The St. Pius girls derailed Buford a year ago in the quarterfinals. The Golden Lions went to Buford and beat a Wolves team that was loaded with talent, but a little disjointed and not playing together. St. Pius had been stunned the previous year in the first round and was eager to erase that memory. Pius came away with a 56-43 win and went on to win the state championship and beat Dawson County by 22 in the title game.
Buford and Morgan County's boys have already played twice this year. Morgan County won the season opener and Buford won the rematch at the end of the season. They are two of the hottest teams in the state. Buford has won 20 straight games and Morgan County has won 15 of 16, the lost coming against Buford.