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Eagle's Landing and Woodland enter the postseason Friday.

McDONOUGH - Girls basketball comes into the postseason featuring quite a few Henry County programs.

Four-time region champions Eagle's Landing leads the way for Class AAAAA teams while Luella with their first region title leads the AAAA contingent.

Eagle's Landing hosts South Effingham

The Lady Eagles won in a thriller over Woodland last Friday and will host South Effingham this Friday. The first leg of the state tournament journey will find the Lady Eagle's hosting South Effingham.

South Effingham averaged 41.1 points per game entering the postseason but also found 13.1 total steals per game also.

The biggest threat to the team should be Melanie Zeigler who averaged 10.5 ppg for South Effingham.

Woodland hosts New Hampstead

One thing is certain this week for Woodland, they're mad. Any team facing them this week in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association State playoffs should be cautious.

Considering how much of an underdog the Lady Wolfpack was this season when their projected starting point guard went down with an injury, they're hungry. Sambresha Everett leads Woodland into this week's game as the teams' leading scorer with 10 ppg.

Woodland has only given up an average of 37.78 ppg on defense also.

Union Grove travels to Wayne County

Union Grove's back in the postseason and they're on the road against Wayne County. The Lady Wolverines are a team that have thrived on making close games with their stifling defense.

Given a chance Anisa Clark could be the biggest threat come Friday night. She knocked down a clutch three that gave the Lady Wolverines a lead in the region tournament and the defense helped seal it.

Luella hosts Upson-Lee

The Luella Lady Lions enter this region tournament as the No. 1 team out of Region 4. It's a new spot for the program but they'll have to face Upson-Lee to continue their march back to where they finished last year in the Final Four.

The Lady Lions thrive behind Paris Miller and Keely Brown who've averaged 15.8 and 15.6 ppg respectively.

McDonough High hosts Perry High

If it weren't obvious enough, head coach Greg Shook was able to take a team that was counted out and bring them to the state playoffs. Behind Sky Watters (14.3 ppg), Nya Pope (13.1 ppg) and Ja'Niah Alexander (12.3 ppg).

The Perry Panthers enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed from their region and finished the regular season 8-14.

ELCA hosts Aquinas

The Lady Chargers are in the postseason once again this year but will get to host Aquinas. The two-headed beast of ELCA happens to revolve around Weronika Hipp who's compiled 17.8 ppg and Jalisa Dunlap's 16.6.

ELCA averages 55.9 points per game and should be well placed against Aquinas who's averaged 44.6 points per game.

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Graduated from South Carolina State University in 2015. Been with the Henry Herald and Clayton News in two capacities as a sports journalist and interim sports editor.

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