Both Briarwood basketball teams won the first game of the region championships this week, ensuring berths in the state playoffs.
Thomson High School’s boys begin the region tournament at 8:30 p.m. Monday, facing Hephzibah at Josey. The winner will advance to play Butler at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Thomson’s girls won a first-round bye. They will play at Josey at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, facing the winner of Tuesday’s game between Harlem and Hephzibah. The winner of that game will play again at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17.