Fifteen basketball teams punch tickets to state playoffs

Tucker Lady Tigers win their second consecutive Region 2-AAAAAA title. Photo by Janée Blake

DeKalb County will be highly represented again in the Georgia High School Association state basketball playoffs.

Fifteen DeKalb teams, from public and private schools, will play in the first round of the playoffs, which began Feb. 16. Five of the teams enter the playoffs as a No. 1 seed after winning a region title on Feb. 13.

The Tucker Lady Tigers won their second consecutive Region 2-AAAAAA title after beating Newton County 79-72 in the region title game. Tucker hosted Campbell Feb. 16 in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs. Score was not available at press time.

The Tucker boys’ team also hosted Campbell in the first round on Feb. 17. Score was not available at press time. Tucker claimed the No. 2 seed after falling to Newton County 61-46 in the Region 2-AAAAAA title game.

The Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers earned a No. 1 seed after beating Mays 64-48 in the Region 6-AAAAA title game. The Lady Panthers hosted Rome Feb. 16 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Score was not available at press time.

Southwest DeKalb boys hosted Kell in the first round of the playoffs. Score was not available at press time. The Panthers claimed a No. 2 seed in the playoffs after falling to Miller Grove 86-58 in the Region 6-AAAAA title game.

Region champions Miller Grove earned the No. 1 seed and hosted Sprayberry Feb. 17. Score was not available at press time. The Miller Grove Lady Wolverines, a No. 4 seed, went on the road to Sequoyah for their first-round playoff matchup. Score was not available at press time.

Defending Class AAAAA champions Stephenson will also go on the road for its first-round playoff matchup. The No. 3 seed Lady Jaguars faced Creekview Feb. 17. Score was not available at press time.

In Class AAAA, the Marist Lady War Eagles won the Region 6-AAAA title after defeating Redan 44-25. Marist hosted Gilmer Feb. 16 in the first round. Score was not available at press time.

No. 2 seed Redan hosted Southwest Whitfield County in the first-round Feb. 16. Score was not available at press time.

No. 3 seed St. Pius went on the road to Northwest Whitfield Feb. 16 for its first-round matchup. Score was not available at press time. The St. Pius Lady Lions earned the No. 3 seed after beating Arabia Mountain 47-44 in the region consolation game.

The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams earned the No. 4 seed and went on the road Feb. 17 to Ringgold to face Heritage. Score was not available at press time.

Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers earned a No. 1 seed after beating Mays 64-48 in the Region 6-AAAAA title game.

Southwest DeKalb Lady Panthers earned a No. 1 seed after beating Mays 64-48 in the Region 6-AAAAA title game.

On the boys’ side, Lithonia claimed the No. 2 seed after suffering a heartbreaking 61-58 loss to Grady on a last second half-court shot in the Region 6-AAAA title game. Lithonia hosted Northwest Whitfield in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Feb.17. Score was not available at press time.

Columbia entered the playoffs as a No. 3 seed after beating St. Pius 63-55 in the Region 6-AAAA consolation game. The Eagles went on the road Feb. 17 to face Heritage in the first round. Score was not available at press time.

No. 4 seed St. Pius went on the road to Cartersville Feb. 17 for its first-round matchup. Score was not available at press time.

DeKalb will have only one team represented in the Class AAA state playoffs. The Cedar Grove Saints enter the Class AAA playoffs as a No. 1 seed after winning the Region 4-AAA title with a 60-55 victory over North Clayton. The Saints hosted Dodge County in the first round Feb. 16. Score was not available at press time.

The playoff schedule for Class A-Private has not been set as of press time. However, both teams from Greenforest won the Region 5-A title, earning a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs. They swept Our Lady of Mercy in the title games with the boys winning 76-61, and the girls winning 59-34.

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