The Macon East varsity boys basketball team ended their season as the 2A State Runner-Up after a tough loss to Edgewood in the final game of play at the Montgomery Multiplex. The 2015-2016 season was an exciting one for the Knights with both the varsity girls and boys teams advancing to the state playoffs. In Elite Eight play Coach Lott’s girls defeated Russell Christian 56-44 led by Madisyn Kennedy with 16 points and 11 rebounds and Jesi Garrett with 14 points, 17 rebounds, and 4 steals. Coach Chapman and the boys team easily handled Marengo winning 60-30 with 24 points from Channy Blackwell and 9 from Slate Garmany. Advancing to the Final Four the Lady Knights fell to South Choctaw 40-50 as Garrett put up 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 steals followed by Paxton Searle with 10 points. The Final Four match-up between the Knights and the boys of Restoration was an exciting one ending in a 68-57 win. The Blackwell brothers led the scoring with 27 for Channy and 16 for Mason followed by 12 points for Slate Garmany.
On February 8, the varsity boys headed into the championship game with rival Edgewood. Down by two at halftime, the Knights had a hard fought (39-59) loss to the Wildcats. Mason Blackwell led the final game of his career with 18 points assisted by Logan Goree and Channy Blackwell with 7 each. Macon East’s Lexi Brantley was named to the girls all-tournament team, and Mason and Channy Blackwell received all-tournament honors for the boys.