High School Basketball First Round Playoff Results From Tuesday, 2/21/23 & Schedule for 2/22/23

By Prep Sports Report Staff | February 22, 2023

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The Savannah Area GHSA, and GIAA, basketball playoffs got underway Tuesday as teams across the state and area began playing their state first-round matchups. SCISA teams took part in second-round games.


Ten of the 22 playoff squads from the Savannah area were in action on the night, and three will be moving on. They were the Brayn County Calvary Day School girls, Woodville-Tompkins girls, and boys. 


In contrast, the following girl's and boy's teams saw their season come to a close, Bryan County High School, Islands High School, Memorial Day School, Savannah High School, and South Effingham High School on the girl's side as New Hampstead and Bethesda Academy boys teams.


Below are yesterday's final scores and today's playoff schedule.


GHSA, GIAA, SCISA Boys Tuesday basketball playoff 


February 21, 2023

Class 4A

No. 1 Fayette County 98, No. 4 New Hampstead 73


Class 1A Div. 1

No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins 63, No. 4 Lamar County 33



Andrew Jackson (W), Bethesda Academy (L)


GHSA & GIAA Girls Tuesday basketball Final Scores

February 21, 2023


Class 6A 

No. 3 Lee County 44, No. 2 South Effingham 33


Class 4A

No. 2 Fayette County 55, No. 3 Islands 41


Class 3A

No. 1 Calvary Day 65, No. 4 Salem 27


Class 1A Div. 1

No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins 63, No. 4 Crawford County 38

No. 3 Temple 55, No. 2 Bryan County 50

No. 1 Lamar County 60, No. 4 Savannah 33


GIAA Girls

Class A first round

St. George Episcopal 50, Memorial Day 11



GHSA, GIAA, SCISA Boys Wednesday basketball playoff schedules

February 22, 2023

Class 4A

No. 4 Trinity Christian (14-14) @ No. 1 Benedictine (15-5), Wednesday, 6 p.m.


Class 3A

No. 4 Hephzibah (10-14) @ No. 1 Johnson (23-4), Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

No. 3 Beach (22-5) @ No. 2 Harlem (11-9), Wednesday, 6 p.m.

No. 4 Groves (15-12) @ No. 1 Cross Creek (17-10), Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

No. 4 Thomson (16-8) @ No. 1 Windsor Forest (21-6), Wednesday, 6 p.m.


Class A Division 1

No. 3 Bryan County (12-16) @ No. 2 Heard County (8-16), Wednesday, TBA

No. 3 Crawford County (8-19) @ No. 2 Savannah (20-7), Wednesday, 6 p.m.


GHSA & GIAA Girls Playoff Schedule

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Class 7A

No. 4 Richmond Hill (15-11) @ No. 1 Pebblebrook (17-9), Wednesday, 5 p.m.


Class 3A

No. 4 Savannah Country Day (21-5) @ No. 1 Cross Creek (22-4), Wednesday, 5 p.m.



February 25, 2023


 Class 2A

No. 4 Lamar County (8-17) @ No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins (18-9), Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.


Class 3A Boys

St. Andrew's vs. winner of Brookwood/Lakeview, Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m. @ First Presbyterian in Macon, time TBA


Optim Orthopedics supports Benedictine Military School, Calvary Day School, Richmond Hill High School, Savannah Country Day, South Effingham High School, and St. Vincent's athletics. Benedictine Military School's team doctor is Dr. David Sedory. Dr. David Palmer is the team doctor for Calvary Day School, South Effingham, and Richmond Hill. Savannah Country Day and St. Vincent's team doctor is Dr. Thomas Alexander. Remember, Optim Orthopedics gets you back into the game.

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