Two wins each. Those were the results for Veterans’ girls and Warner Robins’ boys this past weekend.
For the Lady Warhawks, the first came Friday while hosting the Demonettes. Led by a pair of sophomores, Stacie Jones, who had 21, and Tamia Luckey, who had 19, as well as senior Chandler Shepherd, who had 15, Veterans won 67-52.
The Lady Warhawks were up 17-13 after one and 31-25 at the break. It was still close after three – 41-36, Veterans – but a 26-16 fourth helped Veterans put some distance between it and its cross-town rival.
The Lady Warhawks went on to a 42-40 win at Thomas County Central. Jones had 16 in that one, while Shepherd finished with 11.
Warner Robins on the other hand suffered a second loss – its fifth-straight, actually – Saturday at Bainbridge. The Lady Bearcats won that one 53-49.
All told, the region (1-AAAAA) stacks up with Harris County out front at 4-0 (17-2 overall). Bainbridge is in second with a 3-1 record (18-2 overall). Veterans is third at 2-2 (13-4), followed by Warner Robins and Thomas County Central, each of which is 0-3 (9-7 overall for the Demonettes and 1-16 overall for the Lady Yellow Jackets). The two do have two games yet to play against each other: Jan. 19 at Thomas County Central and Feb. 2 at Warner Robins. (Note: With plenty of region matchups in-between/all around those two.)
Also for the girls, Northside’s fell to Valdosta for the second time this year, 44-39. The Lady Eagles, who lost to the Lady Wildcats in overtime, 54-52, on Jan. 5, led this one 14-7 after one and 22-13 at the half. But, Valdosta rallied in the second half. It outscored its host 14-6 in the third and 17-11 in the fourth.
Northside’s girls won easily the day following at home against Mary Persons, 63-8. That, however, was a non-region victory. The loss to the Lady Wildcats put them at 1-2 in 1-AAAAAA (13-4 overall). Valdosta improved to 3-0 (13-6), which is currently good enough for the division lead. Coffee is 2-0 (8-7). Houston County, which is 1-3 (5-1) following a 69-27 loss to Valdosta on Saturday at home, is fourth. Lee County is 0-2 (2-13) and fifth.
Back to the boys and the Demons, they won over Veterans 83-39 – up 38-21 at the half and 65-31 heading into the fourth. The day following, they beat Bainbridge 59-48.
They improved to 4-0 (14-2) in the process. That also puts them in first in 1-AAAAA. Harris County, which Warner Robins has already beaten once, is second at 3-1 (8-11), followed by Thomas County Central (2-1, 5-12 – the Demons are yet to play), Bainbridge (1-3, 6-14) and Veterans (0-4, 4-13). (Note: The Warhawks also lost Saturday, 50-45, to the Yellow Jackets.)
As far as the Bears, they lost to Valdosta Saturday as well (as the girls). Theirs was considerably closer, 59-56. Houston County led 18-11 after one, but a 15-6 second put the Wildcats up 26-24 at the half. They then outscored the Bears 23-14 in the third and held them off in the fourth, 18-10.
Their division stacks up almost like the girls, with Valdosta (3-0, 10-7) and Coffee (2-0, 9-6) at the top, Lee County (1-1, 6-11) in third, Northside (1-2, 6-11) fourth and the Bears (0-4, 4-12) in fifth.