The quarterfinals tip off Tuesday and Wednesday night and will set the stage for this weekend’s semifinals. On the left side of the girls bracket, No. 1 seeds Luella and Carver-Columbus will square off and top seeds Northwest Whitfield and Baldwin will face off. Luella (25-3) has won 10-straight and has not lost a single game within Class 4A this season.
Similarly, Carver-Columbus is also 25-3 and has won 13-straight without a single loss within Class 4A this year. The battle between Northwest Whitfield and Baldwin will pin another pair of red hot teams. Northwest Whitfield opened its posteason with a 60-18 win over Mt. Zion and a solid 45-34 win over Bainbridge.
Baldwin enters the game riding a 15-game winning streak and its lone loss within Class 4A came to Luella (55-54) in its season opener and to Carver-Columbus (71-67) back on Dec. 28. A Baldwin win would set up a tremendous rematch with either the Lions or Tigers.
On the right side of the girls bracket, No. 3 seed Heritage-Catoosa will visit No. 1 seed Marist and No. 2 seed Pickens will visit No. 1 seed Jefferson. Marist has won 13-straight games and has allowed just 24 ppg through the first two rounds. Heritage-Catoosa is coming off a pair of thrilling games—including a 44-39 overtime win against Fayette County and last Friday’s 49-47 win over Monroe.
Jefferson (26-3) carries a 7-game winning streak and has defeated Mays and Troup in the first round. Pickens (26-3) rebounded from its loss to Northwest Whitfield in the Region 7 championship game with wins over Riverdale (83-44) and Dougherty (48-44).