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Basketball playoffs: Only Lakeview boys, Rabun girls able to advance on rough day for NEGa area teams

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

The Lakeview Academy boys and the Rabun County girls both advanced to the next round in the GIAA and GHSA Class A Division 1 playoffs on Saturday.

However, they were the only ones out of seven northeast Georgia area teams in action to advance in the state playoffs on Saturday.

The third-seeded Lions looked solid in taking a 52-34 win over John Milledge in the quarterfinals of the GIAA Class 3A playoffs at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon.

The Rabun County girls, the Region 8-A D1 champions, pulled away late to beat Mount Pisgah 70-57 in the second round of the Class A D1 playoffs.

It was a rough day for everyone else. All four Region 7-3A teams, includingLumpkin County and Dawson County, were swept out of the second round just three days after sweeping out Region 5-3A in the first round.

Lumpkin County and Dawson County both were on the road against the top two teams in the classification. The Indians were routed by defending Class 3A state champion and No. 1-ranked Sandy Creek, 92-22, while Dawson County took on No. 2 Douglass-Atlanta and was eliminated in a 79-42 loss in Atlanta.

Buford also struggled in a 54-48 loss to Norcross at The Buford Arena in the Class 7A playoffs.

The Towns County boys were knocked off by Manchester, 71-58, in Class A Division 2.

The Rabun County boys also could not get out of the second round, falling 71-54 to Mount Pisgah in Tiger.

2nd ROUND BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD, Saturday, Feb. 24
BOYS

CLASS 7A
Norcross 54, Buford 48

CLASS 3A
Douglass-Atlanta 79, Dawson County 42
Sandy Creek 92, Lumpkin County 22

CLASS A DIVISION 1
Rabun County girls 70, Mount Pisgah 57
Mt. Pisgah boys 71, Rabun County 54

CLASS A DIVISION 2
Mancester 71, Towns County 58

GIAA CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS (at First Presbyterian, Macon)
Lakeview Academy 52, John Milledge 34

2nd ROUND BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD, Friday, Feb. 23
GIRLS
CLASS 7A

Buford 71, North Gwinnett 24

CLASS 6A
North Forsyth 45, Sequoyah 28

CLASS 5A
Cartersville 66, Jefferson 64 OT

CLASS 4A
Chestatee 61, Heritage-Catoosa 55

CLASS 3A
Hart County 48, Dawson County 40
White County 66, Franklin County 35

CLASS 2A
Banks County 43, Model 29
Murray County 46, Union County 41

GIAA CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS (at Tattnall Square, Macon)
Lakeview Academy 76, Brookwood School 43

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