The dream of a Georgia High School Association state basketball championship continues this week for four local teams. Three of them will play at home.
All are four wins away from winning a state championship.
In the Class AA girls tournament, Kendrick, an easy 72-39 winner over River Ridge in the first round, will host Lovett, the No. 3 seed from Region 6. The game is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Lovett knocked off Region 8’s No. 2 seed Fannin County 53-51.
In the Class AA boys state tournament, Kendrick will host Buford at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. In first-round games, Kendrick routed Model 90-46 and Buford beat Rabun County 64-43. Buford is the No. 3 seed from Region 6.
Also in AA, Jordan will travel to Greater Atlanta Christian on Wednesday. Jordan went on the road Saturday to beat Coosa 58-57, while GAC won at home 66-45 over Elbert County. Game time will be at 6 p.m.
The winners of those AA second-round games will advance to the quarterfinals at Dalton’s NorthWest Georgia Trade Center. The quarterfinals would be on Friday.
In the Class AAAA boys tournament, Hardaway will host North Clayton at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Hawks, which are the No. 1 seed from Region 1, gets to host because North Clayton, No. 4 seed from Region 4, upset Region 2’s top seed Richmond Hill 52-48. Hardaway ripped Union Grove in its opener 79-55.
If the Hawks win Wednesday night’s game, they will play in the quarterfinal round at Fort Valley State on Friday.
In games involving area teams, the Manchester boys will be at East Hall in AA, the Randolph-Clay boys will be at Greenville in A and the Troup boys will be at Murray County in AAA.
The Class A and AAA sectionals will be held at Columbus State on Friday (Class A) and Saturday (AAA).