Wednesday October 26th, 2016 5:27AM

7-AAA tournament: East Hall, Dawson County boys run out winners, clinch state

By Luke Story
DAWSONVILLE -- At the end of the night it was East Hall's defense that propelled the Vikings to an impressive 74-53 victory over West Hall Saturday -- and a state tournament berth.

East Hall also earned a Region 7-AAA semifinal berth on Monday against Dawson County with the win over the Spartans -- in what was a display of extraordinary athleticism on both sides of the hardwood.

For nearly two quarters of action the Vikings and Spartans swapped the lead via alternating runs of six or eight points, but with less then a second to go in the first half East Hall's Jacquen Hopkins capitalized on non-traditional three point play giving the Vikings a 36-28 halftime lead and the spark they needed.

East Hall's Kyvon Davenport
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