Several teams clinch Sweet 16 berths [Wednesday results]

After many teams on Tuesday earned their way to the Sweet 16, even more accomplished the feat on Wednesday. All Round One games are now in the books. After the first full round, here are the teams in the Sweet 16 that are still alive: Banks girls, Commerce boys and girls, Jefferson boys and girls, Lumpkin girls, Rabun boys and girls, Tallulah Falls boys and girls, Towns boys, Union girls, and White boys.

FULL BRACKETS

CLASS 6A

#2 Kell 81,#3 Habersham Central Radiers 66 #2 Kell (TUESDAY)

It was an upset in the worst kind of way, as the Raiders saw their dream season come to a crashing halt. In what marks the final high school game for both Malachi Dooley and Mekhi Mawdesley, the Raiders fell 81-66. Bryce Pittman and Osmar Garcia both ended with 17 points, Dooley had 13, and Mawdesley had 12. Brannon Gaines added 7 points, and Garcia closed shop with 13 rebounds. This ends Habersham Central’s season

#2 Sprayberry 73, #3 Habresham Central Lady Raiders 43 (TUESDAY)

The Lady Raiders saw their season come to an end in a 73-43 loss at Sprayberry.

CLASS 4A

#1 Jefferson Lady Dragons 57, #4 Mays 35 (WEDNESDAY)

The Lady Dragons cruised to a 57-35 win over Mays to advance, and Natalia Bolden led with 22 points. Jyesha Butts added 10 for Jefferson.

#1 Jefferson Dragons 72, #4 Hapeville Charter 48 (WEDNESDAY)

No sweat, the Dragons move on with a 72-48 win over Hapeville Charter. A 28-point first quarter did most of the damage, and Dalen Gales finished with 20 points. JT Fulkrod had 16 and Riley Holliman 13.

CLASS 3A

#1 Lumpkin County Lady Indians 84, #4 Redan 51 (WEDNESDAY)

On to the next one! Lumpkin took an 84-51 blowout win over Redan. The Lady Indians raced out to a 20-7 lead in the first, and were up 41-26 at the half. Championship quest continues.

#2 White County Warriors 62, #3 Salem 58 (WEDNESDAY)

The Warriors came up huge with a win on the home court to advance. It was a close, 62-58 win over Salem. Jadon Yeh had 22 points, Kenny Simpson had 14, and Silas Mulligan 12 in the win.

#2 GAC 61, #3 White County Lady Warriors 42 (TUESDAY)

The Lady Warriors saw their season come to an end against #2 GAC. Chesnee Freeman led with 10 points, and Naomi Roberts had 8 for White County. Claire Beckman also had 8, as did Aaliyah Anderson. White County was down 31-16 at the break, and GAC maintained their distance.

#1 Westminster 52, #4 Dawson County Lady Tigers 32 (TUESDAY)

The Lady Tigers fell 52-32 against one of the top programs in the state. It was just 18-8 at the half, as Dawson’s defense was doing very well. They couldn’t get much offense going though, and saw their season end.

CLASS 2A

#1 Rabun County Lady Wildcats 63, #4 Lovett 32 (TUESDAY)

The Lady Cats had no problems whatsoever dismantling Lovett. It’s back to the Sweet 16 for Rabun, who was led in scoring by Gracie Deetz’s 20 points and 9 rebounds. Carley Haban had 11 points, and Lucy Hood 10 in the victory.

#1 Rabun County Wildcats 67, #4 Therrell 55 (TUESDAY)

It’s back into the Sweet 16 for the Cats, as they win 67-55. Connor McKay led with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 6 blocks. A near quadruple-double. Grayson Carver chipped in with 16, Cooper Welch had 14, Gus Hood added 8, Bear Old 7, and Clayton Dixon 6.

#3 Lovett 75, #2 Union County Panthers 63 (WEDNESDAY)

Union Count fought hard, but fell at the hands of Lovett to end their season in a 75-63 loss.

#3 Banks County Lady Leopards 44, #2 Pace Academy 26 (TUESDAY)

Banks County wins 44-26 to advance to the Sweet 16. Kamryn Grier led the way and nearly outscored Pace Academy all on her own. Grier had 18 points, Addison Hoard 11, and Carley Segars 7 in the win.

#2 Columbia 71, #3 Banks County Leopards 40 (TUESDAY)

The Leopards dropped a 71-40 game on the road, thus ending their season.

#4 Union County Lady Panthers 54, #1 Columbia 49 (TUESDAY)

Talk about a mammoth upset. The Lady Panthers came up with their best game of the season arguably at the perfect time, winning 54-49. A 4-over-1 is so rare, and now Union is back in the Sweet 16. Ava Hunter made history, as she scored 27 points and became Union’s all-time leading scorer with 1,602 points.

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CLASS 1A PUBLIC

#2 Towns County Indians 76, #3 Bowdon 51 (WEDNESDAY)

Towns County cruises past Bowdon, 76-51, to advance to the Sweet 16!

#2 Commerce Lady Tigers 49, #3 Armuchee 34 (TUESDAY)

Commerce takes a 49-34 win over Armuchee, advancing on to the Sweet 16 once again.

#3 Commerce Tigers 68, #2 Fulton Leadership 67 (TUESDAY)

Commerce won in dramatic fashion, 68-67, as Jackson Morris nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer when the team was down by 2. He had 25 points, and Cayden Lord added 10. It’s the first Sweet 16 berth since 2010 for the boys team.

#1 Mt. Zion 63, #4 Towns County Lady Indians 43 (WEDNESDAY)

Going on the road, Towns County dropped a 63-43 20-point game at Mt. Zion to close their season.

CLASS 1A PRIVATE

#1 Tallulah Falls Lady Indians 55, #4 Mt. Pisgah Christian 34 (WEDNESDAY)

The Lady Indians led from early on until the very end, and it was never in doubt in a 55-34 win over Mt. Pisgah. Denika Lightbourne had 22 points, and along with Veronaye Charlton, the duo combined for 38 points to advance to the Sweet 16.

#2 Tallulah Falls Indians 59, #3 Mt. Bethel Christian 39 (WEDNESDAY)

The Indians never wavered, leading from wire to wire. Gavin Page lit it up late with 4 3-pointers, and all of his 14 points came in the second half. Anfernee Hanna had 18 points and Devonte Allen had 17, and TFS led by as many as 26 points. Tallulah is back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 5 years.

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