HOOPS NEWS: State Playoffs - Win and stay in!

By Prep Sports Report Staff | February 21, 2023

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The first round of the state basketball playoffs for the Georgia High School Associations (GHSA) boys and girls is set for February 21, 2023 (girls) and February 22, 2023 (boys), with games at the higher seed.  The Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA), and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA) enter the second round of thier organzations state boys and girls playoffs.


Every round of the playoffs will be covered in full by the Prep Sports Report. If you pay for a subscription to the NFHS Network, you can watch most games live. 


Here are the team's records in the first round/second round and when their games start. As final scores are posted online, this list will be updated. 


Twenty-two high schools from the Savannah area will participate in the 2022-23 Basketball State Playoffs for the Georgia High School Associations (GHSA), the Georgia Independent Athletic Association (GIAA), and the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA). 


On Feb. 21 and 22, playoffs start at different places around the state. In the playoffs' first round, nine Savannah area teams will host games. Visit the,, and websites for a complete list of games and brackets.  


The second round of the playoffs for GHSA will be on Feb. 24 and 25. The third round will be on February 28 and March 1. The semifinals will be on March 3 and 4, and the state championships will be on March 8 through 11.



GHSA,GIAA, SCISA Boys Tuesday basketball playoff schedules

February 21, 2023

Class 4A

No. 4 New Hampstead (12-13) @ No. 1 Fayette County (22-5), Tuesday, 6:45 p.m.


Bethesda vs. Andrew Jackson in second round of state playoffs, Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. @ Wilson Hall in Sumpter, S.C.


GHSA & GIAA Girls Tuesday basketball playoff schedules


Class 6A 

No. 3 Lee County (15-13) @ No. 2 South Effingham (20-7), Tuesday, 6 p.m.


Class 4A

No. 3 Islands (14-13) @ No. 2 Fayette County (21-6), Tuesday, 5:15 p.m. 


Class 3A

No. 4 Salem (5-16) @No. 1 Calvary Day (21-6), Tuesday, 6 p.m. 


Class 1A Div. 1

No. 4 Crawford County (8-20) @ No. 1 Woodville-Tompkins (22-5), Tuesday, 5 p.m.

No. 3 Temple (15-12) @ No. 2 Bryan County (21-6), Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

No. 4 Savannah (12-14) @ No. 1 Lamar County (22-4), Tuesday, 6 p.m.


GIAA Girls

Class A first round

Memorial Day (2-16) @ St. George Episcopal (9-9), Tuesday, time TBA



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 Feb 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, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. @ First Presbyterian in Macon, time TBA

PHOTO CREDIT: Woodville Tompkins High School social media

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