The favorites survived in the opening round of the Class AA girls tournament. The higher seeded team won 12 of the 15 games played on Friday night.
While no No. 4 seed was able to beat a No. 1 seed, a trio of No. 3 seeds were able to knock off No. 2s: Albany beat Jeff Davis 50-49, Greater Atlanta Christian beat Jordan 66-40, and Southwest Macon beat Screven County 64-58.
The only ranked team to lose on opening night was No. 10 Decatur, which lost on the road at No. 9 Heard County.
The girls tournament resumes on Tuesday.
Don’t count out Calhoun
The Yellow Jackets were trailing by three and down to their last possession before finding a way to tie their game with Rabun County and win it 63-51 in overtime.
Callie Pruett nailed a 3-pointer from the corner with under five seconds to tie the game. Not only did it force an overtime, it caused the Calhoun faithful to go crazy in the stands and deflated the Rabun girls, who had defended the play as well as possible and appeared to