Don’t look now, but the Bryan County girls’ basketball team is rolling. The Lady Redskins (14-7, 7-5 Region 2-AA) picked up their third straight victory with a 61-53 win Tuesday over visiting McIntosh County Academy.
Yasmine Crawford and Julianne Brown paced BCHS with 19 and 16 points, respectively, while Kamorie Jackson finished with nine points and Kaylin Leggett added eight. The win was hard fought, Bryan County coach Mario Mincey said.
“This was a physical game for us, and I am very proud of the girls for their effort for the entire game. I hope we can continue to play well as a team,” Mincey said.
The Lady Redskins struggled Saturday night in a 41-31 win over Southeast Bulloch, and Brown led BCHS scorers with 13 points. But the night was big for Leggett, who scored eight points to reach the 1,000-point mark. It was also big for Mincey, who earned his 100th win at Bryan County.
“We did not play our best basketball, but we picked up the win,” Mincey said. “It was great to see Kaylin Leggett score her 1,000th point. And I am thankful for my coaches and players present and past.”
Alayna Williams chipped in nine points against the Yellow Jackets.
The Lady Redskins had a much easier time of it Friday, blowing out Bacon County 67-24.
Brown nearly outscored the Lady Raiders all by herself, finishing with 23 points in the lopsided win. Yaz Crawford was the only other player in double figures with 12 points. Williams and Kamorie Jackson added eight points each.
“We got out to a fast start,” Mincey said. “That allowed us to play some younger players.”
The Lady Redskins will face No. 6-ranked Jeff Davis in Hazlehurst on Friday and play host to No. 9-ranked Vidalia in the regular-season finale on Feb. 5.