The Tift County Lady Devils captured the Region 1-AAAAAA basketball championship Friday night with a 57-50 win over the homestanding Valdosta Lady Wildcats. Alexis Johnson led the team in scoring with 19 points. Dee Dee Deshazer added 15, while Brakia Bateman scored 11. In the boys game, the Tift County Blue Devils made it a sweep of 1-AAAAAA titles with an 88-72 win over Brunswick. Brannen Greene led the way with 36 points. Tadric Jackson added 22, and Donell Tuff scored 12. The Lady Devils and Blue Devils will host the fourth place teams from Region 4-AAAAAA in the first round of the state playoffs either Tuesday or Wednesday. Those teams will be determined today as the Region 4 consolation games are played. The Lady Devils will play the loser of the Hillgrove-Campbell game, while the Devils will face the loser of the McEachern-Campbell contest. See complete stories from Friday's games in Sunday's Gazette.,
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Eric Lee pitches against Tattnall Square in game one, a 4-1 loss by the Panthers. They would win game two 6-3 before falling in 14 innings Saturday, 6-2.
Tattnall Square tops Tiftarea, 6-2
Ernie Banks used to say, "let's play two." In a game that was as long as two and was defined early on by errors and later by a pitching duel, it would be offense that propelled the Tattnall Square Trojans past the Tiftarea Academy Panthers, 6-2 in 14 innings. Tattnall, who won the first game of the series, 4-1 before dropping game two, 6-3, will meet Mount de Sales in the Class AAA semifinals next week.
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