Windsor Forest boys basketball finishes as state runner-up

The Windsor Forest Knights, fell 60-53 in the GHSA boys Class 3A title game.
Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 5:40 PM EST
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MACON, Ga. (WTOC) - Windsor Forest’s run to a state championship fell one win short.

The Knights finish the season as Class AAA state runners-up after a 60-53 loss to Cross Creek in Macon Friday afternoon.

“We didn’t get the result we wanted to have. Just couldn’t hit a shot tonight, but it is great to be here,” said Windsor Forest head coach Aaron Clark. “It’s great to represent the city well, and we’ll be back.”

Windsor shot 18-41 from the floor, including 4-18 from behind the three-point line. The Knights went ice cold in the second quarter, scoring just three points on 1-11 shooting.

Despite that offensive drought, they trailed 30-21 at half.

The Knights were able to cut into the deficit in the third, but a late fourth quarter surge by Cross Creek put the game away. For the Razorbacks, it’s the program’s second consecutive state championship.

Windsor Forest finishes at 23-6 overall. Clark said his post-game message to the locker room, including his six seniors, was simple.

“To our seniors, just a thanks. When you’re in leadership it’s about service and I appreciate all they’ve done, and I enjoyed serving those players,” Clark said. “For our guys returning, we’re going to work hard to get here next year.”

Region 3-AAA Player of the Year D’ante Bass finished his high school career with a double-double. The Georgetown signee had 22 points, 10 rebounds (seven defensive) and three assists. Bass went 8-11 from the field and 6-7 from the free throw line. Fellow senior Abasi Scott also scored in double figures, adding 13 points to seven rebounds and two assists for the Knights.

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