Evans (18-7) 3-AAAA No. 2 Seed vs. Bainbridge 4-AAAA No. 3 Seed
The Evans High School boys basketball team had a strange season. Once they got the football players back in December they seemed unbeatable. They were 13-2 as of Jan. 3. However, they limped into the region playoffs with losses to Greenbrier and Lakeside and going 5-5 after Jan. 4.
The Knights got it together in the Region 3-AAAA tournament to earn the No. 2 seed from the region. Evans will square off with Bainbridge on Friday in round one of the AAAA State Tournament.
Greenbrier (22-3) 3-AAAA No. 3 Seed vs. Bainbridge (16-8) 1-AAAA No. 2 Seed
Greenbrier's girls got off to another hot start, but struggled toward the end of the season, with back-to-back losses to Statesboro and the Academy of Richmond County in the regular season, and a loss in the region tournament semifinals.
The 'Pack are still an impressive 22-3. They will need to use their defense to get as many easy buckets as they can versus a very good defensive team in Bainbridge.
The Bearcats have given up more than 52 points just three times. The good news for the 'Pack is that they lost all three of those games. On defense, the 'Pack will have to slow down the duo of Zaikia Dawson (17 points per game) and Alexis Burke (14 points per game).
The problem is they are 5-foot, 10-inches and 5-foot, 11-inches respectively. Greenbrier's weakness in recent years has been a lack of height, so dealing with these two players will be tough. Junior Dorian Freeman will need to play one of her best games of the season for the 'Pack to advance.
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