Bryan County High School’s road to the Final Four ended in Rome.
On the doorstep of the program’s first appearance ever in the girl’s Class AA semifinals, the Lady Redskins’ run ran out of gas. Bryan County fell 62-45 to Model High on Tuesday in the Georgia High School Association’s Elite Eight.
The loss ended BCHS’ season at 24-5. It was the team’s most successful season in Class AA since the program moved from Class A in 2012.
Julianne Brown led BCHS with 20 points. Alanna Rawls, Yasmine Crawford and Alayna Williams had nine, eight and seven points, respectively, for Bryan County, which hadn’t lost since the regular season when the Lady Redskins fell 54-51 on Jan. 24 to rival Swainsboro.
Bryan County rebounded from that loss and went on to claim the 2-AA tournament crown and the No. 1 seed that went with it.
The Lady Redskins then went on a state tournament scoring spree, outscoring Westside and South Atlanta in the first two rounds of the state tournament by a 134-75 margin.
Bryan County was the last team from Region 2-AA standing in the playoffs.