Long County saw some serious celebrations Saturday when Faith Baptist earned its seventh Georgia Christian Athletic Association AA state title. The Crusaders beat Hampton’s Bible Baptist 85-53.
Crusader Jamil Donovan earned the tournament MVP award, dunking his way to a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds. Senior Tracy Jester hit a game-high 31 points.Crusader Jaquez Motley got into early foul trouble, forcing him to sit out the second quarter. The junior was still able to chip in 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Senior Aaron Power kept to the outside for a few trey shots, and freshmen Aaron Scott, JJ Frazier and Kirk Hill also logged time on the court.
The boys made the state finals after defeating Killian Hills 76-44 on Friday. In that game, Motley led the Crusaders with 21 points — 13 of which came in the first half — and eight rebounds. Donovan hit another double-double.
The JV Crusaders also won their state tournament Friday against Kings Way. Faith Baptist’s Aaron Scott, Kirk Hill and Derrick Brooks led the way.
Even with their seventh straight state title, the boys aren’t quite finished yet. The Crusaders are headed to Tennessee to play for the National Association of Christian Athlete Division IV Championship starting next Wednesday.