HOOPS ROUNDUP: Lucky "7" Savannah Area Teams Advance In High School Playoffs

By Prep Sports Report Staff | February 25, 2024

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Seven teams, six boys' and one girls' team, from the Savannah area, remained in the state basketball championships this weekend. Find out who they were!

Six boys' teams from the Savannah area advanced to the Elite Eight round of the Georgia High School Association state basketball championship on February 24th. On Saturday, the Boys Sweet 16 games resulted in a close victory for Eagle's Landing over Bradwell Institute, 52-51 in Class 5A. In Class 4A, New Hampstead moved on with a 66-56 win over Cairo, with Ja'Cari Glover scoring 16 points, AJ Williams with 15 points, and Toland Daughtry with 10 points. Benedictine handles  Westover 66-52, led by Hamp Jones's 26 points.

In other games, Sol C. Johnson won against Cross Creek by a score of 61-56, while Monroe beat Calvary 61-41. Carver-Columbus won against Savannah Country Day with a final score of 52-47. In another match, Savannah High defeated Heard County with a score of 75-61. Maki Joyner scored 24 points, while Jermontae Brown added 18 points to lead Savannah.

In GIAA/SCISA action, Memorial Day School won the GIAA A Quarterfinals 53-51 against Harvester Christian, advancing to the State Semi-final. St. Andrews won in an overtime game against Dominion Christian 64-63 in the GIAA AAA Quarterfinals. Zayden Edwards had 30 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. Meanwhile, Cathedral Academy secured a 74-43 win over Bethesda Academy in the SCISA AA State Championship Game. Ashton Wright & Israel Wright had 11 points each for Bethesda, which finished season 21-7.

Who moved on in the GHSA Sweet 16 action on Friday in girls hoops? There is only one Savannah Area, the Bryan County Lady Redkins. Harris County edged past Bradwell Institute 50-48 in Class 5A Girls Sweet, while Morgan County defeated Calvary Day 46-37, and Cross Creek dominated Savannah Country Day with a 77-42 win in Class 3A.  Bryan County defeated Heard County 63-49 in Class A D-I. Ashanti Brown led the team with 29 points and 19 rebounds, while Jasmine Mikell scored 13 points and Kayley Wedlow added 12.





SAT. 2/24



Eagle's Landing 52, Bradwell Institute 51 



New Hampstead 66, Cairo 56

Elite Eight

Wed 2/21 

New Hampstead (23-5) at North Oconee (27-3) 6:00


Benedictine 66, Westover52

Elite Eight

Wed 2/21 

Benedictine (17-7) will host Seckinger (24-7) 6:00



Johnson 61, Cross Creek 56

Elite Eight

Wed 2/21 

Johnson (18-11) host Hebron Christian (25-3) 6:30 


Monroe 61, Calvary 41

Carver-Columbus 52, Savannah Country Day 47



Savannah 75, Heard County 61

Elite Eight

Wed 2/28

Savannah High (21-8) hosts Darlington (25-5) 6:30


GIAA Quarterfinals/SCISA State Championship Results

GIAA A Quarterfinals

Memorial Day School 53, Harvester Christian 51

A State Semi-final 

Wed 2/28 at Brewton Parker

Memorial Day School (13-8) vs. Monsignor Donovan Catholic (15-9) 7:30


GIAA AAA Quarterfinals

St. Andrews 64, Dominion Christian 63 (OT)

AAA State Semi-final 

Wed 2/28 at Georgia College & State

St. Andrew’s (23-7) vs. Lakeview (25-5) 4:30



State Championship Game 

Cathedral Academy 74, Bethesda Academy 43


Fri. 2/23





Harris County 50, Bradwell Institute 48



Morgan County 46, Calvary Day 37

Cross Creek 77, Savannah Country Day 42



Bryan County 63, Heard County 49

Elite Eight

Bryan County (26-3) at Rabun Co. (23-6) 6:00



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