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Carver-Columbus, Henry County and Sandy Creek advance boys and girls to Elite 8

2:33 pm Feb. 24, 2017

Carver-Columbus, Henry County and Sandy Creek used double-digit victories to advance both their boys and girls teams into the Elite 8. These title hopefuls lead us into a slate of eight quarterfinals matchups to look forward to next week.

In the boys bracket, Region 4 champion Henry County and Region 5 champion LaGrange each come off comfortable victories in the second round. The Warhawks outscored Lafayette by 30 points to improve

GHSA Basketball ‘Elite Eight’ Schedule

1:00 pm Feb. 24, 2017

Boys

Quarterfinals Feb. 28- March 1

Class AAAAAAA

R7 #4 Brookwood at R8 #3 Grayson

R7 #1 Norcross at R2 #1 Pebblebrook

R8 #1 Newton vs. R1 #1 Tift County

R2 #3 Wheeler at R3 #1 McEachern

Class AAAAAA

R6 #2 South Cobb at R5 #1 South Paulding

R1 #2 Northside-Warner Robins at R2 #1 Brunswick

R5 #3 Langston Hughes at R8 #1 Gainesville

R5 #2 Tri-Cities at R6 #1 Allatoona

Class AAAAA

R6 #2 Riverwood at R5 #1 Miller Grove

R5 #4 Lithonia at R8 #2

Playoffs rundown: Round 2

11:01 am Feb. 24, 2017

Round 2 of the Class AA playoffs is in the books on both the boys and girls sides. All eight remaining girls teams are No. 1 seeds, while the boys side saw top seeds Heard County and

Top eight public and private boys seeds advance to quarters; four girls teams upset

9:38 am Feb. 24, 2017

Here’s a look at what went down in Round 2, with a look at next week’s quarterfinal matchups, Feb. 28-Mar. 1.

BOYS

Round 2 Notes:  The top eight seeds have advanced to the Elite Eight, though three of them had to survive serious upset bids. Jelani Shakir hit seven consecutive free throws in the last five minutes to help No. 4 Aquinas (26-1) hold off No. 20 Stratford Academy (10-13), 40-34. Meanwhile,

Round 2 recap: Newton beats Westlake in 3 OT

12:10 am Feb. 24, 2017

The Westlake-Newton boys playoff game lived up to all expectations Thursday night in Covington as third-ranked Newton defeated the reigning state champions of the highest classification 89-83 in triple overtime.

Newton (28-1) moved on to face Tift County in next week’s Class AAAAAAA quarterfinals.

In avenging a close semifinal defeat in the state playoffs last year, Newton led by as much as 42-23 in the first half and 57-48 in the fourth