East Hall girls 39, Flowery Branch 26
CUMMING - Thanks to a fourth quarter in which Gainesville held Chestatee to only five points, the Class AAA No. 7-ranked Lady Red Elephants were able to beat Chestatee 56-39 and secure a spot in the Class AAA state playoffs and a matchup with the winner of today's Lumpkin County-Gilmer game in the region tournament semifinals.
BOGART- On Wednesday afternoon, the Lady Lions (12-10), the No. 2 seed from the North subregion, beat the third seed from the South subregion Athens Christian Academy (10-12) 42-27 in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-A tournament at Prince Avenue Christian to capture a spot in the state tourney. More to come
Gilmer girls 49, Lumpkin County 45 Gilmer will play Gainesville in the region semifinals at 7 p.m. Friday Gainesville boys 61, North Hall 55 Gainesville will play Flowery Branch in the region semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday North Hall girls 45, Pickens 37 The Lady Trojans move on to gave East Hall in the region tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Gainesville High.
Kayla Smith had 12 points and Jessica Hart added eight points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Falcons advanced to the second round of the Region 7-AAA tournament with a 49-42 win over White County on Monday afternoon at West Hall High.
The Lumpkin County girls posted an article in their locker room prior to leaving for West Hall High for Monday night's game against West Hall in the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament.
Here are results from the second round of the Region basketball tournaments held on Tuesday.
GAINESVILLE - The Chestatee Lady War Eagles overcame an 11-point halftime deficit and escaped the first round of the Region 7-AAA tournament with 51-50 win over the Johnson Lady Knights on Monday at North Hall. Chestatee (12-12), which lost in overtime the last time it faced the Lady Knights, got off to a sluggish start, scoring only six points in the first quarter and entering halftime down ...
Tournament time in the sport of basketball is brutal; exhilarating, but brutal.
There is one shelf in the office of longtime Gainesville coach Jerry Davis, and on it sits paraphernalia from his 28 years at the helm of the Red Elephants boys basketball program.
The West Hall girls secured the No. 3 seed from Region 7B-AAA with a 40-38 win against Johnson on Friday night in Oakwood.
GAINESVILLE - The East Hall boys had a clear decision to make Friday night.
East Hall senior Sada Wheeler and Chestatee senior Parker Smith were recently selected to play in the 2008 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Senior All-Star game Mar. 30 at Savannah State University.
GAINESVILLE - East Hall boys basketball coach Joe Dix knows exactly what is at stake when the Vikings (18-5, 8-1 Region 7A-AAA) visit Chestatee tonight. The Vikings coach goes as far as agreeing this is their most important game of the season as region seeds still hang in the balance for next week's Region 7-AAA tournament.
The question of which teams would be seeded where for next week's Region 7-AAA tournament were answered tonight and will not need to be decided by a coin toss.
It was a defensive battle, and although West Hall's boys soccer team had a number of chances to score, the Spartans couldn't capitalize in a 2-0 loss to Oconee County in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Wednesday in Oakwood.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch girls aren't the first soccer team to discover that no lead is safe in the second round of the state playoffs.
BUFORD - After starting slow offensively against Decatur in the first round, the Buford Lady Wolves made sure Tuesday night that they attacked, and turned opportunities into goals.
The Union County baseball team advanced to the second round of the Class AA state tournament with an 8-1 win against Bowdon in the third game of its first-round series on Tuesday in Blairsville.
Gainesville's second-round playoff series, beginning with a doubleheader against the winner of the Creekview/Lakeside-Dekalb series has been moved to Thursday starting at 4 p.m. at Ivey-Watson field in Gainesville.
At first glimpse, a boys state playoff matchup between Class AAAA soccer powers Johnson and Dalton would be expected in the championship game, or at least the semifinals.
Johnson's girls golf team placed sixth and Lumpkin County's girls took 11th at the Class AAAA sectionals on Monday at Applewood Golf Course in Waynesboro.