East Hall's boys basketball team is used to the stakes getting progressively higher this time of the year. This is the point in the season when the next game is always most important for the Vikings (21-5).
BOGART- After starting the season 1-7, it looked as though the Lakeview Academy girls basketball team's streak of consecutive state tournament appearances would end at four.
For the third consecutive season, the Lady Trojans (18-9) qualified for the state playoffs with a 45-37 victory against Pickens. With the win, North Hall advances to the tournament semifinals against East Hall at 4 p.m. Friday at Gainesville.
The Riverside Military Academy basketball team lost in the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Schools Association Region North AAA tournament 70-53 to Mount Vernon on Thursday night in Sandy Springs.
CUMMING - Jerry Davis' coaching career isn't over yet.
BOGART - It took a little while, but by halftime, Lakeview Academy's game against Towns County had begun to take the form of previous Lions-Indians match-ups.
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.
Avery Cagle poured in 31 points for Riverside Military in a 65-27 victory over Atlanta International on Saturday in Atlanta. C.J. Howarded added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles (3-1). Riverside hosts Towns County on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
James Hodges recorded his third-straight double-double for Johnson with 32 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-51 win against Lanier on Friday in Oakwood.
Although the 2013 sports season hasn't yet drawn to a close, the Georgia High School Association's recent reclassification and region alignment procedures already have schools making plans for Fall 2014 and beyond.
Two local regions are scheduled to undergo dramatic shakeups, while several others will experience more subtle changes in the latest Georgia High School Association realignment.
The Jefferson boys basketball team is preparing for its move to Class AAA next year with a simple strategy: Play Class AAA teams now.
Paisley Lee tallied 12 points for the Gainesville girls in a 57-19 win against Apalachee on Tuesday in Winder.
Sydney Cleveland tallied 28 points for North Hall in a 73-41 win against Lakeview Academy on Monday in Gainesville.
David Sokol led South Forsyth's boys basketball team to its fair share of signature wins during a successful seven-year stint as the War Eagles' coach.
Jordan Stubblefield scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Chestatee boys basketball team to a 73-64 win over Franklin County and its first victory of the year at a tournament Saturday in Jefferson.
Lucas Pain scored a game-high 21 points and Cameron Millholland added 11 as the Dawson County boys played stingy defense, limiting Social Circle to just five first-half points to earn a 52-32 win on Tuesday night at the Walnut Grove Thanksgiving Tournament.
Kayla Watson notched 18 points to lead Chestatee to a 53-39 win against Jefferson in Tabo's Tip-Off Tournament on Tuesday in Jefferson.
Fresh off a region championship and with all but one starter back, expectations are skyrocketing for the Johnson boys basketball team in the 2013-2014 season.
Jensen Hall and Maia Booker each tallied 12 points to lead West Hall's girls basketball team to a 46-34 win against Hart County in the White County Tip-Off Tournament on Monday in Cleveland.
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