Local teams earn spot in Bear Brawl semifinals

Several Houston County Teams earned a spot in the semifinals of the Rigby’s Entertainment Complex 2018 Bear Brawl basketball tournament with wins Thursday.

On the girls’ side, Warner Robins (5-4) beat Peach County (5-2) 67-48. The Demonettes will now square off against West Laurens (8-3-1), which beat Wheeler County (7-3) 54-50. That game is set for today (Friday) at 4 p.m. Warner Robins and West Laurens have already played once, with the latter winning 62-48 back on Dec. 8.

Perry’s girls beat Jeff Davis 51-31 to secure one spot in the other semifinal bracket. The Lady Bears were just one-point shy of making that an all-county spot, but they fell to Bleckley County 44-43.

The Lady Panthers and the Lady Royals are set to meet at 7 p.m. today (Friday). Houston County will face off against Jeff Davis today at 1 p.m. still with a chance to finish as high as fifth.

On the boys’ side, Warner Robins and Houston County each earned a semifinal berth – in separate brackets.

The Demons (6-2) beat Perry (2-7) 84-52. They will face off against Bleckley County a 72-70 winner over Jeff Davis. Their matchup is set for today (Friday) at 5:30 p.m.

The Panthers will take on Jeff Davis at 11:30 a.m. today.

The Bears (8-3) rolled in their game against Peach County (0-7) 104-45. They will go head-to-head with West Laurens next. The Raiders (7-5) beat Rutland (6-3) 67-57. Their game is set for 8:30 p.m. today. Just a note, Houston County and West Laurens have met twice now already, with the Bears winning both (78-71 on Dec. 14 and 64-50 on Dec. 18).