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Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 1:33AM

Playoff basketball: 7-AAA finishes 1st round 7-1; Johnson boys march on

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter
The Region 8-AAAA champion Johnson boys got over last year's nightmare first round loss to Shaw by rallying to beat Stone Mountain at home and the East Hall boys continued Region 7-AAA's dominating run in the playoffs with a buzzer-beating win over Ringgold on the road Saturday night.

Those two games highlighted the final night of first round action around the area and state in the GHSA basketball playoffs.

(NOTE: See below for a complete list of area scores and Saturday's playoff schedule.)

Region 7-AAA teams went an impressive 7-1 against Region 5-AAA in the first round. The White County boys lost to highly-ranked Cartersville in a close game for the only loss for 7-AAA. The win for Johnson was its first in the first round since 2010.

The Knights were the only Region 8-AAAA boys still alive after both Eastside and Lumpkin County dropped first round games. Walnut Grove was playing Marist Saturday.

The Gainesville boys were no match for defending state champion MIller Grove in Class AAAAA.

Check back throughout the night for updated scores as we receive them. And check our Sports and High School Sports pages for in-depth game stories.

SATURDAY'S PREP PLAYOFF RESULTS
SCORES POSTED AS RECEIVED

Class AAAAA
Miller Grove boys 66, Gainesville 23

Class AAAA
Johnson boys 83, Stone Mountain 71
Columbia boys 63, Lumpkin County 20

Class AAA
East Hall boys 60, Ringgold 58
Dawson County girls 58, Cartersville 48
Cartersville boys 82, White County 77

Class AA
Westminster boys 66, Rabun County 58


SECOND ROUND STATE PLAYOFF MATCH-UPS FOR AREA TEAMS
Start Times included if available
Class AAAAAA
Duluth girls at North Forsyth, 7:30 p.m. Monday

Class AAAA
Sandy Creek boys at Johnson

Class AAA
Decatur girls at Buford, 6 p.m. Monday
Blessed Trinity boys at Buford
Dawson County girls at Morgan County
Dawson County boys at Cedar Grove, 7 p.m. Tuesday
East Hall girls at St. Pius, 7 p.m. Monday
East Hall boys at Morgan County, 7 p.m. Tuesday
North Hall girls at Woodward Academy, 6:30 p.m. Monday

Class AA
Manchester boys at Jefferson
Manchester girls at Jefferson, 6 p.m. Monday
Rabun County girls at Kendrick, 6 p.m. Monday

Class A (First round for Class A)
Lakeview Academy girls at Mt. Paran, 6 p.m. Monday
Towns County girls at Gordon Lee, 6 p.m. Monday
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