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Boys Basketball: LFO boys set to face Ringgold in Region 5-AAA showdown

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The Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe boys basketball team will be out for revenge this evening in the Georgia Region 5-AAA tournament at Sonoraville.

The Warriors (9-14), led by head coach Jerry Jones, defeated Coahulla Creek, 73-57, in Wednesday's game advance to this evenings match up with cross-county rival Ringgold. The Tigers (10-12) have defeated the Red-and-White in their two previous meetings this year (59-50 on Dec. 14 and 54-50 and Jan. 5).

Jones said the Warriors have anticipated getting to play Ringgold again after two close ballgames.

"We knew we had to win against Coahulla Creek to get to Ringgold," he said. "We didn't want to overlook them, but we wanted to see Ringgold again."

The winner of this evening's game will advance to the state playoffs.

LFO, led by all-region selection Daniel Parrish with 27 points, including five treys against Coahulla Creek, won 3-of-5 of its last games heading into the final week. They lost to Cartersville and defeated Adairsville in the final week to clench the no. 5 seed heading into the tournament.

Daniel Oliver also had 15 points against Coahulla Creek.

Alex Rattanaxy, another all-region selection was held to nine points.