Regions 8-5A and 8-4A will get their road to the playoffs going opening region play on Friday.
In Region 8-4A, Chestatee travels to Flowery Branch and East Hall heads to Cedar Shoals in showdowns that could tell a lot about the rest of the season on both the boys and girls sides.
Meanwhile, Region 7-3A, which saw some interesting outcomes on Tuesday to open its schedule, continues full-bore as well. Cherokee Bluff travels to East Forsyth while West Hall plays host to North Hall. Lumpkin County and Dawson will renew their rivalry in Dawsonville.
Gainesville will play host to Denmark and North Forsyth travels to West Forsyth in Region 6-7A action.
The full schedule for Friday and Saturday around the Northeast Georgia area is below:
FRIDAY'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, Dec. 10
(All games begin at 7 p.m. with girls unless otherwise noted)
Cherokee Bluff at East Forsyth*
Chestatee at Flowery Branch*
Commerce at Banks County
Denmark at Gainesville*
East Hall at Cedar Shoals*
East Jackson boys at Athens Christian, 7:30 p.m.
Jackson County at Greenbrier, 5 p.m.*
Johnson at Clarke Central*
Lumpkin County at Dawson County*
Madison County at Jefferson*
North Forsyth at West Forsyth*
North Hall West Hall*
Oglethorpe County girls at East Jackson, 6 p.m.
Rabun County at Stephens County
Riverside Military Academy boys at Lakeview, 7:30 p.m.
Towns County at Union County
White County at Gilmer*
SATURDAY'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE, Dec. 11
(All games begin at 6 p.m. with girls unless otherwise noted)
Buford at Harrison, 3 p.m.