Two Atlanta Public Schools (APS) basketball teams have advanced to the Final Four of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state basketball playoffs.
Both the Mays girls and South Atlanta boys will play on Saturday for the opportunity to compete in the state finals of their respective classifications (Note: Tickets for the semifinals games are $12):
The Mays girls (20-9) took care of Winder-Barrow (Barrow County), the Class AAAAAA-Region 8 champion, 65-51, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. The Raiders will face Lovejoy (Clayton County) at 6 p.m., Saturday on the campus of Fort Valley State University. The Wildcats, the No. 2 seed from Region 4, have a record of 26-4.
The South Atlanta boys (27-1) went on the road Thursday to Washington County, the No. 1 seed from Class AA-Region 3, and defeated the Golden Hawks, 75-69 in overtime. The Hornets will face Josey (Richmond County) in the semifinals, at 8 p.m., Saturday on the campus of Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. The Eagles, the No. 3 seed from Region 4, have a record of 22-7.
Unfortunately, the season came to an end for two APS teams in the quarterfinals:
The Carver boys (17-14) lost to Fayette County, the No. 1 seed from Class AAAAA-Region 3, 65-52, while the Maynard Jackson girls (23-3) were defeated by Griffin (Griffin-Spaulding County), the top seed from Class AAAAA-Region 3, 66-49.