The Richmond Hill High School boys' basketball team bounced back from a tough region 2A-AAAA setback 24 hours earlier to knock off Screven County on Saturday in Sylvania.
The Wildcats' 58-37 nonregion win came on the heels of a six-point loss at Brunswick and improved Richmond Hill to 13-5 overall.
"I was pleased with how we responded after a difficult loss the night before," RHHS coach William Altman said.
James Williams led the Wildcats past the Gamecocks with 18 points and 16 rebounds while Spencer Buck added 10 points. Richmond Hill cranked it up in the final period after leading only 21-15 at halftime.
"We came out a little flat and Screven's outside shooting kept us on our heels," Altman said. "James Williams had a good night scoring after struggling the previous night."
On Friday, Richmond Hill dropped to 3-2 in 2A-AAAA with a 57-51 loss to Brunswick on the Pirates' home floor.
"We played really well," Altman said. "They just out shot us from the charity stripe."
The Wildcats were 6-of-14 from the freethrow line while Brunswick hit 14-of-18.
Buck led Richmond Hill with 19 points in that contest while Kody Morales chipped in 17 and hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Williams had five points and 11 rebounds.
In the girls' contest Saturday, the Lady Wildcats won their 13th straight game with a 54-34 nonregion win over the Lady Gamecocks. Aliyah Johnson led the way for Richmond Hill with 17 points while Keeara Jackson added 12 points and Keisha Durham finished with eight.
See the entier story in Wednesday's Bryan County News.