Sweet 16 Results – Four Punch Quarterfinals Tickets in Friday Action
The Sweet 16 had 9 games on the slate for Friday night, and Commerce girls, Lumpkin girls, Stephens girls, and Jefferson girls all punched a quarterfinals ticket with wins.
Banks County 40, Pace Academy 70 (Boys)
The Leopards (19-9) saw their season close with a 70-40 loss to Pace.
Commerce 43, Armuchee 33 (Girls)
The Lady Tigers (18-10) advanced to the Elite 8 with a win over Armuchee. It was a comeback win late on the road to take down a top-10 ranked team.
Dawson County 41, Salem 64 (Boys)
The Tigers (21-8) suffered a loss to Salem at home to end their season in the Sweet 16. Max Tierney led with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Joakeim Celestin had 10 points and 4 blocks. Jaden Gibson added 9 points and 5 assists.
Habersham Central 32, Kell 50 (Girls)
The Lady Raiders (19-6) saw their dream season end with a road loss to Kell, though the girls stayed within striking distance. They trailed 12-8 after one, 28-16 at the half, and 40-23 at the end of the third.
Jefferson 88, Arabia Mountain 58 (Girls)
The Lady Dragons (23-4) blew past Arabia Mountain to claim an Elite 8 spot for a fifth straight season. Deshona Gaither had 29 points, Livi Blackstock had 27, and Ellie Kinlaw had 12.
Lumpkin County 58, Westminster 40 (Girls)
The Lady Indians (24-4) advance to their first Elite 8 with a 58-40 blowout win over Westminster. Averie Jones led with 27 points, while Mary Mullinax had 10 points, Isabel Davenport had 9, Lexi Pierce had 8, and Makenzie Caldwell had 4.
Stephens County 66, Coahulla Creek 50 (Girls)
The Lady Indians (19-6) advance to the Elite 8 with a 66-50 win over Coahulla Creek.
Towns County 44, GMC 53 (Girls)
The Lady Indians (12-13) saw their dream season end with a 53-44 loss to GMC.
White County 37, Sandy Creek 95 (Boys)
The Warriors (16-7) closed out their season with a tough loss on the road to Sandy Creek.