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Saints marching to GCAA final four

February 8, 2006

Albany - While the Georgia High School Association and GISA state basketball tournaments get started next week, the Georgia Christian Athletic Association's basketball season will end this weekend.

The Byne Saints have never won a state championship in boys basketball.

But they are hoping to end that drought this weekend in the GCAA final four.

Byne likes their chances after they went unbeaten in conference play during the regular season.

Senior captain Seth Farmer says first year coach Tim Dunn, who played at Byne six years ago, has made all the difference for the Saints this season.

Seth Farmer said "He used to play here. He's pretty good. I guess that's why we're so good, cause he has a good work ethic on practice and stuff, so I guess that's why we're doing so good."

Tim Dunn said  "I think my guys just needed a little more pushing, and a little more motivation. They had it there, and they just needed someone to come in and spend a little more time with them. They had volunteer coaches in the past that did good jobs, but nobody able to spend a lot of time with them. I've been able to do that, and it's been fun."

Byne will play Peoples School from Atlanta in the semifinals Friday in Warner Robins.


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