Middle Georgia sends six to GHSA Final Four

Baldwin's Donte Justice led the way with 27 points in the Braves' Elite Eight win over Cartersville./(Cam Gaskins, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- It was a big night for middle Georgia high school hoops, with several teams fighting in the GHSA Elite Eight of their respective classifications. With the addition of the Stratford girls team, which advanced last night, there will be six teams representing middle Georgia in the Final Four across various levels of the GHSA.

Getting things started was the Baldwin Braves in class 4A, beating Cartersville at home, 64-52. The Braves were led by Donte Justice, who exploded for 27 points in the win. Baldwin will now face St. Pius in the semifinals on Friday at Fort Valley State, tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Staying in 4A, Upson-Lee pushes its win streak to 61 straight games in its Elite Eight win over Fayetteville. Knights won 70-40 on the road, Tye Fagan led the way for Upson-Lee with 23 points and nine rebounds. Travon Walker posted a double-double, with 10 points and 14 rebounds, and Zyrice Scott contributed 13 points and seven assists. Upson-Lee will face Sandy Creek in the Final Four at Fort Valley State on Friday, tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Warner Robins also advances in 5A, the Demons took down the Lithonia Bulldogs, 67-64 to keep their season alive. Warner Robins will get Clarke Central in the semis on Saturday at Fort Valley State, tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Westside advances to just its second Final Four in program history, beating Hart County on the road 55-53. The Seminoles will face Jenkins in the semifinals at Armstrong Atlantic on Saturday, tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

Wilkinson County's quest for a third straight state title remains alive, the Warriors edge Manchester at home, 67-64 at home to advance to the semis, where they will face Central-Talbotton at Valdosta State on Saturday, tip-off at 8:00 p.m.

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