We now know the region tournament schedules for the basketball teams in Greene, Morgan and Putnam counties
Updated Feb. 9 at 11:40 a.m.:
Five Lake Country teams were in action on Friday.
NGA's boys played against Westminster Chrisitian Academy and won, 77-62. The victory means the Patriots are the third team out of their region, and it puts them in the GICAA state playoffs.
LOA's girls played the early game of the Region 7-A tournament against Georgia Military College Prep. The Lady Titans took a 52-29 defeat, but they will face Aquinas on Saturday in the consolation round to determine the third and fourth teams out of the region tournament. That game will be held at Wilkinson County High School and is scheduled to begin Saturday at 4 p.m.
Greene County's boys fell behind early during their game against tournament host Wilkinson County but made a comeback attempt that ultimately fell short. The Tigers lost, 70-59, but they will play again Saturday versus rival Hancock Central to determine the third- and fourth-place teams in the region. That game will begin at 5:30 p.m.
As for Gatewood, its girls teams dropped a 32-30 decision to Monsignor Donovan. The loss meant the Lady Gators finished fourth in the region tournament. The Gatewood boys defeated Brentwood, 74-53, to earn a third-place finish in the bracket.
Updated Feb. 8 at 10:35 a.m.:
Morgan County's girls were upset in their first game of the Region 8-AAA tournament Tuesday night. The Lady Dogs fell to Monroe Area, 43-41. That loss eliminated Morgan from the rest of the region tournament.
Because the Lady Dogs are out for the remainder of region play, they must wait for the rest of Class AAA's region tournaments conclude to learn their state tournament fate. There's a chance the Lady Dogs can still make the state playoffs, but that will only happen if they receive an at-large bid that goes to the highest-ranked (according to MaxPreps.com rankings) team that did not finish inside its region's top four. Each region's top four teams are guaranteed playoff spots but, because Region 1-AAA only has three teams, the GSHA opens up the at-large spot.
As for Morgan County's boys, they were already locked into the state tournament entering the region tournament because they were the 1-seed. After enjoying a first-round bye, the Bulldogs played against Monroe Area on Thursday night and beat the Hurricanes, 65-42. Morgan will return to action Saturday at 8:30 p.m. by facing Jefferson in the championship round. If the Bulldogs win that game, it will mark their eighth consecutive region title. That game will be played at Hart County and we will provide live updates on our Lake Country Sports Facebook page and on Twitter @GALakeSports, cell service permitting.
Nathanael Greene Academy:
NGA's boys dropped the opening game of their region tournament Tuesday night against Covington Academy, 73-66, so their season is on the line today. The Patriots will compete in the consolation game of the tournament Friday at 5:30 p.m. They will face Westminster Christian Academy. The winner of the game finishes third in the tournament and earns a state playoff bid. That game will be played at NGA.
Greene County's boys are locked into the Region 7-A tournament through Saturday. The Tigers beat Tattnall Square Academy, 62-49, on Wednesday in the opening round. The Tigers will play Friday against tournament host Wilkinson County. That game will tip off at 8:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play the winner of Hancock Central-Georgia Military College Prep in the championsihp game Saturday at 8:30 p.m., while the loser will play the loser of Hancock-GMC in the consolation round Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Lake Oconee Academy:
LOA's girls earned their first-ever postseason win Tuesday against First Presbyterian Day School. The Lady Titans won, 58-46, to lock themselves into the tournament through Saturday. They play GMC Prep on Friday at 4 p.m. The winner advance to face either Stratford Academy or Aquinas in the championship round Saturday at 7 p.m., while the losers of those two games will meet in the consolation round Saturday at 4 p.m.
Both of Gatewood's teams are in the consolation round. The Lady Gators fell to to Edmund Burke, 35-26, on Thursday. They will play against Monsignor Donovan on Friday at 4 p.m. to determine the third and fourth teams. As for the Gatewood boys, they s fell to Monsignor Donovan on Thursday, 45-41. They will take on Brentwood Friday at 5:30 p.m. to determine the third and fourth teams.
Basketball season at Putnam County is over. The War Eagles fell to Union County in the opening round, 57-43, eliminating them from the tournament and, subsequently, the state playoffs. That was also the case for Putnam's girls, who lost to Elbert County on Tuesday, 57-48.
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Several basketball teams from Lake Country qualified for their respective region tournaments, which will all be played this week. See the following for a complete schedule of games involving our area’s teams. Please read closely, because these games are spread out all over Georgia.
Nathanael Greene Academy
Nathanael Greene Academy’s boys will play Covington Academy on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. The winner of that game will face the winner of the Peachtree Academy/Westminster Christian Academy game in the championship round on Friday at 5:30 p.m. ALL of those games will be hosted at NGA.
Greene County’s boys will play Tattnall Square Academy on Wednesday at 3 p.m. The winner of that game will face the winner of Aquinas-Wilkinson County on Friday at 8:30 p.m. and, if the Tigers win there, they will play in the championship round Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ALL of those games will be hosted at Wilkinson County.
Lake Oconee Academy
Lake Oconee Academy’s girls will play First Presbyterian Day School on Tuesday at 4 p.m. That game will take place at Georgia Military College. The winner of that game will play the winner of Twiggs County-GMC Prep on Friday at 4 p.m. The championship game is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. Those last two rounds will be held at Wilkinson County along with the boys’ rounds.
Gatewood’s boys and girls teams will play all of their rounds at Thomas Jefferson Academy. The girls will face Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday. The winner of that game will play Edmund Burke on Thursday and then the championship game will be played on Friday.
Gatewood’s boys received a first-round bye. They will face the winner of the Thomas Jefferson/Monsignor Donovan game on Thursday. The boys’ championship round is scheduled for Friday as well. We do not yet know the times for any of those games.
Putnam County’s girls will begin their tournament at Rabun County. The Lady Eagles will face Elbert County on Tuesday at 4 p.m. If they win, they will then move to Elbert County for the rest of the tournament. On Thursday, Putnam’s girls would play the winner of Banks County-Social Circle at 4 p.m. The championship game will be played Friday at 7 p.m.
Putnam’s boys will be at Elbert County for the duration of their tournament run. The War Eagles will play Union County today (Monday) at 7 p.m. The winner will play Elbert or Oglethorpe County on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The championship round is set for Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Both of Morgan County’s teams earned early-round byes. The Lady Dogs will play the winner of Monroe Area-Jackson County on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play Hart County at 4 p.m. Thursday, with the winner of that matchup reaching the championship round to be played Saturday at 7 p.m.
Morgan’s boys will not play until Thursday at 8:30 p.m. when they face the winner of Franklin County-Monroe Area. The championship game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. ALL of those games will be hosted at Hart County.
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