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Redskins outsized in losses
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Outsized and outgunned, the Bryan County Redskins were driven to two losses on Friday and Saturday by two highly ranked Region 3-A teams. Calvary Baptist powered their way to a 78-43 win, while Savannah Country Day beat the Redskins with a solid 76-50 victory.
The first of the two private schools to play Bryan County this week was Calvary Baptist on Saturday night. The outsized Redskins had trouble with the Cavaliers from the first quarter of play, mainly with getting the ball inside the paint and into the basket. Bryan County tried to manhandle the Cavs with speed and athleticism but could not keep up the grueling pace for long. After walking away from the first quarter down by five, the Redskins lost sight of a win.
The remainder of the night took a toll on the Redskins, who only sunk 3 of 11 three-pointers, and felt the brunt of being out-rebounded. Size proved lethal to the Redskins plan for victory, and with rising Redskin star Willie DeLoach fouling out with 2 minutes left on the clock, the visions of a win blurred even more. Calvary Baptist came away with the victory at home 78-43.
Scoring – Stephen Ranger 14, Alkeem Collins 10, Willie DeLoach 4, Trey Boatright 4, Derrick Moore 4, Winston Johnson 3, Kyle Nicholson 2, and DJ McElroy 2.
The Savannah Country Day Hornets came to Pembroke Saturday night and, in an oddly officiated game, left with a victory. As the game got underway, both teams finally found their pacing after a few long scoreless plays. Both the Hornets and the Redskins built up an intense man-to-man defense that saw 6 fouls called between them in the first quarter of play.
Once again size made a difference for the Savannah Country Day boys, who were able to pass the ball over the shorter Redskin heads. The Hornets were easily set up for shots under the basket and a tough in-the-paint defense. The Redskins tried a three-point offense that failed miserably, sinking only one of 14.
During the game both coaches discussed controversial calls by the officials, but perhaps the most bizarre was the technical foul called on the SCD head coach, Mike Horner, for saying, “What?!!” after a disputed call. There were moments of greatness for the Redskins, such as their 75 percent free-throw shooting, but those moments were too far and in between to beat Savannah County Day who left Pembroke with a 76-50 victory.
Scoring – Willie DeLoach 12, DJ McElroy 12, Alkeem Collins 11, Stephen Ranger 5, Trey Boatright 4, Winston Johnson 3, and Kyle Nicholson 3.

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