Brackets for the GHSA state basketball tournament – Friday and Saturday – have been set following this past weekend’s region tournament action.
First off, for the Class AAAAAA boys, Northside will travel to play Brunswick. The Eagles – a 68-60 loss to Lee County in the consolation round – finished as the No. 4 seed out of Region 2. They enter the matchup 10-19. The Pirates (24-3) are the No. 1 seed out of Region 2 and have a 24-3 record. Houston County was unable to earn a qualifying berth and finished the year 5-18.
Northside’s girls – beating Houston County 40-34 in the consolation round – captured the third seed. The Lady Eagles will travel and play Glynn Academy the No. 2 seed out of Region 2. The Lady Eagles, at 18-9, actually have a better record than the Terrors, who stand at 14-12.
The 7-17 Lady Bears on the other hand, will face off at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville against a Lady Tigers squad that is the Region 2 champion and has a 17-9 record.
On the AAAAA side, Warner Robins’ boys, after earning their fifth-straight region championship with a 76-54 win over Harris County Saturday, will host Ware County. The Gators managed to pull out a fourth seed despite a 5-19 record.
The Demonettes, after pulling off the upset over Veterans, 45-35 – the Lady Warhawks had won both regular season games prior – earned the No. 3 seed and will travel to play Region 2, No. 2 seed, Wayne County. Warner Robins enters the matchup at 15-11, while the Lady Yellow Jackets are 15-8.
Veterans’ girls, at No. 4, will travel to play Ware County, the No. 1. The Lady Warhawks boast an 18-9 record while the Lady Gators are an impressive 25-2.
At Class AAAA, Perry’s girls came away with the No. 3 seed. They will travel and play Americus-Sumter, the No. 2. The Lady Panthers are 10-16, while the “other” Lady Panthers are 21-7.
Finally, Perry’s boys enter state as the No. 4 and will travel to go head-to-head with No. 1 Westover. The Panthers are 15-10, while the Patriots out of Albany are 21-6.