Greenbrier's 74-60 girls basketball win on Tuesday gave the Lady Wolfpack a bid to the Class AAAA state tournament. They were the only team in Columbia County to do so.
Both Evans girls and boys basketball teams fell on the road in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA Tournament as did Greenbrier's boys.
The Knights lost 67-62 at Ware County despite leading by one point at halftime.
"We had a bad stretch in the third quarter where we got down by 13," said Evans boys basketball coach Kevin Kenny. "We had too many unforced turnovers."
Evans' girls basketball season came to an end Tuesday night when the Lady Knights fell to top-seeded Glynn Academy on the road.
Greenbrier's boys saw their season come to an end at Wayne County in a 62-42 loss.
Harlem's boys fell to Benedictine on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs grabbed a first-round region tournament win on Monday, but came up one win short of the state playoffs with a 44-37 loss to Glenn Hills on Wednesday.
Even the Greenbrier girls had their troubles on Tuesday.
"Defensively we started reaching too much," coach Garrett Black said. "Our shooting saved us a little bit tonight."
Greenbrier shot 43.8 percent from the field Tuesday night. The shooting helped the Lady Wolfpack pull away from Brunswick after the two teams played even basketball for most of the first quarter.
Brunswick and Greenbrier saw three ties and eight lead changes in the first quarter until the Lady Wolfpack took a 20-16 lead entering the second quarter. That advantage increased to a 15-point lead at halftime, and Brunswick never threatened again.
Greenbrier's Sara Oland led the Lady Wolfpack with 23 points, while senior Michelle Swiec added 19.
"We needed a good game out of Sara," Black said.
The win not only improved Greenbrier's perfect record to 26-0, but it also solidified a spot in the Class AAAA state tournament. This past weekend's semifinals and finals in the Region 3-AAAA Tournament will determine the state playoff seeding, Greenbrier's first-round opponent and the location of the game.
The Lady Wolfpack will play their first-round state playoff game on Friday.
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