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Posted: February 29, 2012 12:00 a.m.

Playoff run continues

Alcovy is the only area school that made it past the first round of the 2012 state basketball playoffs.

The Tigers girls' team defeated Mundy's Mill 60-48, followed by a 78-65 victory by the boys' over Forest Park on Friday night.

The Tigers (26-3) maintained home court as the No. 1 seed and will face Bainbridge today at 6 p.m.
Alcovy will look to reach the Elite Eight for the first time in school history, and brings a school record 17-game winning streak into the matchup. The winning streak has been impressive, not just due strictly to the numbers, but to the quality of teams defeated along the way.

The Tigers claimed the Region 3-AAAA title by defeating then No. 1 Fayette County 73-60 on Feb. 18. Alcovy has since jumped past the now No. 3 ranked Fayette County Tigers to No. 2 in the GACA Coaches Poll.

Bainbridge also picked up a win over a ranked team, beating No. 7 Effingham County 64-60 in the first round on Saturday after earning a No. 2 seed in Region 1-AAAA.
The Lady Tigers (25-4) earned a second-round matchup at Warner Robins, which finished after press time Tuesday night. Warner Robins finished as the first seed out of Region 1-AAAA after compiling a 24-4 record
The Demons took a 15-game win streak into the game.

In AAA-playoff action Eastside's boys' and girls' seasons came to an end this weekend as both teams fell in the first round. The Eagles lost 66-61 at Westside, Augusta, and the girls were defeated by top-seed Washington County 65-25.

Newton was represented in the state playoffs by just the girls' team, which lost in its first-round game 54-44 at Valdosta.

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