HoCo boys still seeking region win; Lady Bears get one against Coffee

Two games into Region 1-AAAAAA play and surprisingly Houston County’s boys are still looking for their first win. The latest division setback in that quest came Saturday at home against Coffee. The Bears lost to the Trojans 75-63. That put them at 0-2, 11-5 overall. Coffee on the other hand improved to 1-0, 12-2.

The Lady Bears fared better. They earned their first region win by beating the Lady Trojans 44-41. Houston County, led by Marquia White’s nine, led 6-2 after one and 20-17 at the half.

Houston County got the edge in the third, 9-8, while Coffee outscored the Lady Bears by a point in the fourth, 16-15. The Lady Bears improved to 1-1, 6-8. The Lady Trojans fell to 0-1, 3-9.

Houston County’s next game will be a region matchup Tuesday at Northside. Tipoff for the girls is slated for 6 p.m.

Elsewhere, in a couple of non-region matchups, Warner Robins’ girls and boys got by Northside and Veterans split with Mary Persons.

The Demons won 71-56. They led 18-12 after one but by only two, 34-32, at the break (thanks to a Northside scoring advantage of 20-16). Warner Robins pulled away in the third with a 21-point quarter – to Northside’s 10 – and then outscored its visitor 16-14 down the stretch.

The Demons improved to 11-4 while the Eagles fell to 3-9.

On the girls’ side, Warner Robins won 62-56. It improved to 9-5 while Northside fell to 8-4.

Warner Robins will face off next against Veterans in a region matchup at home Friday. Tipoff for it is slated for 7 p.m.

At the home of the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs, Veterans’ girls won 82-14 while the boys fell 73-62. The Warhawks did lead after one, 19-16, but found themselves all tied up, 27-all, at the half.

Mary Persons pulled away with a 27-point third – to Veterans’ 14 – and then held off Veterans in the fourth – outscored 21-19.

The Warhawks fell to 11-5 while the Bulldogs improved to just 5-9.