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).