Exclusive Video: Columbia over Tucker 74-53

The highly anticipated matchup between the Peach State's top ranked teams in Class AAAA turned into a second half eruption by the Columbia Eagles. GAVSV.com was there to capture all the action in this exclusive video. Look inside for stats, photos and exclusive video.

The highly anticipated matchup between the Peach State's top ranked teams in Class AAAA turned into a second half eruption by the Columbia Eagles.   Columbia, the state's  No. 1 team, walked away with a 74-53 thumping of the No. 2 ranked Tucker Tigers.  The loss was the 1st of the season for the (16-1) Tigers while Columbia improves their record to (16-1).

Georgia signee Jeremy Price led all scorers with 21 points.  The 6-foot-9, center's huge presence underneath did even more to control the game against the under-sized Tigers as he collected 10 rebounds and blocked three shots.

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Jeremy Price had 21 points and 10 rebounds for Columbia

The Eagles opened the game with a 10-2 run after Lance Storrs drained a three pointer from the top of the key.  However, a couple of technical fouls by the Eagles that included Price hanging on the rim after a dunk allowed the Tigers to get back into the game. 

Eventually, Tucker would take a 5 point lead in the second quarter.  Senior Marshon Brooks started to heat up from the outside and it looked like the Tigers were ready to give the State's top ranked team all they wanted.  Tucker led at the half, 31-28.

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Marshon Brooks had 14 points to lead Tucker.

It was all Columbia in the second half. The Eagles picked up the pace on defense and got outstanding play from their backcourt - Travis Leslie (17 points) and Anthony Isoms (11 points).

"We played the way were capable of playing tonight," said Columbia Head Coach Phillip McCrary.  "We beat an outstanding basketball team.  We played with a lot of heart and we gave a 100 percent effort out there.  I'm proud of these kids."

The Eagles led by as many as 25 points in the 4th quarter and went on to win by 21 over the Tigers.

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Class AAAA No. 1 ranked Columbia Eagles

Columbia Eagles 74

50 Jeremy Price 21 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks
23 Travis Leslie 17 points, 10 rebounds
15 Lance Storrs 11 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists
24 Anthony Isoms 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
20 Jordan Lemons  6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
32 Donte Harvey  4 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks
25 Darrius Morrow  4 points, 2 rebounds

  Tucker Tigers 53

11 Marshon Brooks 14 points
23 Manny Atkins 11 points
21 Cheveckio Wilson 10 points, 10 rebounds    
5 Amara Thompson  6 points
25 Aric Miller  6 points
4 Jeremy Simmons  4 points
13 Nick DeLoach  2 points

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Eagles' Anthony Isoms guards the Tigers' Marshon Brooks

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