Veterans girls, boys fall to Bainbridge; other results

Don Moncrief Basketball, Featured, Northside HS, Perry HS, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS

If given the choice of the two, Veterans might choose to swap its weekend results. The girls and boys both beat Peach County, a non-region opponent, on Friday at the house of the Trojan girls and boys, but then fell to Region 1-AAAAA Bainbridge on Saturday.

The Lady Warhawks, despite 20 points by Staci Jones and 10 by Tamia Luckey, came up two points short to the Lady Bearcats, 47-45, while the Warhawks fell 49-34. The girls trailed 13-10 after one, but outscored the visitor 16-6 in the second to lead 26-19 at the break. Bainbridge, however, returned the favor in the third, outscoring Veterans 16-9, and then enjoyed the edge, 12-10, in the final frame.

For the boys, the Bearcats jumped out to a 20-9 lead after one and 29-14 at the half. They were outscored by the Warhawks 7-5 in the third but held the advantage, 15-13, in the fourth.

Against Peach County, Veterans’ girls won 55-47 and the boys came away with a 69-59 victory.

The grand total left the Lady Warhawks currently in third place in the division. They are 2-3 (15-5 overall). Bainbridge is in second at 4-2 (19-3) and Harris County in first, 5-0 (19-2).

The Warhawks are currently struggling to get out of the basement. They are 0-5 (5-15). Bainbridge feels a bit of their pain, as its only 2-4 (7-15).

Elsewhere, Warner Robins’ girls couldn’t prevent being swept by Northside for the year, but they didn’t earn their first Region 1-AAAAA win.

The Demonettes hammered Thomas County Central on the road Friday, 64-16, but lost by 10, 53-43, to the Lady Eagles at home Saturday.

Warner Robins now stands at 1-3 (10-8), whereas the Lady Yellow Jackets fell to 0-4 (1-18).

The Lady Eagles on the other hand also won on Friday at home against Region 1-AAAAAA foe Lee County. They got out to a 15-9 lead, led 27-19 at the break, 43-33 heading into the fourth and won 64-45.

The wins improved them to 15-5 overall and 2-3 – and in third – in the division.

On the boys’ side, Warner Robins continued to roll. The Demons cruised past Thomas County Central 68-38 and beat Northside handily, 73-54. They improved to 16-3, 5-0 – tops in the standings – in the process.

The Eagles also came up short to Lee County, 75-60, and dropped to 7-14, 1-4.

Also, Perry’s boys edged out West Laurens, 51-48, for a Region 2-AAAA win. The Panthers improved to 3-3 (12-6), whereas the Raiders fell to 2-4 (11-9).

The girls were unable to duplicate that, falling 69-56. They fell to 3-3 (6-12). West Laurens improved to 5-1 (12-8).