For the second straight season, the Bryan County boys’ basketball team is headed to the Class AA state tournament.
The Redskins clinched the berth Wednesday by tipping Bacon County 57-53 in overtime of their Region 2-AA quarterfinal matchup in Ludowici. That put BCHS (12-12) into Friday’s semifinals, guaranteeing the Redskins a top-four placement in the region tourney. The top four teams of each region qualify for the state tournament.
Kimonti Murray led Bryan County with 20 points against Bacon County. Jaylin James had 11 points, including a big 3-point-play in the final minute of overtime.
Bryan County will face Long County (17-7) at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Ludowici.
In the girls’ region tourney, the Lady Redskins fell short of a state-tourney berth by losing to St. Vincent’s 48-38 Wednesday in Ludowici.
“We just could not get shots to fall in crucial times,” BCHS head coach Mario Mincey said. “I hated that our season had to come to an end, but I feel the kids played hard and that is all I can ask. I will miss my seniors and wish them nothing but the best.”
Julianne Brown led the Lady Redskins with 17 points.
The BCHS girls ended the season with a 15-10 record.