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Milton Wins Region Basketball Title Third Straight Time

The Eagles host Walton on Saturday night.

The Milton Eagles won the region basketball championship for 6-AAAAA for the third year in a row, reports Milton High Principal Clifford Jones.

The boys have won 33 region games in a row, dating back to 2010.

"In the semi’s we defeated Alpharetta 97-64 as four players were in double figures scoring: Shaquille Johnson had 21, Evan Nolte had 20, Tevin Glass had 20, and Charles Mann had 18," Jones said.

In the championship game, Milton beat Centennial 100-73.

"Jalyn Patterson had 24, our super sophomore, Tevin Glass had 18 and 14 rebounds, Evan Nolte 18 and 10 rebounds, Shaquille Johnson 17, and Charles Mann had 14 and 10 assists," Jones said.

"We are 26-1 on the floor; 22-0 with Charles Mann in the line-up, 23-4 overall," he said.

Milton has only lost one game on the court. An enrollment issue cost the teams its other losses.

The Eagles play Walton in the first round of the AAAAA state tournament at Milton at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The final rounds of the state tourney will again be played at Gwinnett Arena.

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