In the spirit of the holidays, the AccessWDUN sports staff decided to try picking the 63rd Lanierland Tournament bracket.
We believe this year's tournament will be one of the better ones in recent history on both the girls and boys sides.
(TO FIND OUT THE PICKS, PRESS PLAY ON THE VIDEO ABOVE.)
The tournament officially begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, with No. 4 Flowery Branch taking over fifth-seeded Cherokee Bluff at Cherokee Bluff.
Once again, Jacobs Media will give basketball fans across Northeast Georgia the opportunity to listen live on radio and online. The opening round and semifinals will be broadcast live on 94.5 FM The Lake, streamed at accesswdun.com. You'll hear the championship games on Friday live on AM 550/FM 102.9 WDUN. AccessWDUN.com will have coverage of every game with stories, photos and video highlights.
OPENING ROUND SCHEDULE, Wednesday, Dec. 28
9 a.m -- #4 Flowery Branch vs. #5 Cherokee Bluff (Girls)
10:30 a.m. -- #4 Lakeview vs. #5 North Hall(Boys)
12 p.m. -- #3 Gainesville vs. #6 East Hall (Girls)
1:30 p.m. -- #3 Cherokee Bluff vs. #6 Chestatee (Boys)
3 p.m. -- #7 Chestatee vs. #2 Lakeview (Girls)
4:30 p.m. -- #7 Flowery Branch vs.#2 Gainesville (Boys)
6 p.m. -- #1 North Hall vs. #9 West Hall (Girls)
7:30 p.m. -- #1 East Hall vs. #8 West Hall(Boys)