The Apalachee High School boys basketball team fell to Clarke Central 64-49 Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament championship in Loganville.
Kamar Baldwin scored 21 points and Kent Knowles finished with 11 to lead the Wildcats (23-5). AHS will host M.L. King in a first round state tournament game Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clarke Central improved to 26-1 with Wednesday's victory. The Gladiators led 19-8 after the first quarter.
It was the second time in program history that the AHS boys played for the region basketball championship.
See the Feb. 26 print edition of the Barrow Journal for complete coverage of the Wildcats.