AUGUSTA -- Both the Baldwin High School Braves and Bravettes fell in their respective Region 3-4A championship games Saturday night.
Cross Creek, the host school for the tournament, took both titles and the region's top seeds for the state playoffs. The Baldwin boys and girls finish as region runners-up, meaning they will both get to host their first round Class 4A playoff games when the state tournament begins next week.
The Cross Creek girls kept the Bravettes from becoming back-to-back region champs by winning 50-41 on their home floor. Baldwin was led in scoring by senior Dasia Harden and sophomore Tamia Smith who finished with 13 and 11 points respectively. BHS senior Mikayla Waller had a strong night rebounding the basketball in the post as she pulled down 12 boards, but the team shot just 20 percent from the floor on the night.
In boys action, the Braves had come back in the semis versus Burke the previous night to place themselves in the championship round against host Cross Creek, but the Razorbacks did not allow any sort of comeback in the championship matchup. Cross Creek took the boys Region 3-4A title by a score of 59-49, breaking the 1-1 season series tie with the Baldwin boys.
The Braves and Bravettes will host the third-seeded team out of Region 1 to open the Class 4A state tournament next week. Dates and times will be announced once the bracket is finalized.