court in a first round match up with Peoples Baptist Academy. The Knights jumped out to an early lead and never looked back and secured the first round win. In the semi final game the Knights faced the Eastgate Lions. NGCA had an impressive game and displayed true teamwork on the court. With the win against Eastgate the Knights moved on to the state championship game. The boys battled hard in the state championship game and never gave up but came up just a little short and finished Runner Up in the GCAA Single A championship game.
Named to the all tournament team for NGCA were Luke Beaver, Payton Beaver, Walt Elder and Madison Race.
Emmy Beaver was named tournament MVP for the NGCA Lady Knights.
Congratulations to these teams on such a successful season. The future is bright for the NGCA Basketball program.
Pictured L-R: Payton Beaver, Madison Race, Emmy Beaver
Walt Elder (gray shirt), Coach Jamie Pierce
Coach Jamie Pierce, Luke Beaver (gray shirt)
Girls team L-R: Emmy Beaver, Addison Nealey, Caroline Walker, Addie Jones, Kylie Squarini, Julianne Walker, Payton Beaver, Alaina Murphy, Madison Race, Jaci Hyde
Boys L-R: Coach Brian Nealey, Walt Elder, Sawyer Wishon, Gavin Armour, Hemi Holt, Jonas Proffitt, Marcus Micallef, Jay Moulton, Landon Roland, Luke Beaver, Josh Drennan, Damon Swisher, Coach Jamie Swisher