Are the Buford boys and girls now the favorites in Class AAA? They might get a few votes after dismantling Dawson County on the road earlier this week.
All those tough non-conference games paid off for the No. 6-ranked Buford boys, who traveled to Dawsonville and handed No. 1 Dawson County its first loss of the year. The Wolves rolled to a 53-36 win over Dawson and held the Tigers scoreless in the second period. Buford (9-5, 6-0) outscored Dawson 20-0 and held them without a point for more than 11 minutes. Kyle Doyle scored 25 points and Isaiah Williams added 19 for the Wolves.
In the girls game, No. 1 Buford got a career performance from Kaela Davis rolled to a 71-57 win over No. 7 Dawson. Davis, a recent Georgia Tech commitment, had a career-best 43 points. She hit five 3-pointers, was 13-for-24 from the field (5-for-7 on 3s), and made 12 of 15 free throws. Davis also had eight rebounds, five steals and one block. Buford improved to 10-3 overall and 6-0 in the league.