Warner RobinsOne of the greatest state championship streaks in high school basketball history came to an end Thursday night as
upended Miller Grove (Lithonia)
63-57 in Georgia's Class AAAAA quarterfinals.
Under the direction of head coach Sharman White, Miller Grove captured state titles in each of the previous six seasons. The Wolverines finished three of those campaigns ranked in the Top 25 nationally by MaxPreps.
Storied St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.)
owns the all-time record for consecutive state championships with nine between 1983 and 1991. The Georgia school's streak was tied for the seventh best according to the NFHS record book
Miller Grove dominated Warner Robins 70-43 in last year's AAAAA state championship but Thursday night the Demons turned the tables to hand White's team its first postseason loss since 2008.
Michael A. Lough of The Macon Telegraph offered up this gamer
, highlighting a big night for Warner Robins' Marquez Callaway
. The 6-foot-3 junior guard finished with 24 points, going 17 of 17 from the free throw line.
Expect Miller Grove – who is 197-31 over the past seven seasons – to be back in contention for another state title in 2015-16. Junior point guard Alterique Gilbert
(18.5 points, 6.2 assists per game) is a major Division I recruit and classmate Raylon Richardson
was the team's third-leading scorer this winter.