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High school hoops report

The Bryan County boys’ basketball team picked up its first Region 2-AA win recently with a 48-39 win against Bacon County.

“I thought our defense did a really good job,” Coach Brent Anderson said. “We can build off this region win down the stretch.”

The Redskins shot 21-of-28 from the foul line for the game and held Bacon to nine first-half points.

Bryan County and Portal were tied 21-21 at the half the following night, but the Redskins shot just 10-of-27 from the line in a 55-36 loss.

“We had our worst performance of the year shooting free throws,” Anderson said. “On the bright side, we played a lot of players and did some things we haven’t done yet. We want to show a couple wrinkles down the stretch playing teams the second time around.”

The boys are now 5-13 overall and 1-8 in the region. They host Toombs Friday night.

The Bryan County girls’ team lost its first game in more than a month Tuesday, falling 54-50 to Metter. The Redskins had reeled off nine straight wins since Dec. 15. They are now 15-3 overall, 6-3 in the region.

Olonna Rawls had 30 points, matching her career high, and seven rebounds. She is averaging 20.5 points and six rebounds per game.

The Richmond Hill girls’ team picked up a win Tuesday night with a 55-25 victory over South Effingham. The Wildcats are now 10-7 overall, 0-3 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

The Richmond Hill boys’ team fell 46-44 to the Mustangs. They are now 9-8 overall, 1-2 in the region.

Both teams return to region play Thursday night at Effingham.

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