Sweet 16 Friday action sees 3 march on to Elite 8!
With one night down for the Sweet 16, 5 of our local teams were in action, with 3 advancing to the Elite 8 – Rabun County girls, Commerce girls, and Tallulah Falls girls. 8 other teams are slated to play their Sweet 16 games on Saturday.
#1 Lumpkin County Lady Indians vs #2 Tattnall County (SATURDAY)
#1 Jefferson Lady Dragons vs #2 Troup County (SATURDAY)
#1 Rabun County Lady Wildcats 54, #2 Woodville-Tompkins 44
The Lady Cats won 54-44 in a tight contest at home against Woodville-Tompkins. Carley Haban had 22 points and 5 rebounds, and Sophie Woodard had 11 points. Gracie Deetz finished with 10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4 blocks in a do-it-all performance. Rabun advances to the Elite 8.
#1 Tallulah Falls Lady Indians 51, #3 Heritage 26
The Lady Indians left no doubt they were worthy of their first-ever Elite 8 trip. Veronaye Charlton and Denika Lightbourne had 14 and 12 points, respectively for TFS. After an 11-2 first quarter, Tallulah Falls began to pull away with each quarter until the 51-26 final.
#2 Commerce Lady Tigers 47, #1 Clinch County 33
Commerce again came up with an upset win, 47-33 over Clinch County. This gets the Lady Tigers back in to the Elite 8.
#1 Josey 41, #3 Banks County Lady Leopards 31
The Lady Leopards dropped a tough low-scoring game to Josey on the road, ending their season at 10-18 overall. Kamryn Grier dropped in 16 points, Carley Segars had 5, and the girls fought hard til the very end.
#4 Union County Lady Panthers @ #2 Laney (SATURDAY)
#1 Jefferson Dragons vs #3 Westside-Macon (SATURDAY)
#2 Woodville-Tompkins 72, #1 Rabun County Wildcats 63 (OT)
It was the ultimate heart-breaker for the Rabun County Wildcats, who lost in overtime to a great Woodville-Tompkins team. This ends the Wildcats’ season in the Sweet 16.
#2 White County Warriors vs #4 Beach (SATURDAY)
#2 Tallulah Falls Indians @ #1 Greenforest (SATURDAY)
#2 Towns County Indians @ #1 Charlton County (SATURDAY)
#3 Commerce Tigers @ #1 Dublin (SATURDAY)
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