Jefferson boys move to Final Four; JHS girls, Banks boys fall in Elite 8
It was an historic night in Jefferson, where the Dragons moved on to the Final Four. However, the girls fell in a thriller, and the Banks County Leopards also saw their season come to a close.
BANKS CO LEOPARDS 57, CHATTOOGA 67
The Leopards (25-5) saw their dream season end in the Elite 8. However, Banks showed fight by coming back to take a 45-42 lead at the end of the third. Carl Cleveland wrapped up his career with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Pierce Martin also had a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.
JEFFERSON LADY DRAGONS 51, GAC 54
The Lady Dragons (25-5) led after the first quarter before GAC took a lead at the end of the half and going into the fourth. Livi Blackstock led with 20 points, while Deshona Gaither had 11 for Jefferson.
JEFFERSON DRAGONS 55, MONROE 45
The Dragons (21-7) continue to roll on, grabbing a Final Four spot after a 55-45 win over Monroe. Jacob Radaker led with 20 points, and Owen Parker had 14. This is the first Final Four berth for the Dragons since 2010.