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Douglas teams begin region tourneys
by Marcel Pourtout
February 19, 2014 11:05 AM | 1621 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Samantha M. Shal<br>Lithia Springs senior Dannyel Richardson takes a shot during practice earlier this season.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal
Lithia Springs senior Dannyel Richardson takes a shot during practice earlier this season.
The region boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, which were set to end this past weekend, had a schedule adjustment due to the inclement weather caused by the winter storm that hampered much of the state.

As a result, the region events will conclude this week with the state tournament slated to begin this upcoming weekend.

The Douglas County High School boys’ team won its quarterfinal matchup in the Region 3-AAAAAA tournament over East Coweta 73-42 on Feb. 15. The Tigers, who have 18 wins on the season and ranked in the top 10 in the state polls, advanced to the semifinals which were held this past Monday and were to face Tri-Cities in East Point. The school’s girls’ team has posted 20 wins and was facing Hughes in the semifinals.

The Alexander boys’ team has developed into one of the top teams in Georgia, boasting 21 wins and a top five ranking in the state polls. The Cougars finished the regular season undefeated in Region 5-AAAA play and faced Sandy Creek in the region tournament finals on Monday. The girls’ team saw its season conclude on Feb. 14 with a 64-59 defeat by Sandy Creek.

Chapel Hill has seen a continued level of excellence from the girls’ team which has followed up its state semifinals appearance last season with a 20-win campaign this year with only one loss in Region 4-AAA play. The Panthers hold the top seed in their region tournament and played a semifinal contest on Tuesday. The boys’ squad had a quarterfinal contest against Jackson (Atlanta) on Monday.

The Lithia Springs boys’ team faced South Paulding in the quarterfinals of the Region 5-AAAAA tournament on Monday after earning a 70-44 win over Woodland (Bartow) on Feb. 15. The girls’ team faced Paulding County in the quarterfinals as well on Monday.

New Manchester’s girls’ team saw its season conclude with a 51-41 loss to Allatoona. The boys’ season is still alive with the Jaguars getting a 68-59 victory over North Paulding on Feb. 15 and faced Allatoona this past Monday.

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