Buford’s boys basketball program is right in line to make history.
On Tuesday, Marcus Watson put up 24 points with 14 boards for the Wolves in a 94-72 win against Warner Robins in the Class AAAAA state quarterfinals at the Buford City Arena. With the win, Buford moves on to face Fayette County at 8 p.m. Saturday in the state semifinals at Columbus State University.
The Wolves are seeking their first boys state championship for basketball in school history.
Tobi Obasanya scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Wolves. Buford’s David Viti had 18 points, while teammate Donell Nixon finished the night with 16 points and six boards.
The Wolves took control of the game in the second quarter, going on a 16-0 run, and went into intermission up by 33 points.
“I’m happy for them,” said Buford coach Eddie Martin. “They have worked hard this season and in the offseason.”
This is the program’s ninth time in the semifinals. The last time Buford was in the semifinals was in 2014, under former coach Allen Whitehart, when it went on to lose to Morgan County in the state championship in Macon.