Scenes from the North Gwinnett vs. Norcross Men's Basketball game at North Gwinnett High School, Saturday, February 27, 2021. North took the win 38-37. (Photo: Nicole Seitz)

SUWANEE — North Gwinnett’s boys basketball team rebounded from a shaky first quarter Saturday, and then held on for a 38-37 victory over Norcross in the Class AAAAAAA second round.

The Bulldogs (21-7) now travel to Region 2-AAAAAAA champion next week in the quarterfinals. Norcross finishes the season with a 21-8 record.

North trailed Norcross 11-4 after a quarter and 19-12 at halftime in the low-scoring matchup. A big third quarter gave the Bulldogs a 29-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter, and Norcross missed potential game-tying free throws in the waning seconds.

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