The Madison County boys' basketball team will take the court again Saturday at 5:30 p.m., but only to determine if it's a no. 3 or 4 seed at the state tournament.
The Red Raiders (21-6) lost to Winder-Barrow 52-44 Friday night in the region tournament semifinals at Monroe Area High School, relegating it to the consolation round. The team will face Clarke Central, which lost to no.1-ranked Rockdale County Friday.
Just four Madison County players scored against Winder-Barrow, led by Patrick McCrary, who had 16. Stan Maxwell added 15 and Bradley Raines scored eight.
T.J. McGuire was the only other Madison County player to get into the scorebook with five points.
Madison County, which trailed 18-16 at the break, went scoreless behind the 3-point arc until 44 seconds left in the game when McGuire drilled a three to cut Winder-Barrow's lead to 48-44.
But Winder-Barrow's D.J. Butler hit four free throws in the final 39 seconds to seal the victory for the Bulldoggs.