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Hoops roundup: wins for Wildcats, Lady Redskins
Richmond Hills Trey Deloach (5) looks to score against Windsor Forest during the Wildcats 72-53 win on Friday at RHHS. The Wildcats are off to a 9-1 start in 2016. - photo by Photo by Bryan Browning

The girls’ basketball team at Richmond Hill High School is trending in the right direction. The Lady Wildcats (6-4) won their second straight game with a 41-14 win Tuesday over Tattnall County.

Jazlyn Martin led the team with 13 points and eight rebounds. Tiara Gandy added seven points and 10 rebounds, Caitlin Elkins added five points and 11 rebounds and Danika Board finished with eight points to pace the Wildcats.

"(The victory over Tattnall) was a really good win for us," RHHS coach Sarah Brown said. "As we move closer to region it is good to see us progressing as a team."

The win was also the second straight for Richmond Hill, which edged Windsor Forest 48-44 on Saturday. Gandy led the team in scoring with 19 points while Martin and Elkins had eight points each.

Friday, the Lady Wildcats dropped a 36-35 heartbreaker to Wayne County. Gandy led the team in scoring with 17 points while Hannah Yontz chipped in eight points. Martin added four points and 10 rebounds and Boyd had four points and seven rebounds.

Richmond Hill plays Beach on Friday in the Savannah Holiday Classic.

The boys’ team improved to 9-1 with a 55-42 win over Tattnall on Tuesday. Trey Deloach led the team with 18 points while Montest Bumpers had 10.

The Wildcats play Johnson on Friday in the Savannah Holiday Classic.

Bryan County girls

Julianne Brown had 19 points and seven rebounds and Olanna Rawls added 10 points, two steals and two assist to help spark unbeaten Bryan County High School (8-0) to a 49-37 win over Swainsboro in a Region 2-AA matchup. Coach Mario Mincey called it an "intense" game.

"We knew Swainsboro was going to tough," Mincey said. "They were previously ranked No. 7 in the state and projected to be a the top of our region."

Mincey said the Lady Redskins didn’t play "our best game" offensively, but defense helped key the win.

"Allyssa Edwards and Airelle Moody gave us a big spark off the bench in the third and fourth quarters."

Alayana Williams added nine points and eight rebounds and Yasmine Crawford had eight points and eight rebounds. Jay Black added three points and three rebounds for Bryan County, which faces state power Vidalia on Friday. The Lady Indians are ranked No. 6 in Class AA.

"I told the team as long as they play together we will continue to have some success," Mincey said.

BCMS boys

Mincey also helps coach the Bryan County Middle School boys team, and he said the Redskins are off and running, and are in second place behind Claxton at the moment.

"We have an experienced group of eighth grade players who have been in our system for the past two years," Mincey said. "We also have a good young group of sixth and seventh graders who are getting better and better every day. Coach Allen Wallace and myself have been impressed with the overall efforts from both groups."

The BCMS Redskins play Portal before the Christmas break, then hope to continue to improve in January.

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