The second round of the state high school basketball playoffs took place Tuesday on campuses around the state. For the most part, the favorites rolled.
However, in Cherokee County, third-seeded Milton pulled another upset as they defeated No. 1 seed Etowah on their home floor. The Lady Eagles had upended No. 2 seed Parkview last week on the road as well.
Milton outlasted Etowah 39-36 in the second round of the Class AAAAA girls basketball playoffs on Tuesday night. Etowah’s Stephanie Huffman, who led the Lady Eagles with 11 points, missed a potential game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer.
Nikki Dixon of visiting Milton sat for all but two minutes of the first half with foul trouble, but finished with a game-high 13 points. Milton center Tori Waldner finished with 11 rebounds and six blocks.
Milton will meet the winner of Saturday night’s Norcross-Alpharetta game in the quarterfinals, which will be played at West Georgia next Saturday
Campbell 70, Valdosta 40: Erica Norwood led all scorers with 25 while fellow Lady Spartan Chakecia Miller had 20. Kendra Patrick had 16 to lead visiting Valdosta.
Hillgrove 60, Tift County 33: Junior forward Reka Hall led visiting Hillgrove with 19 points, and Mackenzie Ingram scored 10. The Lady Hawks held a 19-0 lead after the first quarter.
Chattahoochee 58, Loganville 46: The Lady Cougars had four scorers in double figures including Kayla Upchurch with 16. Chattahoochee took control with a 16-9 third quarter.
Douglas County 80, Mays 55: The Lady Tigers had five players score in double figures, including Kristina Wells with 25. Kristi Ware scored 23 for Mays.
Forest Park 51, McIntosh 49: The Lady Panthers survived a 7-0 McIntosh run to end the game. Junior Ashlee Cole led Forest Park with 18 points while Keyonna Allen had 13.
Cartersville 56, Chestatee 46: Host Cartersville got 15 points from Kaelyn Irby and 12 apiece from Adrianne Green and Jazmine Baldwin. Sam Brown and Rachel Kelley both scored 16 points for Chestatee.
Miller Grove 57, Creekview 52 (OT): Miller Grove’s Tasha Thompson (13 points) tied the game at 48-48 with a three-pointer late in the fourth quarter to force overtime. Tabitha Fudge had 14 points and 12 boards for the visiting Lady Wolverines.
St. Pius 41, Troup 26: Center Anna O’Donnell led host St. Pius with 11 points, and Dylan Krause scored all of her eight points in the second half. The Lady Golden Lions led by just one point at the half, 18-17.
Buford 72, Heard County 39: The Lady Wolves outscored Heard County 24-4 in the third period. Kayla Davis had 19 points for Buford while Andraya Carter scored 16.
GAC 56, Calhoun 35: Kristina Nelson had 15 for GAC while Chandler Alverson had 12. The Lady Spartans outscored Calhoun 26-9 in the third quarter.
Kendrick 71, Lovett 40: Jaz Thomas had 20 points for Kendrick, which improved to 29-0. The Lady Lions were led by Christen Johnson’s 17.
Pace Academy 69, Towns County 54: The Lady Knights jumped out to a 20-8 lead and outscored Towns County by 14 points in the fourth quarter. Morgan Batey had 27 points for Pace.
St. Francis 63, Darlington 44: Keyona Hayes scored 23 points and ripped down 17 rebounds while China Henderson scored 12 for the Lady Knights. St. Francis led 31-20 at the half.
Wesleyan 91, Bremen 27: The host Lady Wolves held Bremen to just six second-half points. Wesleyan star Grace Leah Baughn led all scorers with 18 points.