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MACON, Ga. -- Jammie West scored 20 points as Laney rolled 67-53 over Manchester to win the school's first boys basketball title in the Class AA championship at the Macon Coliseum on Saturday.

West scored the Wildcats' first 11 points after falling behind 2-0 for the only time in the game.

Laney built a 25 points in the fourth quarter before Manchester mounted a furious run to cut the margin to eight with just over 2 minutes remaining. But the Wildcats held on to celebrate their first championship.

Review tweets from staff writer Wayne Staats, who covered the game for the Chronicle

  Wayne Staats ‏ @WStaats8

  • The Laney boys basketball team wins its first state title. Wildcats beat Manchester 67-53.
  • Laney 62 Manchester 50. 50.6 to go.
  • Laney 58 Manchester 48. 2:08 left in the game.
  • Cook calmly hits two FTs. 56-45 with 2:58 to go.
  • 14-0 run. Laney now up only 54-45 with 2:58 remaining.
  • It's now an 11-0 run for Manchester. Laney leads 54-42.
  • Manchester trying a comeback. Laney lead down to 54-39 with 4:02 to play in the game.
  • Daniel Harris scored 10 points in the third quarter for Laney.
  • Laney is playing its best basketball of the season. Wildcats up 47-27 with one quarter left.
  • Wildcats up 37-22 with 3:52 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Wildcats taking control. 35-20 Laney leads with 5:17 to play in the third quarter.
  • Jammie West has 17 points to lead all players.
  • Halftime. Laney leads Manchester 29-19.
  • Laney's lead down to 6. 23-17 with 3:54 until halftime.
  • Laney has a habit of falling into stretches where it can't buy a basket. The way the quarter ended, it may be happening now.
  • First quarter ends. Laney 19 Manchester 9.
  • Tough start for Glenn Rodriguez at the line. He's 0-for-6 already. 19-9 Laney.
  • Laney boys lead 19-9 with 2:42 to go in the first quarter. West has 13.
  • West with another 3. He has 11 points in the game as Laney leads 11-2.
  • Jammie West has already made two 3s. 6-2 Laney leads with 6:40 to go in the first quarter.
  • Only 15 minutes until the Laney boys basketball team goes for a Class AA state title. The Wildcats play Manchester.

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From a Josey Eagle alum to

From a Josey Eagle alum to the Wildcats: Congratulations on a well deserved championship!! Augusta is proud of you.

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