Carver downs Central-Macon 74-55 for Region 2-AAA title

Drelon Freeman makes 6 treys and scores 24 points for Carver in win

Special to the Ledger-EnquirerFebruary 17, 2014 

FORT VALLEY, Ga. -- Carver-Columbus never trailed and ran away from Central-Macon for a 74-55 win in the Region 2-AAA championship game at Peach County.

Drelon Freeman made five 3-pointers and scored 20 points in the first half as the Tigers mounted a double digit lead in the first quarter.

Freeman finished the game with six 3's and 24 points.

Khane Pass scored 13 and Kimiun Woods, Jawon Pass and Dominique Johnson each scored 10, respectively.

Terry McCoy scored 11 to lead Central, which split two regular-season games with Carver.

Central (21-7) didn't make a field goal until Charquez Jackson scored on a layup with 6:25 left to play in the second quarter.

The Chargers made a bit of a run to cut a 15-point deficit down to 10, and they stayed within 12 late in the second quarter.

But Freeman couldn't miss from long range and Carver turned the lead into more than 25 in the third quarter.

Carver will host a Class AAA state tournament opener on Saturday.

The Tigers will play the No. 4 seed from 4.

The 2-AAA tournament was originally scheduled to end last Friday, but it was delayed by winter weather that affected the northern most schools in the region.

Carver won the regular-season title and was the No. 1 seed heading into the tournament.

The Tigers beat Peach County in the semifinals on Saturday.

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