The North Georgia Athletic Conference basketball tournament championship games will be played at Trion Middle School at 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursday.

Ringgold will take on Dade County in the girls' title game, followed by the Heritage boys against LaFayette in the boys' title tilt.

The Lady Tigers got into the finals after surviving a huge scare from Saddle Ridge, 42-37.

Saddle Ridge had a 27-14 lead at halftime, but weren't able to hang on as Ringgold battled back to send the game to overtime before hitting its free throws late to seal the win.

Taylor Layne had a team-high 12 points for the Lady Tigers, followed by Drew Burke and Baileigh Pitts with 11 each. Addi Broome finished with six.

Mykeria Johnson had 24 points and connected on six 3-pointers for the Lady Mustangs in the loss. She also had eight rebounds and four steals. FanTasja Barber picked up seven points and four rebounds. Samantha Cramer had four points and six boards, while Haynie Gilstrap added two points and four rebounds.

The other semifinal game saw Dade County post a 45-33 win over Heritage.

Elli Jost had eight points for the Lady Generals, while Riley Kokinda and Sarah Matherly had five apiece.

Heritage's boys got through the finals after doubling up Lakeview, 46-23, in their semifinal game.

Marcus Fortson went for 16 points, followed by 13 from Kaden Swope and eight from Bryce Travillian. Jacob Lozano (5), Collin Swearingin (3) and Ty Loveless (1) also got in the scoring column for the Generals.

Keenan Walker had 13 points, including four 3-pointers for the Warriors. However, the rest of the team managed a combined 10 points.

LaFayette also moved to the finals with a 58-32 win over Dade County. The Ramblers jumped out to a 22-8 lead after the first period and never looked back.

Jaylon Ramsey had 23 points and Aidan Hadaway finished with 18. Both connected on four 3-pointers.