Watertown 43, Pickett Co. 41
WATERTOWN A buzzer-beater by Macieo Gaines was the difference Saturday night as the Watertown topped Pickett County 43-41 Saturday in the Region 4A quarterfinals at WHS.
With the win, Watertown moves on to a 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at home vs. Jackson County in the regional semifinals.
Pickett County (13-19) the No. 4 seed from District 7A led 32-24 at halftime before Watertown rallied in the third quarter to trim it to a 36-35 deficit.
Gaines led the Purple Tigers (27-3) with 16 points.
Jackson Co. 53, Friendship 45
GAINESBORO Host Jackson County overcame a 16-2 second-quarter showing by the and a 36-33 deficit after three quarters, to down Friendship Christian 53-45 in Saturday's Region 4A quarterfinal.
The Blue Devils (13-17) outscored their guests 20-9 in the fourth quarter to rally for the win -- setting up a Jackson County vs. Watertown semifinal game Tuesday evening at Watertown.
Senior Allen Heaston led the Commanders with 25 points.