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Basketball: Key early region matchups highlight weekend action

By AccessWDUN Staff

Some huge early-season showdowns in Regions 7-3A and 8-4A will highlight Friday night's hardwood action around Northeast Georgia.

On the boys' side, White County and Gilmer will square off in Cleveland with first place in 7-3A on the line. The Warriors, despite a slow start to the season, are undefeated in region play to this point. On the girls' side in 7-3A, Lumpkin County heads to Pickens as both teams look to stay in the upper-tier of the standings.

On the girls' side n 8-4A, Cherokee Bluff, off to its best start in program history, will try to stay unbeaten against a struggling East Hall group. Chestatee and East Forsyth will battle at the Cottrell Complex as each looks to stay near the top  of the standings. On the boys'  side, East Hall, fresh off its first win of the season, will try to get out of the winless column in 8-4A traveling to Cherokee Bluff while Chestatee will try to stay atop the subregion standings against East Forsyth.

(Check below for the schedule of games for Northeast Georgia-area teams for both Friday and Saturday.)

Friday, Dec. 16

Commerce at Banks County
East Forsyth at Chestatee*
East Hall at Cherokee Bluff*
East Jackson at Dawson County
Gilmer at White County*
Jackson County at Franklin County
Jefferson at Winder-Barrow*
Johnson at North Hall*
Lumpkin County at Pickens*
Towns County at Aquinas*
Walhalla (SC) at Rabun County

Saturday, Dec. 17
Banks County at East Forsyth
Cherokee at Buford
Chestatee at East Jackson
Commerce at Flowery Branch
Habersham Central at Monroe Area
Johnson at Horizon Christian Academy
Towns County at GSIC*
Union County at Murphy (NC)
West Forsyth at North Forsyth

(* -- denotes region contest)

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