Heard County Middle School hosted its Second Annual Thanksgiving Shootout Tournament last week to tip-off the 2012-2013 middle school basketball season.
Eighteen teams from West Georgia and East Alabama competed in the week-long tournament which began on Monday and ended with games all day on Saturday.
In the boys bracket, Gardner-Newman (Lagrange) brought home the first place trophy after defeating Opelika (AL) 47-38 in the boys championship game.
The Mustangs were led by tournament MVP Laparion Perry who finished with 16 points in the championship game.
The Heard County boys led by Coach Allen Sikes finished in fourth place after dropping their final game to Auburn in the third place match-up 46-22 .
Quindon Dunson led the Braves scoring with six points and Kendez Goode added four.
[gpslideshow]2012 HCMS Thanksgiving Shoot-Out (Photos by Khris Martin)