Both East and West Gadsden high school boys varsity basketball teams made it to Lakeland.
The West Gadsden Panthers, 1A District 4, played a State Semifinals game that started at 10 a.m. Tuesday against Union County (Lake Butler) at Lakeland Center. West Gadsden won 76-51, paving the way for them to play at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the State Championship game against Holmes County (Bonifay) at Lakeland Center.
The 4A District 2 East Gadsden Jaguars won their Feb. 23 game 70-66 against Raines (Jacksonville) in four overtimes in an away Regional Semifinals game at Douglas White Gymnasium.
At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Jaguars faced St. Andrew’s (Boca Raton) at Lakeland Center. They were defeated 55-49. At halftime the match was tied 27-27.