Riverside Military Academy defeated Westminster of Augusta 59-56 in overtime to advance to the semifinals of the Georgia Independent Schools Association state playoffs.
With the Eagles trailing by three points in the waning seconds of the game, Joseph Lister hit a 3-pointer as time expired to send the game into overtime.
In the overtime period, Riverside Military held the top-seeded Westminster team to only three points, which allowed them to secure the win and advance to the next round of the state playoffs.
Lister and Charlie Riley led the way for Riverside Military with 17 points each, while Steven Frady added 11 points for the Eagles in the win.
Westminster was led by Chris Robinson, who scored 21 points.
Riverside Military will play the winner of the Mt. Vernon/Deerfield-Windsor game in the semifinals of the GISA state tournament at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.
Gordon Lee girls 44, Lakeview Academy 42
Louisa Jacobs scored 16 points and Maddie Haymore added seven for the Lady Lions in their loss to Gordon Lee in the first round of the Class A girls state tournament Saturday in Chickamauga.
The No. 4 seed from Region 8-A kept pace with the top-seeded Lady Trojans almost the entire game.
"We played well with them," Lakeview assistant coach Rick Crowe said. "We had them playing our pace.
"We played the kind of game we needed to play in order to win."
The Lady Lions limited Gordon Lee’s leading scorer Kori Penland to 17 points.
Lakeview Academy’s season is now complete.
Buford girls 47, Putnam County 39
Blanch Alverson and Jocelyn Danley led the Lady Wolves with 18 and 14 points respectively in their win Saturday night in Rome.
Despite being down six at the half, Buford outscored Putnam County 29-15 in the second half to get the win.
Michele Godwin added 10 points for Buford (24-6).
The Lady Wolves move on to the second round of the Class AA state tournament where they will travel to Macon to take on Rutland at a time to be determined Wednesday.
East Hall wins Oglethorpe Cup
Valentin Villa scored a goal and assisted on two more to lead the Vikings to a 4-2 win over Madison County on Saturday night in the finals of the Oglethorpe Cup.
Nikko Andrade, Christian Garcia and Ozzie Salazar also scored for East Hall.
The Vikings return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chestatee.