Congratulations 2020 Basketball State Champions

The 2020 GHSA / Dr. Ralph Swearngin Basketball State Championships, presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance, were held March 4-7 at Macon Centreplex in front of enthusiastic crowds.  Congratulations to state champions: Girls - Holy Innocents', Wheeler County, Douglass-Atlanta, GACS, Americus-Sumter, Buford (4 straight), Forest Park and Westlake; Boys - St. Francis, Hancock Central, Swainsboro, Pace Academy, Woodward Academy, Dutchtown, Chattahoochee and Wheeler; AAASP Wheelchair - Houston County (eight straight).  The girls 3-Point Contest, presented by BSN Sports, was won by Emily Acampora of Harrison, while the Boys Slam Dunk Contest, also by BSN Sports, was won by Ja' Queze Kirby of Jeff Davis.  Past State Champions:  Boys & Girls.

Much appreciation goes to the following groups, whose dedication and support made the four-day Championship Week a success: Thank you Macon Centreplex, game officials, Dr. Robin Hines, Ernie Yarbrough and the GHSA staff, statewide media, American Association for Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP), Earl Etheridge and Savannah event operations staff, David Witherow / Tom Mead (PA), Big Sticky Graphics, NFHS Network / (Video Streaming), Sports Medicine South / Northside Hospital (Athletic Trainers / Medical Services) , West Georgia Sports Information Services (Statistics), Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance (Award Presenters), BSN Sports (3-point/Slam Dunk Contest), Ty Freeman (Photography), Atlanta Hawks, Gatorade, TeamIP (Merchandise), ScoreAtlanta (Fan Guide), Wilson (Official Basketball) and the schools’ communities of fans, cheerleaders and dance teams that attended the state championships.  


Wed., March 4
2:00 pm - A Private Girls (Holy Innocents' 66, St. Francis 53)
4:00 pm - A Private Boys (St. Francis 76, Greenforest 55)
6:00 pm - A Public Girls (Wheeler County 55, Central-Talbotton 50)
8:00 pm - A Public Boys (Hancock Central 61, Treutlen 58, ot)

Thurs., March 5
2:00 pm - 2A Girls (Douglass-Atlanta 56, Southwest 46)
4:00 pm - 2A Boys (Swainsboro 69, Therrell 65)
6:00 pm - 3A Girls (GACS 54, Beach 44)
8:00 pm - 3A Boys (Pace Academy 48, Jefferson 35)

Fri., March 6
11:00 am - 4A Girls (Americus-Sumter 66, Troup 52)
1:00 pm - 4A Boys (Woodward 75, Cross Creek 56)
3:00 pm - AAASP (Houston County 23, Henry County 22, ot)
5:00 pm - Girls 3-Point Final (won by Emily Acampora, Harrison)
6:00 pm - 5A Girls (Buford 66, Kell 63)
8:00 pm - 5A Boys (Dutchtown 57, Cedar Shoals 44)

Sat., March 7
1:00 pm - 6A Girls (Forest Park 46, Glynn Academy 30)
3:00 pm - 6A Boys (Chattahoochee 69, Lanier 66, ot)
4:45 pm - Boys Slam Dunk Final (won by Ja' Queze Kirby, Jeff Davis)
5:30 pm - 7A Girls (Westlake 72, Collins Hill 53)
7:30 pm - 7A Boys (Wheeler 60, Grayson 59)

Watch free on demand three days after the event and order digital download / DVDs at NFHS Network

Final Stats
Get statistics from each game at by West Georgia Sports Information Services.

Order State championship merchandise online at Team IP.

Event Program
Digital event programs by ScoreAtlanta. Download Here

Boys Brackets
Girls Brackets


7A Boys - Wheeler

6A Boys - Chattahoochee

5A Boys - Dutchtown

4A Boys - Woodward Academy

3A Boys - Pace Academy

2A Boys - Swainsboro

A Public Boys - Hancock Central

A Private Boys - St. Francis

7A Girls - Westlake

6A Girls - Forest Park

5A Girls - Buford

4A Girls - Americus-Sumter

3A Girls - Greater Atlanta Christian

2A Girls - Douglass-Atlanta

A Public Girls - Wheeler County


A Private Girls - Holy Innocents'


AAASP - Houston County Sharks

Photos courtesy of Ty Freeman

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