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High school hoops roundup

POSTED: January 10, 2018 9:41 a.m.
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The Bryan County girls' basketball team enjoys a post-game meal celebrating their seventh consecutive victory.

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The Bryan County girls’ basketball team has won seven games in a row, beating St. Vincent’s 46-36 Tuesday night after a 40-39 overtime win against Jeff Davis Friday. The Redskins also had wins against May River and Windsor Forest in the Savannah Christian holiday tournament to close out 2017.

Shelby Gunn led Bryan County with 11 points against St. Vincent’s, while sophomore Olonna Rawls had 10. Rawls is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds per game.

Bryan County, 13-2 overall and 5-2 in Region 2-AA, hosts Bacon County Friday.

The Richmond Hill boys’ basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night, losing to third-ranked Brunswick 58-57.

The Wildcats are now 9-6 overall and 1-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA. They beat Glynn Academy 74-66 in quadruple overtime last week to open region play. The game was tied at 48 apiece at the end of regulation. Sheldon Lewis led the Wildcats with 22 points, while Sam James had 18 and 11 rebounds. Justin Jeffery and Eric Jones each had 11 points.

Richmond Hill hosts Bradwell Friday night.

The Richmond Hill girls’ team dropped its second region game Tuesday night, losing 39-28 to Brunswick after a 52-43 loss at Glynn Academy last week. They are now 9-6 overall and 0-2 in the region. The Wildcats beat Savannah High 32-17 and fell to Camden County 41-37 in the Richmond Hill Holiday Classic at the end of December.

“The Camden County game was probably the most consistent and complete game we have played all season,” Coach Sarah Jones said. “The game was close the entire time, and even with the turnovers and some offensive rebounds we gave up, we still gave ourselves a chance to win at the end. We just have to find a way to finish at the end of games, especially at the free throw line. Playing consistently from the jump until the final buzzer and finishing out each game is going to be key for us to being successful in region play.”

Jaxson Douglas and Danika Boyd each had 10 points against Glynn, while Kirra Perry had 10 points against Camden County. Douglas also scored 10 against Savannah. 

The Bryan County boys’ team split its games at the Vidalia holiday tournament, dropping a 73-45 decision to Pierce County and beating Appling County 52-51.

“We went to this tournament to play some teams we would not see during the regular season,” Redskins Coach Brent Anderson said. “We ended up playing two larger schools and the competition was really tough. Getting a win in a close ballgame tells you a lot about where we have come as a group.”

The Redskins, 4-10 overall and 0-6 in the region, played at Benedictine Tuesday night. No score was available at press time. 

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