The Buford High boys basketball team rolled to a 64-43 road win over Rabun County on Saturday in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs in Tiger.
The No. 3-seeded Wolves (21-8) visit Kendrick on Tuesday in Columbus.
Alex Flagler scored a game high 22 points for the Wolves, who went on an 18-4 run in the second quarter that opened the game for Buford and gave the Wolves a 29-17 halftime lead.
Kyle Kellam had 13 points and T.J. Shipes had 12 points for Buford.
GAINESVILLE 15, HABERSHAM CENTRAL 2 (5 INNINGS): For the second time this week, the Red Elephants (2-0) cruised to a win over the Raiders (0-3). On Wednesday, Gainesville beat Habersham 15-0 in three innings.
Stephen Mason and David Gonzalez each had two hits and two RBIs, with Gonzalez also picking up the win from the mound.
UNION COUNTY SWEEPS LAKEVIEW: The Panthers beat the Lions 4-0 in the first game and 1-0 in the second in a doubleheader in Blairsville.
Coleman Sullivan was the Game 1 winner, pitching seven innings and striking out 13 while going 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI. Phillip Stubblefield and Dalton Everett each had a pair of hits had RBIs for the Panthers.
In Game 2, Union County scored the game’s only run in the third inning when Zach Odom crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly from Sullivan. Odom finished 2-for-3 with two stole bases. Trey Thomas (seven innings pitched, four hits, five strikeouts, no walks) earned the win.
TOP-5 FINISH FOR GAINESVILLE GIRLS: The Lady Red Elephants held their own in a 21-team field at the Gwinnett Open at Chimneys at Winder, finishing fourth overall.
The event used a Modified Stableford scoring system, with GAC finishing first with 92 points, followed by Mill Creek (79), Harrison (74) and Gainesville (65).
LeeAnn Noble (25 points), Meg Callahan (24) and Morgan Reece (16) scored for Gainesville.
Up next for the Lady Red Elephants is a match with West Hall and Lumpkin County on Tuesday at Chattahoochee Golf Course.
NORTH HALL BOYS FINISH THIRD: At the Coal Mountain Invitational in Cumming, the Trojans finished third with a score of 318 behind second-place Peachtree Ridge (310) and winner Milton (305).
Those scoring for North Hall were freshman Hunter Young (78), Andy Bracewell (79), Charlie Matthews (80) and Ryan Matthews (81).
North Hall faces Johnson High at 4 p.m. Monday at Royal Lakes.