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Area basketball teams brace for second round of state playoffs this week
Lower-seeded teams have lengthy road trips, while No. 1 seeds enjoy homecourt advantage
Flowery Branch's Caroline Wysocki (3) dribbles around West Hall's Danielle Hinkelman (23) Friday during the championship game of the Lanierland Tournament at Gainesville High School. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Kristi House couldn’t recall ever having to travel this far for a second-round state playoff game. Her North Hall High girls basketball team faces Johnson-Savannah at 6 p.m. Thursday, which House estimated will require a five-hour drive from Gainesville. To mitigate the fatigue of such a trip, the Lady Trojans are taking a charter bus to Savannah on Wednesday and staying overnight.
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