Posted On: 12/19/19 10:15 PM

While temperatures outside west of Atlanta reached some of the lowest of the calendar year, the crisp night air did little to cool off a blistering Tri-Cities attack, as the unbeaten, defending 6A state champs went into a very tough atmosphere at Alexander and showed why they are without question one of the state's premier clubs in a 92-84 win.

Alexander boasts an array of talent of their own and will be a factor in the postseason for sure, but seven Tri-cities players populate our rankings from 2020 to 2022, and it was easy to see why.

Peyton Daniels (Tri-Cities), PG - Outside of Grayson's Caleb Murphy's transcendent night against McEachern last Saturday, Daniels' performance against a really solid Cougar backcourt was the best I've seen this season. Every aspect of the 6-2 junior's game impressed, particularly his ability and willingness to slice into the lane for finishes, drawing contact but powering through most of it. When he wasn't blowing by defenders or breaking ankles with crossovers, he simply stepped back to the 3-point line for a number of crucial daggers on the night (5 total for the game). He anchored Tri-Cities relentless full-court pressure defense as

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