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February 13, 2014

First round of tourney bittersweet for GMC Prep

MILLEDGEVILLE — In the midst of all the game rescheduling on Tuesday due to weather concerns, Georgia Military Prep School came away with mixed results after the first round of Region 7-A playoff action.

Originally slated to take on Lincoln County at host site Wilkinson County, the GMC Prep boys contest was relocated to their home gymnasium where they ran away with a 63-42 victory over the Red Devils.

“We controlled it most of the way,” boys’ head coach James Lunsford said. “I think every quarter we managed to score more than they did. We had good play by the guys. It was a big win for us.”

Alex Moss posted 16 points with three assists to lead the squad, followed closely by Dalton Threatt who knocked down three three-point baskets in the contest and finished with 15 points.

Adding to the list of GMC Prep players in double-figures was Troy Campfield with 13 points and Quatavius Brisco with 12. Campfield also compiled four assists in the game, while Brisco had 12 on the afternoon.

“I’m real happy with this group,” Lunsford said. “We had four goals before we started this year: We wanted to win more games and have a winning record, we wanted to make the playoffs and we wanted to develop our guys mentally.”

The Bulldogs’ defense also stepped up as Campfield led the team at the post with seven rebounds and three blocks, with Moss and Threatt coming away with six apiece. Threatt managed to pick up three steals in the contest as well.

“We have developed about six or seven guys that have kind of carried us the last half of the season,” Lunsford said. “Lincoln had two that were averaging double figures, and we allowed only one to get close to double figures.”

Lunsford believes his squad has peaked at just the right time for the post-season.

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