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Redskins ready to make run

POSTED: January 9, 2013 12:49 p.m.

With a dozen games left in the regular season, the boys and girls basketball teams at Bryan County High School are hoping for some late season magic.

Both squads faced Metter on the road Tuesday night and play host to Vidalia on Friday.

Both remain a work in progress as well as they inch closer to the Region 2-AA tournament in February and a chance to play Cinderella.

The Redskins (1-11) fell 82-56 to region foe Benedictine in their last outing on Friday night despite getting 17 points from Kajana Dixon and 15 from Jeremy McClendon.

“We are working hard on playing with more passion and intensity for the whole game,” said first-year coach David Elmore. “We need to make less mental errors and protect the ball more. We are still dealing with the youth of the team but we are getting better with each game.”

The Lady Redskins got a late Christmas present with the return of senior guard Diamond Mcgirt during the Portal Christmas Tournament. Mcgirt, who was injured early in the season, led the Lady Redskins with 15 points while Kaylin Leggett added 14 in the team’s only win to date, a 61-38 victory on Dec. 28 over Twiggs County.

“We are trying to get some chemistry going with our team,” BCHS girls’ coach Mario Mincey said. “(The Metter game) will be the first game that we have had the entire team together since the start of the season.”

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