Richmond Hill over came a turnover laden game by both teams to edge visiting Ware County 48-44 in a girls' Region 2A-AAAA matchup Friday at the Wildcat Gym.
Sydney Millek sank five shots from beyond the 3-point arc to lead all scorers with 19 points. Ware County was led by Candice Smith with 11 points.
The lead changed hands through out the final period until Alliyah Johnson’s clutch 7 of 8 free throw shooting salted the game away in the final minute. The Lady wildcats improved to 7-7, 2-1 in region 2A-AAAA while Ware fell to 7-8, 1-2.
Richmond Hill will play at South Effingham tonight then host Glynn Academy on Tuesday.
RH 13 10 8 17
WC 9 10 11 14
Richmond Hill 48
Sydney Millek 19, Aliyah Johnson 9, Keeara Jackson 6, Tay reynolds 6, Keisha Durham 5, Brandy Franklin 2, Sarah Goolsby 1
Ware County 44
Candice Smith 11, Howard 8, McPherson 9, O’Mara 7, Skinner 5, Meeks 2, Johnson 2
Richmond Hill dismantles Ware County 58-41
Richmond Hill made a statement to the rest of 2A-AAAA on Friday. They are no one man team.
With starting point guard Lorenza Ross in street clothes with a sprained ankle, the rest of coach William Altman’s team dominated visiting Ware County 58-41.
Vernon Jackson led all scorers for Richmond Hill with 17 points, Brandon Jordan added 12. While the rebounding statistics were not readily available the two Wildcat big men obviously dominated the boards at both ends of the floor.
DAngelo Johnson drew the defensive assignment against the Gators Quintin Edwards and frustrated the talented point guard all night, holding him to 13 points. Cameron Howard added 13 points for the Gators as well. While Johnson chipped in 10 points of his own including a sizzling lay up dunk over a Gator defender in the second period that ignited the Wildcat rally.
The Wildcats improved to 11-4, 2-1 in region 2A-AAAA, Ware fell to 4-10, 0-3. Richmond Hill will play at South Effingham tonight and host Glynn Academy Tuesday for another big region contest.
RH 13 15 16 14
WC 8 5 16 12
Richmond Hill 58
Vernon Jackson17, Brandon Jordon 12, James Franklin 8, DAngelo Johnson 10, Steven Williams 6, Alex Cruz 3, Spencer Buck 2
Ware County 41
Cameron Howard 13, Quinton Edwards 13, Tobler 6, Bennett 4, Merritt 3, Lee 2