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Pairings set for region basketball tournaments

The regular season for high school basketball teams in Georgia ended Saturday night. Region tournaments start as early as Monday as team vie for one of the four berths each region has in the state tournaments.

Region 2-AAA tips off its tournament on Monday with a pair of 7 seed vs. 6 games at LaGrange High. On the girls side, Shaw will play the host at 5 p.m. On the boys side, Columbus will play Troup at 6:30 p.m.

The tournament shifts to Troup on Tuesday for four games. After taking Wednesday off, the tournament will shift to Northside for Thursday’s semifinals and Friday‘s finals.

The top two teams on each side received byes into the semifinals and therefore are guaranteed a berth in the state tournament. Those teams are the Northside and Kendrick girls and the Shaw and Northside boys.

With nine teams in Region 1-AAAA, play-in games were used to cut the field to eight for next week’s tournament.

The Lee County girls edged Harris County 59-58 on Friday, while the Jones County boys beat Lee County 66-40.

The Hardaway girls will open the tournament, which is being played at Bainbridge High, against Americus-Sumter at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Hardaway boys play Bainbridge at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Harris County boys play Thomas County Central at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In Region 2-A, only the top five teams from each subregion advanced to the tournament, so the Brookstone girls and the Pacelli boys both failed to make it.

The girls half of the tournament begins Tuesday at Turner County. Pacelli plays the host at 8:30 p.m. The boys begin at Taylor County on Wednesday. Brookstone plays Wilcox County at 7 p.m.

The tournament continues Thursday at the highest seeded girls team remaining in the tournament after Tuesday’s games. The semifinals and finals on Friday and Saturday will be played at Georgia Southwestern.

Teams in Region 5-AA, including Jordan and Spencer, finish their season Saturday night, so the tournament schedule could not be set until after the conclusion of those games.

SCHEDULES

Region 2-AAA

Girls

Monday

at LaGrange

Game 1 — Shaw vs. LaGrange, 5 p.m.

Tuesday

at Troup

Game 2 — Columbus vs. Carver, 4 p.m.

Game 3 — Troup vs. Game 1 winner, 7 p.m.

Thursday

at Northside

Game 4 — Kendrick vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 5 — Northside vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday at Northside

Game 6 — Game 4 loser vs. Game 5 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 7 p.m.

Boys

Monday

at LaGrange

Game 1 — Columbus vs. Troup, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

at Troup

Game 2 — Kendrick vs. Carver, 5:30 p.m.

Game 3 — LaGrange vs. Game 1 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

at Northside

Game 4 — Northside vs. Game 3 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 5 — Shaw vs. Game 2 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Friday at Northside

Game 6 — Game 4 loser vs. Game 5 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 7 — Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Region 1-AAAA

at Bainbridge High

Girls

Tuesday

Game 1 — Hardaway vs. Americus-Sumter, 4 p.m.

Game 2 — Thomas County Central vs. Jones County, 5:30 p.m.

Game 3 — Westside-Macon vs. Lee County, 7 p.m.

Game 4 — Bainbridge vs. Upson-Lee, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Game 5 — Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Game 7 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 8 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

Boys

Wednesday

Game 1 — Upson-Lee vs. Americus-Sumter, 4 p.m.

Game 2 — Thomas County Central vs. Harris County, 5:30 p.m.

Game 3 — Westside-Macon vs. Jones County, 7 p.m.

Game 4 — Bainbridge vs. Hardaway, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Game 5 — Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 1 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Game 7 — Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8 — Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Region 2-A

Girls

Tuesday

at Turner County

Game 1 — Stewart-Quitman vs. Marion County, 4 p.m.

Game 2 — Chattahoochee County vs. Wilcox County, 5;30 p.m.

Game 3 — Greenville vs. Hawkinsville, 7 p.m.

Game 4 — Turner County vs. Pacelli, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

Site TBD

Game 5 — Game 1 winner vs Game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 2 winner vs Game 4 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday

at Georgia Southwestern

Game 7 — Dooly County vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 8 — Taylor County vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday

at Georgia Southwestern

Game 9 — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 4 p.m.

Boys

Wednesday

at Taylor County

Game 1 — Stewart-Quitman vs. Central-Talbotton, 4 p.m.

Game 2 — Chattahoochee County vs. Dooly County, 5;30 p.m.

Game 3 — Wilcox County vs. Brookstone, 7 p.m.

Game 4 — Taylor County vs. Schley County, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

Site TBD

Game 5 — Game 1 winner vs Game 3 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 6 — Game 2 winner vs Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

at Georgia Southwestern

Game 7 — Greenville vs. Game 5 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8 — Turner County vs. Game 6 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

at Georgia Southwestern

Game 9 — Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 5 p.m.

Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 8:30 p.m.

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