Thursday was the most intense night of action yet for our local programs in their respective region tournaments.
HABERSHAM CENTRAL (BOYS)
The Raiders fell as the #6-seed to #3 Dacula, 82-57, ending their season.
HABERSHAM CENTRAL (GIRLS)
The #5-seed Lady Raiders fell to #4 Gainesville, 69-49, ending their season.
WHITE COUNTY (GIRLS)
The #3-seed Lady Warriors fell to #2-seed Marist in the region semifinals, 48-36. White County is forced to play on the road for the first round of the state playoffs, and will determine whether they are a #3- or #4- seed in Saturday’s region Consolation Game at 3 PM at Chestatee against the Lady War Eagles.
STEPHENS COUNTY (BOYS)
The #2-seed Indians defeated #3 Madison County, 55-52. Stephens County takes on top-seeded St. Pius on Friday at 8:30 PM in the region title game. Regardless, the Indians will be at home in the first round of the state playoffs.
The top-seeded and #1-state ranked Jefferson Lady Dragons defeated #5-seed East Jackson, 61-51. The Lady Dragons have stamped a home playoff game, and now go for the region title and #1 seed for the playoffs on Saturday at 7 PM against #2 Hart County.
The #3-seed Dragons defeated #2 Hart County, 36-34. Kam Robinson scored 12 and Owen Parker 10. Jefferson has already assured a playoff spot, but will now battle for the region title at 8:30 PM on Saturday against #1 Morgan County.
RABUN COUNTY (GIRLS)
The #1-seed Rabun County Lady Wildcats downed #4 Monticello, 71-55 for their 23rd straight win. The Lady Cats secure a home playoff game, and set up a huge rematch win the region title game with #2-seed and bitter rivals Banks County on Friday at 7 PM in Elberton.
RABUN COUNTY (BOYS)
The #6-seed Rabun County Wildcats fell to #2 Banks County, 65-61. The Wildcats will now play in the region consolation game Friday at 5:30 PM against Union County.
BANKS COUNTY (GIRLS)
The #2-seed Banks County girls fell to #6-seed Elbert, 51-46. The Lady Leopards are set for a consolation game against Monticello on Friday in Elberton at 4 PM.
BANKS COUNTY (BOYS)
The #2-seed Leopards took care of Rabun County, 65-61. Carl Cleveland led with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Pierce Martin added 18 points and 5 assists. Banks runs its win streak to nine, and will play in the region title game against #1-seed Elbert County, who they beat in the last matchup. The Leopards are guaranteed a home playoff game, but would love the top seed.
UNION COUNTY (BOYS)
#4-seed Union County fell to top-seeded Elbert, 52-41. The Panthers will take on Rabun County in the consolation game at 5:30 PM on Friday in Elberton to determine the 3/4 seed heading into the state tournament.