Westlake boys, McEachern girls win AAAAAA titles

It was a night to remember in the state basketball championship at Macon, with Westlake boys and McEachern girls winning Class AAAAAA titles.

The boys title game had an odd moment for one fan: Early in the first quarter, the fan on his cell phone wandered onto the court, seemingly oblivious that game was being played. He made nearly all the way down the length of the court, before security grabbed him and escorted him off the court.

And in an entirely embarrassing moment for the GHSA: The group confirmed reports that the state title games were not played on regulation baskets. See The AJC story here by reporter David Purdum.

Westlake 68, Pebblebrook 58: In the boys Class AAAAAA title game, James Lewis scored 21 points and fueled a second-half comeback, leading Westlake to a 68-58 overtime victory against Pebblebrook in the final title game, a thriller at the Macon Centreplex.

It’s the third state title for Westlake and first since 2002. It was the fourth meeting this season between the two Region 3-AAAAAA rivals. Westlake won them all, including a 22-point blowout just weeks ago. Saturday’s win wasn’t nearly as easy.

McEachern 71, Tucker 51: In the girls Class AAAAAA title game, the Indians (25-7) won their 19th consecutive game and claimed their third consecutive championship and four in the past five seasons.

McEachern becomes the first school to win three straight championships in the state’s highest division since Collins Hill did it from 2005-07.

“It feels really good. It’s a blessing,” said McEachern senior Jada Lewis. “I’m just happy that we won again. We deserve. We really had to work for this one. It wasn’t given to us. We just worked and we deserve our ring.”