January 23, 2022

GHSA State Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Banks Co.

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Banks Co. Leopards

WHAT: First Round of the 2020-2021 GHSA Class AA Girl’s State Basketball Playoffs

WHEN: Tuesday Night, February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM

WHERE: Gymnasium @ Heard County High School

ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217

RECORDS: Leopards (16-11, 3-5 in Region 8-AA), Lady Braves (19-5, 8-2 in Region 5-AA)

SEEDINGS: Leopards (#3 seed in Region 8-AA), Lady Braves (#2 seed in Region 5-AA)

WHAT’S ON THE LINE: The winner will advance to the GHSA Sweet 16 and face the winner between Fannin Co. (#1 seed in Region 7-AA) and Lovett (#4 seed in Region 6-AA)

HEAD COACHES: Leopards — Steven Shedd (5th season with the Leopards), Lady Braves – Helen Akins (7th season with the Lady Braves)

RANKINGS: Leopards (Unranked in Class AA), Lady Braves (Unranked in Class AA)

LAST YEAR’S GHSA PLAYOFFS: Leopards lost to Vidalia in the second round, Lady Braves lost to Chattooga in the first round

COLORS: Leopards (Blue, Black and White), Lady Braves (Maroon and Gray)

ADMISSION: $7 at the gate (As mandated by the GHSA)

(Photo: Ty Freeman Photography/Lady Braves Basketball)

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