The GHSA Basketball State Tournaments get underway on February 22-23 and four DeKalb teams have earned their way into the tournament due to their region play.
The Arabia Mountain Lady Rams (18-5) and Druid Hills Red Devils (21-4) are both qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament by virtue of their regular season runners-up finishes in Region 6-4A. Both are automatically in the region semifinals. The Red Devils are one win away from tying for the sixth most wins in school history and for its most wins since a 22-10 season back in 2007.
Class 6A has the Tucker Tigers (19-4) and Lakeside Lady Vikings (11-10) earning berths following first round wins on Saturday night at Tucker. Lakeside eliminated North Atlanta 41-34 and the Tigers knocked off DeKalb rival Lakeside (8-16) 78-32. Both teams play in the Region semifinals on Wednesday at Tucker
Dunwoody fell in both boys and girls play on Saturday in the Region 7-7A tournament. The Wildcats (5-19) dropped a 79-31 decision to Archer after advancing on Friday with a 49-46 win over Duluth. The Lady Wildcats (6-15) lost a heartbreaking 32-21 decision to host Discovery to end their season.
Other Region action gets underway on Monday with Stephenson hosting the Region 6-4A tournament play-in round and then opening first round action on Tuesday. Monday’s play-in games has Miller Grove and Hapeville in the 5:30 pm girls’ game and DeKalb foes Arabia Mountain and Stephenson facing off at 7:00 pm in boys’ play.
Region 5-3A opens with boys’ play on Monday featuring Redan hosting Carver at 6:00 pm and Cedar Grove traveling to Salem for another 6:00 pm contest.
Region 5-5A opens with Clarkston hosting Northview in girls play at 7:00 pm on Monday and Martin Luther King Jr. hosting Clarkston in a boys’ play-in game also at 7:00 pm.
Region 6-2A opens the boys’ bracket with play-in games at Columbia on Monday featuring McNair vs. Washington 5:00 pm and Towers vs. KIPP at 6:30 pm. The 6-2A girls open their tournament at KIPP on Monday with Therrell and Towers at 5:30 pm and McNair and Coretta Scott King at 7:00 pm.
DCSD REGION TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Friday, Feb. 11
Dunwoody (5-18) 49, Duluth (8-17) 46
Saturday, Feb. 12
REGION 7-7A AT DISCOVERY
Discovery (14-9), 32, Dunwoody (6-15) 31
Archer 79, Dunwoody (5-19) 31
REGION 4-6A AT TUCKER
Lakeside (11-10) 41, North Atlanta (5-12) 34
Langston Hughes (21-5) 81, Tucker (3-20) 4
Tucker (19-4) 78, Lakeside (8-16) 32
DCSD REGION TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES
Monday, Feb. 14
(G) Northview (0-22) at Clarkston (7-18), 7:00 pm
(B) Clarkston (2-21) at M.L. King (4-20), 7:00 pm
(G) Hapeville (1-17) vs. Miller Grove (4-17), 5:30
(B) Arabia Mountain (2-22) vs. Stephenson (8-15), 7:00 pm
Carver (9-12) at Redan (11-10), 6:00 pm
Cedar Grove (4-15) at Salem (20-4), 6:00 pm
Girls at KIPP
Therrell (6-14) vs. Towers (4-18), 5:30 pm
McNair (1-18) vs. CS King (8-11), 7:00 pm
Boys at Columbia
Washington (6-16) vs. McNair (3-20), 5:00 pm
Towers (2-20) vs. KIPP (13-11), 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 15
BOYS at Columbia
South Atlanta (15-8) vs. Therrell (13-10), 4:00 pm
Elite Scholar (5-15) vs. Lovett (14-10), 5:30 pm
McNair/Washington vs. Pace (21-4), 7:00 pm
KIPP/Towers vs. Columbia (22-3), 8:30 pm
GIRLS at KIPP
Washington (10-13) vs. South Atlanta (11-10), 4:00 pm
KIPP/Elite Scholars vs. Lovett (17-8), 5:30 pm
McNair/CS King vs. Columbia (18-6), 7:00 pm
Towers/Therrell vs. Pace (14-6), 8:30 pm
Carver (9-13) at Redan (16-8), 6:00 pm
Sandy Creek (5-18) vs. Cedar Grove (11-8), 6:00 pm
REGION 6-4A At Stephenson
Hapeville (13-8) vs. Miller Grove (14-10), 5:30 pm
Arabia Mountain/Stephenson vs. Mays (14-9), 8:30 pm
Mays (9-13) vs. Druid Hills (13-12), 4:00 pm
Miller Grove/Hapeville vs. Stephenson (11-8), 7:00 pm
REGION 5-5A at Decatur
Chamblee (12-11) vs. Stone Mountain (12-11), 2:30 pm
Lithonia (9-15) vs. Decatur (12-8), 4:30 pm
M.L. King (6-19) vs. St. Pius (16-9), 6:30 pm
Clarkston/Northview vs. SW DeKalb (16-9), 8:30 pm