Chattahoochee’s boys basketball team erased a 10-point third quarter deficit en route to a 64-51 victory over Johns Creek in the Region 6-AAAAAA tournament consolation game Tuesday at West Forsyth.
The Cougars locked up the third seed from Region 6 in the boys’ state tournament that begins Saturday. The Gladiators will be a fourth seed.
Marcus Sheffield led Chattahoochee with a game-high 29 points, but it took a collective effort for the Cougars to erase a 39-29 lead by Johns Creek early in the third quarter.
Sheffield got it going with a driving lay-up and eventually tied it up at 39, but Quincy Nwabude and Avery Ward had four points each as Chattahoochee ended the third quarter with a 46-43 lead.
The Cougars cruised the rest of the way. Sheffield ostensibly sealed the game with a tough driving lay-up that gave Chattahoochee a 57-47 lead with under 4:00 left in the game.
Nwabude added 12 points for the Cougars, while Ward had 11.
Peyton Smith led Johns Creek with 19 points thanks to hitting six 3s, but the senior point guard had just four points in the second half. Duncan Hensley was the only other Gladiator in double figures with 10 points.