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Greater Atlanta Christian wins Arby's Classic

By Jordan Conigliaro
Published On: Dec 31 2013 10:08:24 PM CST
BRISTOL, Tenn. -

Behind 20 points from senior Isaiah Wilkins, Greater Atlanta Christian held off Milton, GA 63-56 Tuesday night.

The Spartans from Atlanta came up with timely shots all night.

Wilkins, the tournament MVP who is committed to the University of Virginia, threw up a prayer to beat the buzzer before halftime, giving his team a ten point advantage at the break.

At the end of the third quarter, Justin Lewis swished a three-pointer as time expired.

Milton kept it close in the fourth quarter thanks to 12 points from Chris Lewis and 11 from Zach Hodskins.

But Greater Atlanta Christian made some free throws down the stretch and closed it out.

"Can't just be good, you have to have some luck in there," Greater Atlanta Christian head coach Eddie Martin told News 5 WCYB.

"The thing I was impressed with, our kids understood they had to get the shot up when they had to get it up."

Wilkins, a senior, finished 8-10 from the floor.

"They have a thing called pressure free throws at practice," Wilkins told News 5 WCYB.

"If you miss, you run, so it sticks with you after a while."

Milton and Greater Atlanta Christian are two schools separated by less than twenty minutes.

"It really came down to the ball went in the basket for them," Milton head coach Matt Kramer told News 5 WCYB.

"You tip your cap to them. They were the better team tonight."