The GHSA boys and girls basketball quarterfinals have trimmed down the field to the final four. After the final buzzer from the Elite 8, we now have two teams from Central Georgia in the field of 24 teams made up of Class A, AA, and AAA heading to Macon in search of a state title.
First up, are the 26-1 Lady Vikings of Taylor County. Friday night they punched their ticket to the finals after a convincing win over Pelham 50-33, led by senior Artisha Holston who had a career high 28 rebounds along with 11 points. Legendary coach Matt Troutman and Taylor County are no strangers to the finals, his team last made the final four in 2010 but the program also has 5 state titles since 1989 and Troutman says he would love to end this season with his sixth.
From old school winning ways to new school, Coach Sug Parker and the AAA defending state champs in the Washington County Lady Golden Hawks keep streaking right along to the tune of 62 wins in a row. Saturday in Milledgeville the ladies celebrated a 12 point victory over Monroe that earned them the chance to continue defending their title in Macon. Led by junior Allisha Gray who poured in a game high 32 points, the Hawks continue to dominate and Coach Parker says his girls are getting better and better during this post season run.
And the games are set starting Wednesday afternoon at 4pm at the Macon Coliseum the Taylor County girls tip off the tournament at 4pm against the defending Class A State Champions 27-4 Wesleyan. Winners advance to the State title game on Saturday at 11am.
And the Waco Lady Golden Hawks get things started on Friday at 4pm when they take on North Hall. Last one standing will play for all the marbles, Saturday at 7pm, in the AAA state championship.