With a 10-point lead after one quarter of play, the Dawson County girls cruised to a 71-40 win in the second round of the Class AAA state tournament on Saturday in Dawsonville. With the win, the top-ranked Lady Tigers (29-0) advance to the state quarterfinals to face Laney this week. Game time and location will be determined by a coin flip.
For Dawson County, Sheyenne Seabolt and Ashley Parker led in scoring with 18 points, while Peytan Porter chipped in nine.
Laney advanced to the quarterfinals with a 63-32 second-round win against Pepperrell.
JONES COUNTY BOYS 65, GAINESVILLE 64 OT: Red Elephants junior D’Marcus Simonds scored a season-high 41 points in the second-round of the Class AAAAA state tournament on Saturday in Gray. It was a huge week for Simonds, who scored 33 and hit the game-winner in overtime of Thursday’s first-round win at North Atlanta.
With the loss, Gainesville’s season finishes with a 25-5 record.
UPSON-LEE 83, BUFORD 71: Taylor Mills paced the Wolves with 20 points in Saturday’s second-round Class AAAA playoff loss in Buford, and Tre Hansbrough added 19.
The Wolves finished 16-13.
ST. FRANCIS BOYS 103, LAKEVIEW ACADEMY 59: The Lions led 13-8 early before falling in the Class A Private basketball first round Saturday night in Alpharetta.
Tae Turner paced Lakeview with 22 points. The Lions finished the season 17-11.
NORTH GEORGIA CHRISTIAN BOYS 65, GRACE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 46: Norris Rettiger led the Chargers with 26 points in the GICAA state tournament on Saturday in Macon. Chris Palmer added 14 points, and Justin Law chipped in 11 for North Georgia Christian. With the win, the Chargers advance to the GICAA semifinals against Trinity Christian on Tuesday.
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