The Bryan County boys’ basketball team made its second-straight Class AA state tournament by finishing fourth at last week’s Region 2-AA tourney in Ludowici.
The Redskins topped Bacon County 57-53 in overtime Feb. 10 in the tourney quarterfinals to guarantee them a top-four finish and clinch a state-tourney berth. The top four placing teams in 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.
On Friday, BCHS fell 78-62 to eventual tourney-champ Long County and lost 58-44 in Saturday’s third-place game. Statistics for those games were not available at press time.
BCHS head coach Randy Cooper said his squad’s shooting and teamwork were keys to its strong region-tourney run.
The fourth-place showing put Bryan County into a first-round state-tourney matchup at Dublin on Wednesday. Results were unavailable at press time.
In the girls’ region tourney, the Lady Redskins fell short of a state-tourney berth by losing to St. Vincent’s 48-38 Feb. 10 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.