The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
Buford, Gainesville and Union County are marching on to the state quarterfinals, while North Hall, Dawson County and Jackson County have one more chance to book their spot in the "Elite Eight" after intriguing second round series play on Wednesday.
North Hall earned a split with No. 1 Locust Grove Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.North Hall earned a split with No. 1 Locust Grove Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs.