Friday, February 13, 2009

Sherwood, Tiftarea win easily
The two will now face off in the GISA Region 3-AA boys championship game tonight.
Paul Dehner Jr.

CHULA — The stage is officially set.
Sherwood Christian Academy and Tiftarea both blew out its semifinal opponents at the Region 3-AA tournament on Thursday to set up a much anticipated third game between the two Class AA heavyweights tonight at ABAC.
Sherwood got 15 first-quarter points from leading scorer Cameron Williams en route to a 70-42 romp against Southwest Georgia.
Dequan Green added 18 points for SCA.
“We played OK,” Sherwood coach Matt Ruta said. “You could tell we were looking forward to (today), but we did enough to win. I think we are really ready to go for (today). We are excited.”
Nobody more than Williams who helped SCA jump out to a 36-20 lead by halftime.
“He came out ready to roll,” Ruta said of Williams, who led all scorers with 27 points.
Ruta drove to Chula early to catch the Tiftarea-Windsor semifinal and the No. 2 seed Tiftarea jump out a 30-point lead going into halftime.
Sherwood and Tiftarea split the season series with both teams winning on its home floor.
Tonight ABAC represents a neutral floor and Ruta know his team can’t wait to go after only its second region championship in school history.
The last was captured in 2004.
“It should be pretty packed,” Ruta said. “I talked to a lot of students talking about coming out. It’s a chance at a region title and we are ready to go after it.”

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