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Athlete of the Week: Corey Tillery, Douglas County
by E. Marcel Pourtout
mpourtout@neighbornewspapers.com
February 26, 2014 10:58 AM | 1189 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Douglas County boys’ basketball team secured the program’s first region championship in more than eight years with an impressive 81-75 overtime victory over Newnan on Feb. 18, securing the Region 3-AAAAAA title. Junior guard Corey Tillery had a team-high 22 points in the win for the Tigers.

Tillery had an impressive region tournament for Douglas County, scoring a game-high 26 points against host Tri-Cities in the semifinals on Feb. 17.

“It was great winning the region tournament because that was one of our goals before the season began,” Tillery said. “I understood how badly the team needed me with the challenges we’ve faced. I wanted to step up for the team because the teammates look to me for offense in clutch situations.”

The Tigers have been one of the top teams in the state, securing a spot in multiple Class 6A top-10 polls throughout the season.

“Bringing home the region title made everyone in the Douglas County community proud and it feels great that everyone is supporting us.”

Tillery, who is also a member of the Westside Elite AAU team based in Douglasville, plans to join the school’s Key Club next year and major in accounting upon entering college.

The Tigers defeated Valdosta 88-76 in the first round of the state playoffs on Saturday and faced Hillgrove Monday.

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