High school basketball: Final rankings, state recaps, photos and more


Four Georgia basketball teams are ranked No. 1 in the final high school basketball poll for the first time, the final reward for their first-ever state championships.

Langston Hughes, a 7-year-old school in Fairburn, won the Class AAAAAA boys title. Hughes was only the No. 3 seed from its Region 5 but was ranked No. 4 statewide entering the state tournament. No. 1 South Paulding, the Region 5 champion, went out in the quarterfinals while Hughes defeated four straight region champions – Lee County, Gainesville, Allatoona and Brunswick – to claim the championship.

It was the first state championship in any sport for Hughes.

Check out the final boys and girls rankings in all classifications here.

> State championship photos: Day 1 -- Day 2 -- Day 3 -- Day 4

> Class AAAAAAA boys: Tift County 55, Norcross 52

> Class AAAAAAA girls: McEachern 75, Norcross 68

> Class AAAAAA boys: Langston Hughes 73, Brunswick 52

> Class AAAAAA girls: Mays 52, Harrison 51

> Class AAAAA boys: Buford 75, Cedar Shoals 61

> Class AAAAA girls: Buford 60, SW DeKalb 42

> Class AAAA boys: Upson-Lee 53, St. Pius 48

> Class AAAA girls: Columbus 69, Carver-Columbus 67

> Class AAA boys: Pace Academy 54, Morgan County 46

> Class AAA girls: Beach 59, Johnson-Savannah 44

> Class AA boys: South Atlanta 68, Swainsboro 33

> Class AA girls: Laney 85, Rabun County 76

> Class A private boys: Greenforest 81, SW Atlanta Christian 57

> Class A private girls: Wesleyan 51, Holy Innocents’ 48

> Class A public boys: Wilkinson County 66, Calhoun County 53

> Class A public girls: Pelham 60, Telfair County 42

> Wheelchair championship: Houston County 41, West Georgia 26

> Complete high school coverage on ajc.com


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