Lady ‘Skins drop heartbreakers
The Bryan County High School girls’ basketball team dropped a pair of heartbreakers over the weekend.
The Lady Redskins fell 64-62 on Friday night to Region 2-AA foe Atkinson County despite getting 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals from freshman Julianne Brown. \
Kaylin Leggett added 13 points while Yasmaine Crawford chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds, and junior guard Brianna Smith contributed nine points, four steals and five assists.
Freshman Alayna Williams also added six points and nine rebounds in what coach Mario Mincey termed a “very physical game.”
“I’m very rpoud of the girls’ effort,” Mincey said. “They showed a lot of effort and almost pulled out a great comeback.”
The Lady Redskins were without injured guard Rita Ivey, “but some of our younger players really stepped up,” Mincey said. “We have some really otugh games in front of us, but I am excited to see how this young squad will respond.”
Saturday, the Lady Redskins fell 50-49 in double overtime. Williams led the way with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Smith and Kolbie Graves had nine points each, while Crawford and Brown combined for 17 points and 18 rebounds.
The Redskins, meanwhile, improved to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in Region 2-AA with a 55-52 win over Toombs County on Saturday in Lyons. No individual stats were available.
Lady Wildcats get win
Hannah Riley scored 15 points to lead Richmond Hill High School to a 55-51 win over host Vidalia on Saturday in a non-region girls’ basketball showdown.
In all, eight players scored for the Lady Wildcats, who improved to 6-2 overall. Khadijah Scriven and Keeara Jackson each finished with nine points while Ciara Patrick and Brandy Franklin added seven points apiece.
Kristen McCauley chipped in four points; Kaila Green had three points and Khyli McCauley added one point for RHHS.
Jackson was the team’s top rebounder with 10 while Scriven finished with six steals.
The Wildcats, meanwhile, fell to 1-7 with a 63-22 loss to the Indians. Richmond Hill fell behind 15-4 in the first cover and never recovered.
Both teams are off until after Christmas.