The Chattooga Indian Boys’ Basketball team is heading to the Sweet 16!  The Indians will be on the road Wednesday to play Greater Atlanta Christian School. A tentative game time is 6 p.m.

The Chattooga High School Indian boys clinched a playoff birth in the sweet 16 state basketball playoffs Saturday night. The Indians defeated a team in Dawsonville  with a score of 71 to 48.

Chattooga coach Lamar Turner said last week that his team wouldn’t be intimidated about going on the road in the opening round.

Boy, was he right.

Showing absolutely no fear, the third-seeded Indians (21-4) stormed into Dawson County and blasted their way to a convincing victory over the No. 2-seeded Tigers (16-12). Rashad Ramsey scored a game-high 24 points and Senorise Perry and D.J. Martin added 10 each for the Indians, who outscored Dawson County 23-13 in the second quarter to build a 40-24 halftime lead.

Chattooga then removed all doubt with an 18-9 run that spanned the entire third quarter and allowed the Indians to extend their lead to 25 points, 58-33.

Chattooga hit six 3-pointers in the win, with Perie Finley accounting for half of them. Martin had a pair of bombs, and Ramsey added the other.

Finley finished with nine points, and Nic Perry and Spencer London added eight each.

Article Courtsey of The Summerville News amd The Rome News Tribune