On Friday night, three area Class 1A Boys Basketball teams hit the floor in Regional Final contests. Paxton and Malone faced off in Malone, while Chipley hosted West Gadsden.
The Malone Tigers, on the hunt for their 14th State Championship in school history, and they inched closer to getting in Friday night, beating Paxton 61-43. The Chipley Tigers, looking to seal up their second trip to the Finals in three years, and they do it, beating West Gadsden 73-53.
Chipley now faces Hamilton County at 12:30/CT on Wednesday February 26th, while Malone hits the court against Chiefland at 11/CT. If they win, they face each other for the State Championship on Thursday.