Archer High School has only been open since 2009, but it’s quickly expanding its athletics prowess.
Add another notch this week.
The Archer girls basketball team will play for the school’s first state championship in the sport this weekend in the Georgia High School Association Class 6A finals in Macon.
Archer, which draws students from the Dacula, Grayson/Loganville and Lawrenceville areas, has already won state traditional and duals wrestling titles this winter. Last fall, the football team won its first region title and went undefeated in the regular season.
The Lady Tigers beat Lowndes 78-67 in the Class 6A semifinals behind the play of sisters Madison and Amber Newby, who combined for 48 points in the win, according to a Gwinnett Daily Post report.
Next up is McEachern at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Macon Centreplex.
Archer is one of five Gwinnett tams playing for championships this weekend. The other four teams:
- Wesleyan girls: The Lady Wolves beat Laney 68-64 in the Class 2A semifinal, and will play for their seventh straight state championship Friday at 3 p.m. against Kendrick in Macon.
- Greater Atlanta Christian boys: The Spartans beat Laney 66-58 to reach the boys Class 2A final. They will play Calhoun Friday at 4:45 p.m. in Macon.
- Buford boys: The Wolves beat Callaway 92-76 to advance in Class 3A. They will play Morgan County Saturday at 4:45 p.m. in Macon.
- Buford girls: The Lady Wolves beat Pike County 63-46 and will play St. Pius Saturday at 3 p.m.