When Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy head coach Jackie Cowan added Class AAA Sandy Creek to the schedule twice this season, she was hoping for a couple of tough non-region battles for her Warriors.
didnâ€™t get it in the first meeting, back in November, Friday nightâ€™s tussle was all SACA
(22-3) could handle.
But right on cue, on Senior Night, the Warriorsâ€™ four twelfth graders stepped up and led the way to a hard-fought 52-45 win.
â€œThat was the idea, to get a solid non-region challenge.
But when we played them early, we beat them by at least 20,â€ said Cowan
, who was off by four points.
As a result, Cowan
suspended a couple of key players for the Strong Rock game, and with 6-foot-2 junior center Alexis Carter still on the mend from knee surgery, that meant only six Warriors were available to take on the Patriots .