clear
Sunday May 29th, 2016 7:37AM

Playoff basketball: Buford only girls team left standing after quarterfinals

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter
And then there was just one...

Buford was the only area girls team left standing after a tough night in the quarterfinal round of the girls state basketball playoffs.

After a one-year absence, the Lady Wolves advanced back to the state semifinals -- yet the Jefferson, North Forsyth, and Towns County girls all lost on Wednesday to end their runs in the playoffs.

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

Buford whipped Woodward Academy in Class AAA. Jefferson fell to Wesleyan in Class AA, North Forsyth was knocked out of the Class AAAAAA playoffs by Archer, and Randolph-Clay beat Towns County in the Class A Public playoffs.

The Buford and Jefferson boys will look to keep their seasons alive on Thursday. The Wolves will take on Cartersville at 7 p.m. Thursday, which will be broadcast live on WDUN AM 550/102.9 FM.

The Dragons, meanwhile, will play host to Greater Atlanta Christian -- defending Class AA champ and winners of three of the last four AA titles -- at 7 p.m. Thursday.

A win for either team would send them on to Saturday's semifinals. The Lady Wolves are already there and will take on Pike County at 4:45 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

WEDNESDAY'S THIRD ROUND STATE PLAYOFF RESULTS
Class AAAAAA
Archer girls 57, North Forsyth 39

Class AAA
Buford girls 62, Woodward Academy 45

Class AA
Wesleyan girls 64, Jefferson 33

Class A Public
Randolph-Clay girls 62, Towns County 48

STATE QUARTERFINAL MATCH-UPS FOR AREA TEAMS
Class AAA
Cartersville boys at Buford, 7 p.m. Thursday -- Radio: WDUN AM 550/102.9 FM

Class AA
GAC boys at Jefferson, 7 p.m. Thursday
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 1 year ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 1 year ago )
Sports
Lanierland boys semifinals: Unbeatens Johnson, Red Elephants roll into finals
Both Gainesville and Johnson powered their way into the Lanierland Tournament finals on Monday. The two undefeated teams will meet Tuesday for the title at 8:30 p.m. at Chestatee.
10:01AM ( 1 year ago )
Lanierland girls semifinals: GHS, Lady Falcons advance to finals <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Flowery Branch and Gainesville each took impressive wins Monday to advance to the Lanierland Tournament finals...
10:00AM ( 1 year ago )
Girls basketball: Lady Tigers advance to Pickens Holiday finals
The Dawson County girls basketball advanced to the finals of the Pickens Holiday Classic after an 81-54 win over Riverwood Monday.
11:48PM ( 1 year ago )
High School Sports
Baseball: Panthers, Dragons dominate Region 8-AAA All-Region selections
Region 8-AAA continued to be a major player in Class AAA in 2016 with Jackson County getting within one win of the state championship round.
9:23AM ( 1 hour from now )
Baseball: 2016 Region 7-AAA All-Region team
After a rebounding season for Region 7-AAA as a whole, the 2016 Region 7-AAA All-Region baseball team was released on Friday.
8:10AM ( 32 minutes from now )
Fresh tires propel Hamlin to Charlotte Xfinity win
In an event that bore notable similarities to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race a week earlier, Denny Hamlin won Saturday’s Hisense 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a pass on the final lap.
By Reid Spencer-NASCAR Wire Service
11:26PM ( 8 hours ago )
Braves beat Marlins 7-2 to lock up first home series win
Braves interim manager Brian Snitker says Gordon Beckham is "bouncing around like he's a teenager."
By The Associated Press
8:31PM ( 11 hours ago )
Golf: Ralston, Forrester amongst 11 area golfers named All-State
Gainesville's Spencer Ralston was named Class AAAAA boys player of the year, while North Hall's Bartley Forrester was named first team for Class AAAA boys in the 2016 Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association (GHSGCA) All-State team released this week.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:19PM ( 12 hours ago )