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CLASS 7A

Saturday, March 2 at Georgia State

R5 #1 No. 3 Wheeler (25-5) vs. R3 #1 No. 2 McEachern (25-5), 3:00

R4 #1 No. 1 Grayson (28-2) vs. R6 #1 No. 8 Milton (20-10), 7:00

CLASS 6A

Saturday, March 2 at West Georgia

R5 #1 No. 1 Alexander (28-2) vs. R3 #1 No. 5 Woodward Academy (26-5), 3:00

R3 #2 No. 8 Jonesboro (22-10) vs. R4 #4 No. 7 Riverwood (23-7), 7:00

CLASS 5A

Friday, March 1 at West Georgia

R2 #1 No. 3 Eagle’s Landing 69, R5 #4 Maynard Jackson 51: Bobby Buggs had 18 points followed by Dwight Brown’s 15 and John McQueen’s 10 to lead Eagle’s Landing (23-7).

R6 #1 No. 1 Kell 66, R8 #2 No. 10 Winder-Barrow 34: Cannon Richards tallied 14 points and 6 rebounds as Kell (27-3) overpowered Winder-Barrow (26-5) on their way back to the state championship. South Florida-signee CJ Brown added 13 points and 9 rebounds while Alabama A&M-signee Jaylen Colon posted 10 points and 7 assists. Chris McLavish had 9 points, 4 assists and 6 steals. Brayden Rouse had 7 points.

CLASS 4A

Saturday, March 2 at Fort Valley State

R2 #1 No. 4 Baldwin (27-2) vs. R8 #1 No. 3 North Oconee (28-3), 3:00

R3 #2 Benedictine (17-7) vs. R6 #1 No. 5 Holy Innocents’ (25-6), 7:00

CLASS 3A

Saturday, March 2 at Savannah State

R5 #1 No. 1 Sandy Creek (25-3) vs. R1 #3 No. 10 Carver-Columbus (24-5), 3:00

R3 #2 Johnson-Savannah (19-11) vs. R1 #1 No. 4 Dougherty (23-7), 7:00

CLASS 2A

Saturday, March 2 at Georgia College

R4 #3 No. 2 Butler (24-6) vs. R3 #1 No. 4 Toombs County (28-2), 3:00

R4 #1 No. 1 Westside-Augusta (26-4) vs. R5 #2 No. 5 Columbia (27-3), 7:00

CLASS A D-I

Friday, March 1 at Georgia College

R6 #2 No. 2 Paideia 56, R3 #1 No. 3 Savannah 39: CJ Harper took over in the fourth quarter with 9 points as Paideia (17-12) surged past a short-handed Savannah (22-9) after holding a 35-29 advantage following three quarters. Harper finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals. Freshman Tristan Mitchell scored eight of his 14 points in the first half and added 3 assists. Frank Jackson scored 9 points. Jermaine Edwards powered Savannah with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. The Maki Joyner-less Blue Jackets got 11 points from Jermontae Brown and 3 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks from Deshawn Davis.

R6 #1 No. 1 Mt. Vernon 77, R6 #4 No. 7 Mt. Pisgah 39: The Mustangs jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never looked back. Mt. Vernon (23-9) saw Sha’yah Goba rack up 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks while West Georgia-signee Xavier Shegog tallied 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs outrebounded the Patriots 41-16. KJ Garris piled in 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Dennis Scott III had 9 point and 9 rebounds. Gabe Alterman had 6 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Montevallo-signee O’Neill Connolly tallied 10 points in the loss.

CLASS A D-II

Friday, March 1 at Fort Valley State

R6 #2 Manchester 62, R8 #1 Warren County 60: Jayden Terry scored 24 points and Daryus Bryant had 14 to pace Manchester (20-8).  Torossie Leslie scored 19 points and Cosa Pender had 17 in defeat for Warren County (24-6).

R7 #1 No. 1 Greenforest 68, R6 #1 No. 3 Macon County 44: Michael Robinson netted 22 points for Greenforest (26-4) while Elijah Lewis and Caleb Kawela added 13 apiece. Macon County (27-4) was paced by Frankie Raines Jr.’s 17 points and Tyler Stephens’ 11.

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CLASS 7A

Saturday, March 2 at Georgia State

R5 #1 No. 9 Cherokee (24-6) vs. R3 #1 No. 4 North Paulding (24-6), 1:00

R4 #1  No. 1 Grayson (30-0) vs. R1 #1 No. 10 Lowndes (22-4), 5:00

CLASS 6A

Saturday, March 2 at West Georgia

R1 #2 No. 7 Veterans (24-6) vs. R8 #1 No. 2 North Forsyth (30-0), 1:00

R4 #1 No. 3 Marist (28-1) vs. R6 #1 No. 1 River Ridge (26-4), 5:00

CLASS 5A

Friday, March 1 at West Georgia

R5 #1 No. 2 Maynard Jackson 77, R7 #2 Cartersville 57: Maynard Jackson (28-1) raced past Cartersville (18-13) to punch their ticket to the state title game. Shakira Gresham netted 29 points while Taliah Cornish posted 21.

R5 #2 No. 4 Midtown 73, R7 #1 No. 5 Dalton 63: Midtown (27-5) will get a fourth crack at Maynard Jackson as the Knights pushed past Dalton (21-10) to make it to their first-ever state championship. Briaiah Lewis netted 22 points and Sinclair Richman had 16 to power the Knights. The Catamounts saw Emma Hefner produce 22 points while North Georgia-signee Grace Ridley pumped in 17.

CLASS 4A

Saturday, March 2 at Fort Valley State

R2 #1 No. 1 Baldwin (27-2) vs. R4 #2 No. 6 Fayette County (24-4), 1:00

R8 #2 No. 9 North Oconee (22-9) vs. R1 #1 No. 2 Hardaway (26-4), 5:00

CLASS 3A

Saturday, March 2 at Savannah State

R1 #2 No. 9 Monroe (21-9) vs. R8 #1 No. 1 Hebron Christian (28-2), 1:00

R7 #1 No. 2 Wesleyan (26-3) vs. R1 #1 No. 3 Carver-Columbus (23-6), 5:00

CLASS 2A

Saturday, March 2 at Georgia College

R2 #1 No. 6 Central-Macon (26-4) vs. R4 #2 No. 2 Josey (27-3), 1:00

R7 #1 No. 7 Murray County (24-6) vs. R6 #1 No. 1 Mt. Paran (27-3), 5:00

CLASS A D-I

Friday, March 1 at Georgia College

R6 #2 No. 2 Galloway 60, R8 #1 No. 4 Rabun County 45: Galloway (19-10) limited Rabun County (24-7) to just four threes and saw the Thompsons carry the load to advance back to the state championship. Georgia Tech-signee Tianna Thompson finished with 28 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while Taryn Thompson recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 1 steal. Western Carolina-signee Lucy Hood closed her illustrious career with 22 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal while Presbyterian-signee Ellie Southards netted 15 points and 3 rebounds. The LadyCats trailed 28-22 at the half and 42-35 after three following a last-second layup from Libby Abdur-Rahim. Rabun County cut the lead to 47-41 at the 4:44 mark in the fourth quarter but saw Galloway finish the game on a 13-4 stretch.

R6 #1 No. 1 St. Francis 70, R8 #2 No. 3 Athens Christian 38: St. Francis (23-7) pulled away in the second half from Athens Christian (24-5) after leading 27-16 at the half. Up 44-31 after three, the Knights put the game away with an explosive 26-7 final stanza. Nya Young posted 20 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Austin Peay-signee SaMya Wyatt had 13 points and 7 rebounds while Giaunni Rogers netted 11 points and Desi Taylor chipped in 10. Emmanuel-signee Natalee Goff closed her career with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks for the Eagles. Josi Vaughn had 8 points and Marlene Mbilima finished with 4 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks.

CLASS A D-II

Friday, March 1 at Fort Valley State

R3 #1 No. 3 Montgomery County 61, R2 #1 No. 5 Clinch County 57: Montgomery County (30-1) got 29 points from Marley Bell and 21 from Amire Banks. Clinch County (21-5) received 24 points from Amariah Dean.

R7 #1 No. 1 Greenforest 64, R6 #1 No. 2 Taylor County 35: Greenforest (26-5) bowled over Taylor County (27-4) to clinch a berth in the state title game. Lana Koricanac posted 18 points while Ndate Ndiaye added 13 points. Central Florida-signee Arek Angui added 8 points. Trista Bennett led Taylor County with 10 points.