Buford’s Caleb Blackwell

DOUGLASVILLE — Buford’s boys basketball team survived a frantic sequence in the final seconds for a 66-64 win at Alexander in Wednesday’s first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

The Wolves were up three points when they fouled an Alexander shooter with 0.9 seconds left. After a miss on the first free throw, the hosts made the second and missed the third intentionally. They had a chance at a tip-in to tie but it was off the mark.

Buford (19-7) had four double-figure scorers — Marc Mauge (14 points), Jaylon Taylor (13 points, seven rebounds), Caleb Blackwell (12 points, seven assists) and London Williams (11 points, seven rebounds).

The Wolves will play at Region 7-AAAAAA champion Chattahoochee (21-3) in the second round.

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