The 13th Annual DeKalb County Middle School Basketball Championships wrapped up quarterfinal play on Wednesday night to set up both the girls’ and boys’ Final Four today, Friday (Feb. 8) at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia.
The girls’ semifinals features a battle of undefeated teams as Region B titlist Champion (14-0) takes on Region C champ Columbia (14-0) in the 7:10 p.m. girls’ semifinal at Miller Grove High School. Champion knocked off Salem (7-6) and Columbia got past Region A No. 2 seed Stephenson (11-3).
The 4:30 p.m. girls’ semifinal has Region A champ Chapel Hill (13-1) taking on Region D winner Cedar Grove (10-4) for a spot in the finals. Chapel Hill won over Henderson (4-10) while Cedar Grove knocked out Tucker (7-6) to advance.
The boys’ first semifinal is set for 5:50 p.m. at Miller Grove with Region A winner Salem (12-2) facing off with surprising defending champion Lithonia (3-12) who entered as the No. 5 seed from Region C and has won three consecutive tournament games including a victory over Redan (11-3) in the quarterfinals.
The last semifinal game on Friday is set for 8:30 p.m. as Region A No. 2 seed Chapel Hill (12-2) meets Region A No. 3 seed Miller Grove (9-5). Chapel Hill was a winner over Region C champ Chamblee (12-2) and Miller Grove upended Region B champ Tucker (12-2) to reach the semis.
The consolation games and champions will be played on Saturday at Miller Grove. The girls’ semifinal losers meet at 2:30 p.m. followed by the boys’ semifinal losers at 4 p.m.
The girls’ championship game is set for 5:30 p.m. and is followed by the boys’ title tilt at 7 p.m.
Mark Brock is the Information Officer/Statistician/Web Manager for DeKalb County Schools Athletics
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