Area GISA basketball tournaments begin today

Photo by Daniel Kay

Photo by Daniel Kay

The region tournaments for local GISA schools begin today as Deerfield, Sherwood, Southland, Terrell Academy, SGA, Westwood and Randolph Southern are all in action.

In Region 3-AA, Deerfield's boys and girls are the No. 1 seeds and have first-round byes, while the same is true for Sherwood's boys. All three will open the tournament -- held at Darton -- on Thursday as Deerfield's boys will face today's winner between Southland-Tiftarea, while Sherwood will face the Westfield-Calvary winner. Deerfield's girls await the winner Sherwood-Southland. The tourney continues Saturday with the girls and boys championship games at 5 and 6:30 p.m., respectively.

In the Region 3-AA tourney being held in Dawson, the TAE girls enter as the No. 2 seed and have a first-round bye. They'll play the winner of today's first round between Fullington and SGA on Thursday at 4 p.m. SGA's boys will face Terrell's boys today in early-round action at 8:30 p.m., with the winner playing No. 2 Fullington on Thursday. The girls and boys title games will be played Friday at 7 and 8:30 p.m., respectively.

In Region 3-A, there are only four teams, and all are in action today. Westwood's girls play Georgia Christian today at 4 p.m., while Westwood's boys play Randolph Southern at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls and boys championship games Friday at 7 and 8:30 p.m., respectively. The 3-A tournament is being held at Crisp Academy.