Five area teams advanced on the first day of the GHSA state playoffs.
The 5th-ranked Taylor County girls and 6th rate Taylor County boys both won, but the other three teams to advance pulled surprises.
The Columbus Lady Blue Devils shocked No. 5 St. Pius X in the opening game of the Class AAA playoffs, 63-55.
In Class A, Mykeshia Darden had 37 points to lead Greenville past 3rd-ranked Calvary Day 66-64.
The Randolph-Clay boys advanced without taking the court. No. 7 Wilcox County had nine of their 12 players suspended for a non-basketball incident at school on Thursday, which led the school to forfeit their first-round game. It was the first time a team had a pre-game first round forfeit in the GHSA playoffs since 1941.
Here are the results from Friday night's games:
Taylor County 74, Bryan County 42
Greenville 66, Calvary Day 64
Wilcox County 54, Randolph-Clay 40
Claxton 56, Marion County 38
GAC 68, Jordan 40
Buford 90, Kendrick 40
Lovett 56, Carver 34
Columbus 63, St. Pius X 55
Columbia 78, LaGrange 52
Columbia 84, Shaw 67
Taylor County 69, Wheeler County 58