Jones’ layup carries Collinsville boys past Spring Garden
Cherokee Boys Basketball Invitational
EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s and Tuesday’s Cherokee Invitational Tournament games were not completed by The Herald’s Sunday deadline. You can read a complete recap on www. northwestgeorgianews. com/ cherokee_ county or see the Dec. 28 edition of The Herald.
GAYLESVILLE — With the way Collinsville and Spring Garden’s boys were sinking 3-pointers at the beginning of their Cherokee Invitational basketball battle on Saturday, one would have thought the game would have been decided on a trey. But it wasn’t. Collinsville’s Grant Jones connected on a layup with 1.3 seconds to go, proving to be the difference in its 60-59 victory over Spring Garden. Jones also sank a pair of free throws in the game’s waning moments. He finished with five points.
Austin Posey led Collinsville with 24 points, including four of the Panthers’ nine treys. He also had seven rebounds. Kaleb Jones also connected on four 3- pointers, including three in the first quarter, and ended with 22 points.
Riley Austin tossed in 22 points to lead Spring Garden, including three of the Panthers’ nine total 3-pointers. Dylan Rogers also connected on three treys and had 15 points. Draevan Bowman sank three treys and finished with nine points.
The two teams began the