Wildcats eliminated by Hillgrove
POWDER SPRINGS — The Valdosta boys’ basketball team was eliminated from the GHSA Class 6A state basketball playoffs Wednesday night.
The Wildcats fell to the Hillgrove Hawks 53-47. The Wildcats lost six of their final eight games of the season, and finished the year with a 17-10 record.
Lady Generals beat Thomas Jefferson
TIFTON — The Georgia Christian girls’ basketball team defeated Thomas Jefferson 35-31 in the first round of the GISA Class A state playoffs.
Led by Lindsey Levins’ 15 points, and Morgan Sykes’ and Lauren Redshaw’s six points each, the Lady Generals led for nearly the entire way, until the fourth quarter.
After blowing a seven-point lead in the third quarter, the teams swapped baskets in the fourth quarter until Haylee Garrett got a steal and score with two minutes remaining to put Georgia Christian ahead 33-31.
Then, with 18 seconds remaining, Levins made two free throws to secure the win. Georgia Christian faced No. 4 seed Twiggs Friday night at 5:30 p.m. at Abraham-Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton.
Highland falls to Curtis Baptist
TIFTON — Despite leading for 3 1/2 quarters, the Highland Christian Lady Eagles were eliminated from the GISA Class A basketball tournament Wednesday night. The Lady Eagles lost to Curtis Baptist 37-33.
VSU Lacrosse to host Battle of the Border Saturday
LAKE PARK — The Valdosta State club lacrosse team will host The Battle of the Border tournament this weekend at the South Lowndes Recreation Complex in Lake Park. The tournament will feature five teams and will take place from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Teams that will participate include: Valdosta State, Florida Atlantic, Flagler, Stetston and Moorehouse.
The VSU lacrosse team was founded in 2010 and played its few home games generally on the main and north campus fields.
Valdosta Middle blanks Berrien, 5-0
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Middle School A team defeated Berrien Middle 5-0. Dayton Hall and Tatye Barry managed to shut down the Rebels. The duo allowed just three combined hits and struck out a combined 15 batters. Hall started and pitched four innings, striking out eight, while Barry finished the final three innings and struck out seven. At the plate, Hall finished with two runs scored and Barry finished 3 for 4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. Luke Ard was 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
Clinch Co. girls to face Wilkinson Co.
HOMERVILLE — The Georgia High School Association released its final Class A power rankings on Wednesday. With the final release, the Clinch County girls basketball team qualified for the Class A-Public school playoffs. The Lady Panthers, tabbed the 13th seed, will face Wilkinson County, the No. 4 seed, Friday night.
The winner will face either Turner County or Hancock Central in the state quarterfinals. The state semifinals will be held in Fort Valley, with the championship game behing held in Macon on March 7 at 3 p.m.