The Bryan County High School Lady Redskins played serious defense Friday night against visiting Bacon County, earning a 49-7 win.
Julianne Brown led the way for BCHS with 17 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Yaz Crawford added 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, and Kaylee Perks chipped in eight points and eight rebounds.
“This was a great defensive game, and we had a chance to play a lot of our younger players,” BCHS coach Mario Mincey said.
Defense also played a role for the Lady Redskins at Southeast Bulloch on Saturday, as BCHS downed SEB, 61-25.
Brown had 16 points, six rebounds and four steals. Crawford had 12 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Kaylin Leggett and Japaige Jacobs combined for 19 points and seven steals.
Tuesday night saw BCHS’s win streak come to an end, as host McIntosh County Academy downed Bryan County, 56-52. Brown had 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals, while Leggett and Jacobs scored nine points each.
The loss dropped the Lady Redskins to 13-9 overall and 7-4 in Region 2-AA, but Mincey was upbeat about the performance.
“I was really proud of the effort we played the entire game,” he said. “We missed some free throws down the stretch, and that was the difference in the game. We have two region games remaining and I hope that we can continue to play well going into the region tournament.”
In boys’ action, the No. 7-ranked Redskins (17-5, 11-1 region) dropped their second straight game Tuesday night, falling, 57-55, to host McIntosh County Academy. Ja Sean Tate and Jeremy McClendon led the Redskins with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
The Redskins lost, 77-73, to Southeast Bulloch on Saturday night, despite a 23-point performance from Alex Simmons. Kajana Dixon and Keyshaun Street added 15 and 14 points, respectively.
The loss followed a 77-65 win over Bacon County on Friday night. Dixon poured in 26 points, and Simmons finished with 21. Street had 14 points.
Bryan County takes on Jeff Davis on Friday in Hazelhurst in a doubleheader. The girls’ game tips off at 6 p.m.
Wildcats fall to Effingham
Richmond Hill High School (15-7, 6-4) fell to Effingham County, 52-44, on Tuesday at home in a Region 3-AAAAA boys’ basketball game.
Isaiah Hill led the Wildcats with 19 points. M.J. Hall finished added 18 points for RHHS, which is tied with Statesboro for third in 3-AAAAA.
The Lady Wildcats lost, 58-19, to ECHS to fall to 7-15 overall and 1-9 in the region.
Both teams play at Bradwell Institute on Friday night. The girls tip off at 6:30 p.m., the boys follow.
The Richmond Hill High School wrestling team will compete in the Region 3-AAAAA tournament beginning Saturday in Camden.