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Milton Basketball State Playoff Preview

First Round Matchup:

Milton Eagles (16-11, 3rd In Region 7A) vs. Mountain View Bears (21-5, 2nd In Region 6A)

February 17th | 3:00 p.m. | @ Mountain View High School

Previous 5 Results:

Milton

1/30 @ Forsyth Central: (W) 48-44

1/31 Vs. West Forsyth: (W) 68-52

2/2 @ North Forsyth: (W) 60-45

2/7 Vs. West Forsyth: (L) 67-81

2/9 Vs. South Forsyth: (W) 75-49

Mountain View

1/27 @ Peachtree Ridge: (L) 57-68

1/30 Vs. Discovery: (W) 80-60

2/7 Vs. North Gwinnet: (W) 81-46

2/9 Vs. Mill Creek: (W) 71-55

2/10 Vs. Peachtree Ridge: (L) 54-50

Common Opponents Played Against This Season:

Berkmar Patriots:

Milton: (L) 49-68

Mountain View: (W) 64-54

Peachtree Ridge Lions:

Milton: (L) 84-60

Mountain View: (W) 56-48, (L) 57-68, (L) 50-54

Team State Rankings (via MaxPreps.com):

Milton: 96th

Mountain View: 6th

Team Stats:

Milton:

Points Per Game: 62.5

Points Allowed Per Game: 59.1

Mountain View:

Points Per Game: 51.1

Points Allowed Per Game: 50.5

Final Prediction:

Milton has been through a bit of an up and down season in coach Allen Whitehart’s first year at the helm, but this team is capable of making a deep run in the State Playoffs. A tough draw in the first round against a very skilled Mountain View squad hurts, but sophomore point guard Christian Wright (averaging 21 points per game) will be one of the best players in this tournament and can guide the Eagles to some upsets.

Combo guard Spencer Rodgers and shooting guard Nahiem Alleyne headline the Bears’ roster. Rodgers has already committed to play at Troy university next season and will be tough to defend in Milton’s opening round matchup.

Both teams are defensive-minded, as they allow under 60 points a game each, so expect a low scoring game that should come down to the fourth quarter. However, the Bears have been tested multiple times this season with 2 overtime games, and they’ll be the better team late in the game behind their backcourt duo of Alleyne and Rodgers.

Predicted Score:

Mountain View 64 | Milton 54

Round 2 Matchup:

With a win, Milton would take on the winner of Central Gwinnett (8-16) and Newton (24-3) in the first round.

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