Posted On: 02/29/20 9:56 AM

It was clear what Tri-Cities plan was as the ball tipped in last night's second 6A semifinal in Buford, and that was to keep Chattahoochee stars AJ White and Cam Sheffield from being the ones to beat them. Played at a frenetic pace that appeared on paper to favor Tri-Cities and its near bottomless bevy of athletes, the game took flight and although very tight through the opening half, the plan to deny and harass was at least making Sheffield's (11 points) life difficult.

But as nearly every Hooch opponent has found out this season, keeping White quiet is a whole other dilemma, and the exciting junior playmaker put his talents to the fore and, after a 2-point opening quarte, added 27 more from there in leading his team to its first-ever state finals appearance with a 78-72 win.

A Trifecta of takeaways from the night:

Stepping up to the front

David McDaniel

White and his talents are well know by this stage of the season, and the Rice-bound Sheffield has been a warrior of the highest order all year

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