Stacie Jones and Tamia Luckey – two rising Veterans high sophomores – scored 20 and 12, respectively, but that alone was not enough to topple Harris County from the ranks of the undefeated – at least in Region 1-AAAAA.
The Lady Tigers beat the Lady Warhawks 56-41, Friday at Veterans. Harris County, which also beat the Lady Warhawks 61-38 back on Jan. 5, got out to a 15-5 lead after one. The Lady Warhawks fought back for a 17-13, second-quarter advantage, but still trailed 28-22. The third really turned the tide as the Lady Tigers outscored Veterans 19-5 during that span. That was plenty to keep them out front despite being outscored 14-9 in the fourth.
Harris County finished the regular season 7-0 in the division, 22-2 overall. The Lady Warhawks fell to 4-4, 18-7 – third seed ahead of Warner Robins.
On the boys’ side, Harris County also won, 60-47. It led 20-9 after one and 28-13 at the half. The Warhawks outscored the Tigers in the third, 16-10, but still trailed 38-29 heading into the fourth. Harris County won that quarter, 22-18.
It finished the regular season 5-2 in the division, 10-14 overall. Veterans fell to 1-7, 7-18 and unfortunately, dead last.
Elsewhere, Northside’s girls came ever-so-close – to handing Coffee its first Region 1-AAAAAA defeat. In the end, the girls came up short in overtime 63-61.
It was 12-11, Lady Eagles, after one and 28-18, Northside at the half. The Lady Trojans came back in the second half to edge the Lady Eagles 18-16 in the third and 23-15 in the fourth to send it into the extra period. There, they outscored Northside 4-2.
The Lady Trojans finished the regular season 7-0 in the division, 15-7 overall. Northside fell to 4-4, 17-8 – third of the five teams.
For the boys, Coffee rolled 74-47. They, too, remained undefeated at 7-0 (15-7) while the Eagles fell to 3-5 (9-17).