Camden County last won in 1975 against Bradwell Institute when Camden was a Class AA school. The Wildcats are 0-9 in the tournament since. They won Region 1 this season and sport a 21-5 record but are unranked. Hillgrove is 10-16.
Other boys teams that haven’t won a state playoff game in some time are Kennesaw Mountain (2005), Parkview (2007) and Central Gwinnett (2010).
Girls teams that haven’t won in the past 10 years are Etowah (2004), Lakeside (2005), Newnan (2006) and Peachtree Ridge (2008).
As typically is the case in the first round, the top teams are generally heavily favored as region champions play No. 4 seeds. The only AAAAAAA game between ranked teams will be No. 6 Campbell at No. 8 Woodstock (girls).
More than a quarter of the first round in the state basketball tournament will be played in Class AAAAAAA tonight as several schools in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties got permission to get them done before the holiday weekend.
Here are those games:
R8 #3 Newton at R6 #2 Collins Hill
R5 #4 West Forsyth at R7 #1 Berkmar
R5 #3 Lambert at R7 #2 Norcross
R7 #3 Parkview at R5 #2 South Forsyth
R8 #4 Newton at R6 #1 Collins Hill
R5 #3 South Forsyth at R7 #2 Brookwood
R7 #3 Parkview at R5 #2 Forsyth Central
R6 #3 Duluth at R8 #2 Archer
R5 #4 West Forsyth at R7 #1 Norcross