Now the fun really starts for the area's high school basketball teams.
The South Carolina High School League's state playoff brackets have been filled with 7 p.m. tip-offs, and the action begins Monday night.
The two-time defending state champion North Augusta girls have to wait a few days before their next playoff run begins. The Lady Jackets, No. 1 in the state and owner of Region 5-AAAA's No. 1 seed, have a first-round bye and will host either Orangeburg-Wilkinson or Colleton County on Friday in the second round.
South Aiken's girls are the region's No. 3 seed and host Myrtle Beach on Tuesday. Midland Valley grabbed the No. 4 seed and hits the road to face Beaufort on Tuesday.
In the boys' Class AAAA bracket, sixth-ranked and top-seeded North Augusta hosts Dreher on Wednesday. South Aiken was Region 5-AAAA runner-up and hosts Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. Aiken finished third in the region and has a home game Wednesday against Hartsville.
In the girls' Class AAA bracket, Strom Thurmond has the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AAA and has a home game at 6 p.m. Monday against Georgetown.
Strom Thurmond's boys won the region title and have the league's No. 1 seed. The Rebels, ranked 10th in the state, host Hanahan on Tuesday.
Silver Bluff's girls finished third in Region 2-AA and visit Brashier Middle College on Tuesday in the Upper State bracket. In the Lower State, sixth-ranked Barnwell got the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AA and hosts Carvers Bay on Tuesday.
Silver Bluff's boys, the No. 3 team in the state, won Region 2-AA and have the No. 1 seed at the top of the Upper State bracket. The Bulldogs, ranked third in the state, host Blacksburg on Wednesday. In the Lower State, third-seeded Barnwell visits Carvers Bay on Wednesday.
In the girls' Class A bracket, 10th-ranked Wagener-Salley has the No. 4 seed from Region 3-A and has a road game at Ware Shoals on Monday. Fifth-seeded Ridge Spring-Monetta visits McCormick on Monday.
The Ridge Spring-Monetta boys, defending Class A Upper State champions, have the No. 4 seed from Region 3-A and visit Dixie on Tuesday. Wagener-Salley finished fifth in the region and has a road game Tuesday at McCormick.