Four South Fulton County schools are headed to the Elite 8 after impressive performances in the second round of the Georgia High School Association basketball playoffs.
The Westlake Lady Lions are one step closer to defending their title and winning their third state championship in a row. The team dominated in their Feb. 19 playoff game against Archer to secure a 71 to 30 point win. Raven “Hollywood” Johnson led with 19 points, followed by Ta’Niya Latson and Carlyse Hooks with 13 and 12 points respectively. They’ll take on Norcross next at home on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m.
Langston Hughes’ boys basketball team claimed a 55 to 52 point victory over Valdosta. They’ll take on Lanier on Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Despite Heritage High’s attempt in the third quarter to make a comeback, Langston Hughes’ girls basketball team got the win at home with a final score of 61 to 43. They’ll take on Lovejoy in an away game on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Cities boys basketball team is in pursuit of a back-to-back championship win. The team captured their first-ever state basketball title last year. They took on Houston County in the second round and won 79 to 67. Next, they’ll challenge Tucker at an away playoff game on Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Photo: Westlake dominated in the Feb. 19 game against Archer. They are one of four South Fulton County basketball teams now headed to the Elite 8.