Region play began for several in the county over the weekend. On Friday, Warner Robins hosted Harris County, Houston County went to Lee County and Veterans hosted Bainbridge.
Results were as follows: Warner Robins split its matchup. The girls fell 47-43 while the boys rolled 69-33.
The Bears fell to the Trojans 56-47. (The Lady Bears’ results were unknown.) That actually snapped their eight-game win streak dating back to Dec. 8 and left them at 11-4, 0-1 in Region 1-AAAAAA. Lee County improved to 6-9, 1-0.
As far as the Demonettes (see a separate story on Veterans), they had their chances. After getting off to a slow start – trailing 10-4 after one – they climbed to within three, 17-14, at the half. From there the two either tied or swapped the lead a dozen times. Warner Robins was down 30-28 after three but quickly tied it and went on top with two steals and layups. See: back and forth.
The Lady Tigers finally got the lead for good with a pair of free throws at the 3:47 mark. They were led by Taziana Fanning, who had 24. Teammate Zikeyah Carter-Ransom had 12.
Chaniya Felton led the Demonettes with 14. Jordan Thomas had nine – all in the second half.
Warner Robins fell to 8-5, 0-1 in Region 1-AAAAA as a result of the loss, while Harris County improved to 11-3, 2-0.
The Demons improved to 10-4, 1-0 while the Tigers fell to 9-5, 1-1.
Also, in a non-region matchup Friday, Northside hosted Perry. The Lady Eagles won on the girls’ side, 63-50, while the Panthers won for the boys, 74-67. Northside’s girls improved to 8-4. Perry’s girls now stand at the same mark – 8-4.
Both the Eagles and Panthers stand at 3-9.