Colquitt boys basketball team will travel to play Grayson

Feb. 18—MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County boys basketball team faces an unenviable start to the Class 7A tournament.

The Packers did win the Region 1-7A play-in game, defeating Richmond Hill 42-37.

But Colquitt then lost to Camden County 67-46 and, in the tournament consolation game, also fell to Lowndes 39-29.

The No. 4 seed means the Packers must travel to Loganville to meet 25-2 and top-ranked Grayson at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the state tournament.

Tickets for the game are $7 and must be purchased on GOFAN.

Grayson also has the top-ranked girls team in the state and the Lady Rams will meet Region 1's Richmond Hill the same day before the Rams-Packers boys game.

The Packers are 6-21 as they will attempt to stop a Grayson team that has won 10 in a row and has not lost since falling 64-63 at Perry back on January 13.

Region 1 boys champion Camden County, ranked No. 14 in Class 7A, will open the tournament at home against Archer.

Region runner-up Valdosta, ranked No. 13, will play host to Brookwood.

No. 3 Lowndes will travel to play No. 5-ranked Newton.

Colquitt County's girls, 22-5 and the No. 2 team from Region 1-7A, will play host to Archer at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the William Bryant Court in a first-round state tournament game.

Tickets are $7 and must be purchased on GOFAN.

The Archer girls are 19-6 and ranked No. 8 in the state.

If the No. 9-ranked Lady Packers can get by Archer, they would play the winner of the game between Region 2 champion Campbell and Marietta in the second round.