Blue Devils, Patriots move on to the Final Four

The Tift County Blue Devils and Westover Patriots are each two wins away from a state championship.

In 6-A, Tift County overcame a sloppy first quarter to beat Hillgrove, 56-47. With the win, the Blue Devils will face Norcross at 4:45 on Saturday at Georgia Tech.

In 4-A, Westover pounced on Glenn Hills in a 68-51 victory. The Patriots will play Columbia at 4:45 on Saturday at West Georgia in the state semifinals.

In 2-A, Pelham's dream seasons came to a close at the hands of the Laney teams on Thursday night. The Lady Hornets lost, 57-51, while the boys lost, 74-72.

In 1-A, the Mitchell County girls advanced with a 51-42 win over Turner County. They'll play Greenville at 6:30 on Saturday at Savannah State. The Turner County boys moved on with a 69-61 win over Portal and they play Hawkinsville on Saturday at 4:45.