The Bryan County High basketball teams closed out the season with a last game finale against Savannah Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Raiders’ home court, and the Raiders swept both games.
The Lady Raiders (10-6, 7-4) rode the shoulders of Jessica Greene, who scored 16 points in the first half and finished the evening with a game high 22 points as the Raiders came away with a 52-35 win. Raiders Kelly Reid added 13 points and Adrienne DeFillipis contributed to the cause with 10 points.
The Howard sisters once again paced the offensive assault as the Lady Skins (4-15, 1-8), were led in scoring by Samantha Howard with 10 points and little sister Tiffany Howard added 9 points. Satashala Beasley was not far behind, adding 8 points to the scoreboard.
The Raider boys (12-4, 10-2) were sparked by senior standout and one man wrecking crew Josh Sparks who ignited his team and led the Raiders to a 64-43 victory with 22 points, 13 assists and 13 blocked shots.
The top scorers for Bryan County were Alex Cruz with 15 points and Willie Deloach with 10 points.
The Redskins (5-18, 3-9) were down by only eight points after the first half, but the Raiders were just too much to handle in the fourth quarter as the Redskins found themselves with no fourth quarter points from field goals.
"I guess the score really sums up our season," Redskin Coach Allen Clark said. "We averaged scoring in the mid-40’s and averaged giving up points in the mid-60’s. I think if we had won three or four more games and made it into the region tourney then we would feel a lot better about our season. I guess there is something to be said about coaching the kids to be competitive all season long, and I think we did accomplish that. Our last three games were tough and it could have been a problem trying to get the young men to play for essentially nothing. I was very proud of the young men for continuing to put forth the effort."