HEADLINE: Redskins take two games, continue to roll
The Bryan County High School Redskins won twice in recent action to move to 14-2 overall and 8-0 in Region 2-AA.
On Tuesday, the Redskins edged Benedictine, 66-64, Tuesday behind 23 points from Keyshaun Street and 22 from Jeremy McClendon.
McClendon scored 22 points and Street added 19 as Bryan County High School ran past Vidalia, 80-51, on Saturday in Pembroke in a Region 2-AA basketball game.
Alex Simmons had 13 points for BCHS, and Ja Sean Tate and Kajana Dixon added 10 points each.
The BCHS girls won, 56-54, Tuesday and coach Mario Mincey said it was “good to pick up the win, especially another region win.”
Brown led the way with 19 points, five rebounds and four stills, while Ja’Paige Jacobs chipped in 14 points and four rebounds, “and played very well in the fourth quarter,” Mincey said. Yaz Crawford added seven points and 10 rebounds in the win, which Mincey said “keeps us in the middle of our region race, and that is where we need to be.”
The Lady Redskins are 10-7 overall and 5-3 in the region.
In Saturday’s girls’ contest, Vidalia pulled out a 65-53 win over the Lady Redskins. Julianne Brown was the only Lady Redskin in double figures with 21 points.
Wildcats, Lady Wildcats fall
Richmond Hill High School lost, 82-79, to Ware County in a 3-AAAAA basketball game Saturday in Waycross.
The loss dropped RHHS to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in 3-AAAAA. Isaiah Hill led the Wildcats with 20 points, while M.J. Hall scored 15 points and Andre Walker and Sam James added 13 each.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Wildcats (7-10, 1-5 region) fell, 54-33, to the Lady Gators.
RHHS wrestlers take third
Richmond Hill High School placed third in the Area 3-AAAAA dual wrestling tournament last weekend at RHHS.
The Wildcats trailed Camden and Ware County and beat Effingham County, the latter a first for Richmond Hill.
Coach Robert Parker said “the kids wrestled well as a group.”
Wrestlers who went unbeaten at the area duals tournament were heavyweight Caleb Branham, Trent Higginbothom at 106 pounds, Colin Crawford and 126 and Derek Tucker at 182. Bryce Mayfield, Gary Tompkins and Alex Hill each went 3-1 in the tournament.
“The kids battled hard,” Parker said. “We are now getting ready for individual state. We still have three matches left in our season, but state is the ultimate goal.”
For more pictures from the tourney, see page 2B
The Bryan County Middle School girls went 7-2 and will enter the playoffs as either the No. 1 or No. 2 seed, BCMS athletic director Mario Mincey said.
“I am very proud of the girls and hope they can continue to play well in the playoffs. I really appreciate the time and dedication of Coach Cassandra Donaldson and Coach Cindy Bennett,” Mincey said. “This is the fourth year in the row that BCMS girls have finished in the top half of the region.”
The BCMS boys finished the regular season 6-3 and clinched the No. 2 seed for the playoffs.
“The team is led by a group of eighth graders that have put a lot of time and dedication into being the best,” Mincey said. “Coach Allen Wallace and I love the work ethic that this group has and hope to continue our strong play in the playoffs. This is the third year in a row that the BCMS boys have finished in the top half of the region. As athletic director, I just enjoy the atmosphere that we have at our games and am happy to see the kids compete at a high level.”
In recent action, RHMS lost, 49-38, to William James Middle School.