Facing the region-leading Shaw Raiders in their regular-season finale, the Tigers rolled to a 61-51 home victory.
The Tigers finished the regular season with a 7-7 Region 5-AAAA record, while Shaw finished 10-4.
Shaw came into Friday’s games tied for first place in the region, but it couldn’t keep pace with Thermond Billingslea’s Tigers.
“We played from start to finish,” Billingslea said. “We were a little bit up and down, but that’s going to happen. We played about as well as we could play tonight. I was real pleased with the execution.”
Demetrius Trammell paced the Tigers with 18 points, Lakeithin Buckner scored 10 and Daryl Dunlap added 10.
LAGRANGE: The Grangers traveled to Carrollton and came up with a big 45-33 victory Friday night.
Leading 26-20 at the half, the Grangers dominated the third period and went up 40-24 heading into the final quarter.
Justyn Olson led LaGrange with 17 points, and Kwame Brown added eight points.
“It was one of the best team games we’ve played,” LaGrange head coach Mike Pauley said. “It was good team basketball. We worked together very, very well.”
LaGrange closes the regular season with a road game against Columbus today.
The girls’ game begins at 3 p.m., with the boys’ game to follow.
LaGrange carries a 9-4 record into today’s game, and it will be the number two seed in the region tournament with a win.
LAGRANGE ACADEMY: Behind a brilliant performance from senior Mayokun Oshinowo, the Warriors pulled off a thrilling 61-60 victory over visiting Furtah Prep Friday night.
Oshinowo scored 37 ponts, with 13 of those points coming in the fourth quarter, and he also made 6-of-7 attempts from the free-throw line.
The game was tied 60-60 when Chase Wardlaw came up with a steal, and he made one free throw with 32 seconds left to give the Warriors a 61-60 lead.
It was still a one-point game when Furtah got the ball with 12 seconds left, but a shot at the buzzer went awry, and the Warriors had the win.
In a back-and-forth fourth quarter, neither team led by more than three points, and the lead changed hands eight times.
Wardlaw added nine points for the Warriors.
CALLAWAY: The Cavaliers wrapped up the regular-season title in Region 4-AAA with a 70-58 victory over visiting B.E.S.T. Academy Friday night.
The Cavaliers were down through three quarters, but they outscored B.E.S.T. 28-9 in the final period to win going away.
Nehemiah Jones had a huge night with 30 points, and Dre Martin added 22 points with Brandon Bridges chipping in with eight points.
The Cavaliers were down 16-7 after the first quarter, and they trailed 31-30 at the half and 49-42 through three periods.
Callaway won’t play until the region-tournament semifinals on Friday.