Denmark freshman Emma Hempker buried a last-second jump shot Saturday to lead the Danes past Forsyth Central, 49-47, and into the Region 6-7A tournament semifinals.
Sophie Smith found Hempker all alone near the corner with the game tied 47-47. Hempker let the shot fly with 6.3 seconds left in the game to give Denmark the win. She finished with a team-high 20 points, while Smith added 12 points, eight assists and five rebounds. Mary Kate Leonard had 12 points and seven steals, while Clarissa Kelly chipped in five rebounds and two points.
Denmark (13-13) locked up a spot in the Class 7A playoffs with the win and will travel to top-seeded North Forsyth at 6 p.m. Monday. Forsyth Central finishes the season 7-12.
South Forsyth 44, Gainesville 31
South Forsyth held Gainesville to its second-lowest point total of the season Saturday, as the War Eagles topped the Red Elephants 44-31 to reach the Region 6-7A tournament semifinals.
Ava McGlockton scored a team-high 19 points, while Sharon Tolliver added 11 points for the War Eagles.
South (20-5) will travel to second-seeded West Forsyth at 6 p.m. Monday.