Bryan County High School's varsity basketball teams are finding out that winning one game doesn't make a season. After both the boys and girls picked up their first wins ecently, they are finding that getting that next win is not as easy as it would seem.
The nearby Claxton Tigers came to call Tuesday for a region contest and made the short drive back to Claxton with two wins as the girls clawed their way back from a 1-point deficit at halftime to come away with a 45-27 win.
"I was just totally disappointed tonight," said Lady Skins coach Mario Mincey. "We didn't play four-quarters of basketball and it came back to haunt us. In the second half we seemed to let up and Claxton picked up their game and intensity and we just couldn't handle it. Our inexperience and youth and inconsistent shooting hurt us once again."
The Lady Skins got a good effort underneath the basket from Ashleigh Simmons in rebounding and also offensively as she dumped in 12 points. Samantha Howard followed with 11 points in the losing effort.
The boys fell 60-39. Willie Deloach was the high scorer for Bryan County with 12 points.
"I am disappointed. We don't handle adversity well," Redskins coach Allen Clark said. "Once we get down 5-6 points we seem to throw everything out the window."
BCHS faced South Effingham Friday night and plays at Effingham County tonight.