March To Macon – Round One Wednesday Results Sees Three More Reach Sweet 16
Of the 20 local programs who made the state playoffs, 13 played on Tuesday, which left only 7 in action on Wednesday. Here were the results! 3 programs advanced to the Sweet 16!
Commerce 56, Chattahoochee County 64 (Boys)
The Tigers (8-19) ended their season with a valiant effort at Chattahoochee County, falling 64-56. Creed Dunbar scored 19 and Shawn Cunningham added 14 points in the loss.
Rabun County 70, Heard County 50 (Boys)
The Wildcats for only the third time in school history earned a Sweet 16 spot, as Rabun (8-20) got a big-time 70-50 road win to advance to the next round. Connor McKay had 31pts, 16 rebs, 7 blks, and 4 ast. Gus Hood notched 11 pts, 6 ast, 3 rebs, and 2 blks. Clayton Dixon scored 13 pts, and had 6 asts and 3 rebs, while Grayson Carver tallied 11 pts, 3 ast, and 2 rebs, and Adriel Clark had 4 pts, 5 rebs, 5 ast, and 1blk.
Tallulah Falls 57, Galloway 66 (Boys)
The Indians (18-5) ended their season with a 66-57 hard-fought loss at home to Galloway, a #3 state ranked team who somehow wound up as a 4-seed. Sammy Davis lead in scoring with 15 points. Allen contributed 13, while Anfernee Hanna landed 9 points.
Towns County 78, Manchester 67 (Boys)
#1 Towns County (20-3) vs #4 Manchester (8-5)
Towns County (21-3) earned a 78-67 easy win over Manchester to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since the 2016-17 season. It was only 16-13 after one in favor of the Indians, but that lead increased to 40-24 at the break. It was 61-50 going into the fourth as the Indians put it away.
Union County defeated by Callaway (Boys)
The Panthers (0-14) ended their season with a loss at Callaway.
Union County 45, Callaway 72 (Girls)
The Lady Panthers (2-13) fell to Callaway 72-45, ending their season on the road.
White County 54, Lakeview-FO 52 (Boys)
The Warriors (16-6) got a huge home win over Lakeview-FO, 54-52 in a thriller. White County led 15-11 after one, and stretched it to 31-23 at the halftime break. It was an 8-point, 43-35 lead going into the final quarter when Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe rallied, but fell just short. Silas Mulligan led with 15 points, Cooper Turner had 13, Kenny Simpson had 11, and Jadon Yeh finished with 9. It marks the Warriors’ first Sweet 16 run in well over a decade.