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Monday June 14th, 2021 4:40PM

Basketball playoffs: Commerce girls join Towns boys, Lumpkin girls in semifinals

By Bo Wilson Sports Editor

Then there were three.

The Commerce girls joined the Towns County boys and Lumpkin County girls as the only three northeast Georgia area teams to advance to the semifinals of the Georgia High School Association basketball playoffs.

(Access the BOYS and GIRLS brackets and check below for the full scoreboard)

Commerce (19-10, Region 8-A No. 2 seed) rallied past Turner County, 55-47, in front of a packed house at home on Wednesday to advance to their first semifinal berth since 1989.

Bryanna Sanders scored 17 points, Carson Hobbs had 15 and Maggie Mullis chipped in 10 to lead Commerce.

On Tuesday, both Towns County and Lumpkin County pulled off huge road wins. Towns County beat Irwin County, 61-55, in Class A Public while the Lady Indians held off Pierce County, 64-55, in Class 3A.

But two more teams saw their seasons come to an end on Wednesday. The Troup County girls used its swarming full court press to fluster Flowery Branch and take the win, 49-42, on Branch's home court. The Lady Falcons were just 2-of-12 from 3-point land.

The Rabun County boys' dream season came to an end in a 64-53 loss to Thomasville on the road as well.


STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINAL SCOREBOARD, Wednesday, March 3
(Area teams in bold)

CLASS 4A
Troup County girls 49, Flowery Branch 42

CLASS 2A
Thomasville boys 64, Rabun County 53

CLASS A PUBLIC
Commerce girls 55, Turner County 47


STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE, Friday, March 5

CLASS 3A
Cross Creek girls (R4, S1) at Lumpkin County (R8, S1), 7 p.m.
Commerce girls (R8, S2) at Calhoun County (R1, S1), 6 p.m.


STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS, Saturday, March 6

CLASS A PUBLIC
Towns County boys (R8, S1) at Chattahoochee County (R5, S1), 4 p.m.


STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINAL SCORES, Tuesday, March 2
(Area teams in bold)

CLASS 6A
Lovejoy girls 49, Buford 42

CLASS 4A
Carver-Columbus girls 61, Jefferson 60

CLASS 3A
Lumpkin County girls 64, Pierce County 55

CLASS A PUBLIC
Towns County boys 61, Irwin County 55

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