The Apalachee High School boys basketball team fell to Clarke Central 64-49 Wednesday in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament championship in Loganville.
Kamar Baldwin scored 21 points and Kent Knowles finished with 11 to lead the Wildcats (23-5). AHS will host M.L. King in a first round state tournament game Saturday at 7 p.m.
Clarke Central improved to 26-1 with Wednesday's victory. The Gladiators led 19-8 after the first quarter.
It was the second time in program history that the AHS boys played for the region basketball championship.