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Eastside girls to play for region title

The Eastside girls are one win away from a region championship. Jymara smith scored 13 points, Zaria Hall-Barton added 11 and the Eagles defeated Walnut Grove 46-29 in the semifinals of the Region 8-AAAA Tournament at Lanier High School.

Eastside (14-11), which defeated Walnut Grove for the third time, will play the winner of Chestatee-Stephens County in tonight’s final at 7:00 p.m.

Adriana Spears added seven points for Eastside, which lost to both Chestatee and Stephens County during the regular season.

The top-seed Eastside boys played Walnut Grove in one of the boys semifinal games, which ended too late for this edition.