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Wednesday October 21st, 2020 12:35AM

Region 8-5A playoffs: Buford girls and boys win the region, again

By AccessWDUN Staff

ATHENS — The Buford girls won their fourth straight Region 8-5A title with a 47-35 win over Loganville on Friday at Clarke Central High School. 

But it wasn't easy as Loganville pulled out all the stops and forced the Lady Wolves (26-1, Region 8-5A No. 1 seed) to find ways to score. 

Loganville (20-7, Region 8-5A No. 2 seed) held the ball for the first five minutes of the second quarter, trailing by 7 points. It didn't stop the Lady Wolves as Ashyia Willis scored 12 points and Tate Walters added 11 in the win. 

Walters also was named the Region 8-5A Player of the Year. Willis, Blair Wallis and Katelyn Klein earned a spot on the All-Region first team. 

The Lady Wolves will be the No. 1 seed in the Class 5A state playoffs and will begin the defense of their 2019 state title on Friday or Saturday. 

After leading by double-digits going into the fourth quarter, the Buford boys (21-6, Region 8-5A No. 2 seed) held off a Cedar Shoals charge to win 88-86.

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