Johnson girls advance to 3rd straight state title game

The Atom Smashers will look to win back-to-back state titles Thursday in Macon

Johnson girls advance to 3rd straight state title game
The Johnson Atom Smashers will try to make it back-to-back state titles on Thursday.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - For the third straight year, the Johnson Atom Smashers will play for the GHSA Class AAA state title.

The Smashers clinched their spot in Macon with a 64-52 win over Sonoraville Saturday night at Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus.

Now they head to the Macon Centreplex Thursday for a state championship clash with Hart County, who advanced past Johnson’s arch rival Beach in the state semis. The Smashers got to watch some of the Bulldogs’ win, and senior guard J’Mya Cutter says she’s looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m a very humble player. I’m not going to belittle anybody, because obviously they must be good to get this far. I did see that they’re a fast team," she says. "But I can’t say so much about another team, but I can say definitely about my team, I know my girls are hard workers. I know they’re just as fast, just as determined. I’m sure [Hart is] going to come up to Macon with all they’ve got, and we’re going to do the same.”

The Class AAA state title game is Thursday at 6:00 at the Macon Centreplex.

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