The Cedar Shoals Jaguars defeated Loganville 89-37 Friday on senior night to finish the regular season 21-3 overall and 10-2 in Georgia region 8-5A. It’s the fourth time in seven seasons under head coach L’Dreco Thomas Cedar Shoals has posted a 20-plus win season.
Cedar Shoals used a 33-1 third quarter to blow open the game. Phanldrous Fleming notched a game-high 18 points. A.J. Jones tallied 16 while Stavion Stevenson and Akeem Glenn (football QB) put 13 points apiece in the book.
Cedar Shoals will be the two-seed entering the region 8-5A tournament and will host the semifinals and finals next Friday and Saturday in Athens. The Jaguars will open against seven-seed Johnson-Gainesville Tuesday at Cedar Shoals.
Thomas has racked up 138 wins, two region championships and two Final Four appearances in his seven seasons.
Cedar Shoals has lost in the semifinals the last two seasons by a combined three points to Brunswick (won state title) and Allatoona (lost to Miller Grove in state finals)
Phlandrous Fleming (Charleston Southern) led the Jaguars in scoring during the regular season with 20.9ppg while grabbing 8.1 points a game. Snipe Hall (13.7ppg) and Stavion Stevenson (11.2ppg, 6.8rpg) , Jaivanni McDavid , Damaerra Lowe and A.J. Jones have provided depth throughout the season. Tyquon Mitchell and Darien Appling have played their roles well when their numbers have been called while Glenn is an experienced senior that will called upon more in the postseason.
The task is in front of the Jaguars, championship or rebuild. That may mean beating Buford a couple of times but at least once in the next month.