BUFORD — The Region 8-AAAAAA basketball tournament was held at the Buford Arena Feb. 19-20, 2021.  Region champs, the Buford girls and the Lanier boys top the region honors that were announced on Saturday night.

Buford’s Ashyia Willis was named the girls’ Region 8-AAAAAA Player of the Year while the boys’ Region Player of the Year was awarded to Lanier’s Andrew McConnell.

Sara Viti, Blair Wallis and Ave Grace Watson were the three Lady Wolves that were named to the All-Region team. Two Lanier players made the girls’ All-Region team, Renasha Benjamin and Karina Lopez.

Iajah Phillips and Makai Vassell made the boys’ All-Region team for Lanier.

— Staff Reports

Above Photo:  Buford’s Sara Viti, Ava Grace Watson and Blair Wallis were named All-Region while Ashyia Willis was named the Region Player of the Year. Photo by Alicia Couch Payne.

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