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Cass boys to play in LakePoint Showcase Saturday

The LakePoint Champions Center in Emerson is hosting its second annual LakePoint Basketball Showcase Saturday, December 16 featuring four high school boys games starting at 3:00 p.m.

The one-day event is being hosted at the state-of-the-art LakePoint Champions Center and will feature one school from both Bartow County and Douglas County, two schools from Paulding County, three schools from Cobb County, and one school from Tennessee. Cass, Lithia Springs, Lassiter, North Cobb Christian, Allatoona, North Paulding, Paulding County, and Chattanooga (TN) McCallie make up the field. 3:00 PM

Cass Colonels (4-2) vs. Lithia Springs Lions (7-2) Led by Head Coach David Brock, Cass finished last season with a record of 18-8 before being bested by Paulding County in their region tournament. Lithia Springs, coached by J.W. Cantrell, went 15-12 in their 2016-17 season and made it to the first round of the state tournament before falling to eventual Class 5A State Champion, Buford. 4:30 PM

Lassiter Trojans (2-8) vs. North Paulding Wolfpack (3-6) Lassiter Coach Ben Kitzrow and North Paulding Coach Ryan Dyer met twice in the 2016-17 season with Coach Dyer and his Wolfpack edging out Lassiter both times by a combined score of 7 total points. This matchup should be intense as the rivalry continues. 6:00 PM North Cobb Christian Eagles (6-1) vs. Paulding County Patriots (3-4) After an impressive 26-4 record and Elite Eight appearance, Head Coach Greg Matta is eager to get his NCCS team back in the mix for a state title run in Class A. Paulding County is led by Coach Kevin Hammitt and is also motivated to build on last season’s success. The Patriots posted an 11-18 record, but had some late-season momentum before falling in their region championship game. Paulding competed with Miller Grove (who went on to the Final Four) in the Class 5A State Tournament. 7:30 PM

Allatoona Buccaneers (3-5) vs. Chattanooga McCallie Blue Tornado (8-0) Coaches Markus Hood and John Shulman have done tremendous jobs in building respected and talented programs that compete for championships each season. The Allatoona Bucs and Coach Hood earned 21 wins last year and were three-points away from playing for the 6-A State Championship in Georgia, while McCallie and Coach Shulman posted a record of 29-9 and was runner-up in the Tennessee DII Class AA State Championship.

Tickets are available at the door. Floor seating is $10 per game. General admission for adults is $7 for the entire day. General admission for students is $5 for the entire day.

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