Bryan County did more than just beat Groves handily on Tuesday night in Garden City.
The Lady Redskins’ 63-47 win over the Lady Rebels also kept them very much in the hunt for Region 2-AA’s No. 4 seed in the upcoming Class AA girls’ basketball tournament.
“It was good to get the road win, and I was pleased with our defensive effort in the third quarter,” BCHS girls’ coach Mario Mincey said. “We just have to do a better job of playing with high energy every quarter.”
The Lady Redskins (5-5 in region, 11-7 overall) got plenty of energy from Kaylin Leggett, Julianne Brown, Yaz Crawford and Alayna Williams in Tuesday’s matchup. Leggett finished with 20 points, three steals and two assists; and Brown also tossed in 20 points, while adding seven steals and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Crawford chipped in 13 points, 11 rebounds and three assists and Williams contributed seven points and seven rebounds for the Lady Redskins, who trail Vidalia (9-1), Jeff Davis (8-1) and Long County (7-3) in the region standings.
Bryan County leads St. Vincent’s (4-5) by a game.
On Friday, Bryan County lost to Long County 64-56 in Pembroke. No stats were available.
The Lady Redskins play at Bacon County in Alma on Friday, then play host to Southeast Bulloch on Saturday. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.
In the boys’ game, Bryan County fell to 9-8 overall and 5-5 in Region 2-AA with a 52-49 loss to Groves. Ja’lyn James led the Redskins with 14 points while Kimonti Murray had 13, Isaiah Tillman eight and T.C. Pippin six.
Despite the loss, BCHS remains in the hunt for one of Region 2-AA’s four playoff spots in the state tournament. Vidalia (10-0 in 2-AA), Long County (8-2) and Benedictine (5-4) led in the standings Wednesday. Groves, meanwhile, improved to 2-8 in 2-AA and 2-16 overall.
Bryan County dropped a 65-53 decision to Long County on Friday at BCHS. Jaylin James led the Redskins with 10 points. Kimonti Murray added nine points.
Bryan County also plays at Bacon County on Friday and will be at home versus Southeast Bulloch on Saturday. The games follow the girls’ matchup.