Raiders Advance to Sweet 16 Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Raiders Advance to Sweet 16 Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Varsity Boys Basketball team entered the 2017 State Class AAAAA Tournament as the #2 seed and hosted the first round on Saturday afternoon, February 18. The Raiders welcomed Flowery Branch, the #3 seed from Region 8-AAAAA, to the tournament gym for a fierce contest before a lively and enthusiastic student section. The crowd was surprisingly robust considering many students were out of town for the long holiday weekend.

Congratulations to the Raiders for their thrilling 65-63 victory over the Falcons. This is the second consecutive year for the Raiders to advance to the Sweet 16.

The second round of the tournament continues Wednesday, February 22. The Raiders travel to McDonough to take on Eagle's Landing (map). Tip-off is 7:30pm. The Golden Eagles are the #1 seed from Region 4-AAAAA.

2017 State Class AAAAA Boys Basketball Tournament Brackets  (link to GHSA.net)