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Redskins fall in first round

Bryan County High School fell 84-70 to Early County on Wednesday in Blakely in the first round of the boys’ Class AA basketball tournament.

The Redskins (20-8) couldn’t overcome a slow start against Early County, which jumped out to a 26-8 first period lead. Bryan County pulled to within 38-30 by halftime, but couldn’t put together enough of a run in the second half to pull out the victory.

The Redskins were led by Alex Simmons with 16 points and eight rebounds, Jeremy McClendon with 14 points and Kajana Dixon added 12.

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