GAINESVILLE -- The 49th annual Lanierland basketball tournament has been moved up one day this week due to Flowery Branch's football team playing in the Class AAA championship game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Originally scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, tournament organizers have moved the competition up to Thursday and Friday (Dec. 12 and 13) this week.
The tourney semifinals will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Gainesville High, while the championship and third-place games will take place on Friday.
Here is Thursday's semifinal schedule (all at Gainesville High):
-- 4 p.m., Gainesville girls vs. Flowery Branch
-- 5:30 p.m., Johnson boys vs. Lakeview
-- 7 p.m., North Hall girls vs. East Hall
-- 8:30 p.m., West Hall boys vs. North Hall