WR boys, VHS girls sweep weekend opponents

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

Warner Robins’ girls gained some ground. Warner Robins’ girls lost some ground. Such were their results from the weekend. On Friday they beat Bainbridge 50-43 at home. The Lady Bearcats are a Region 1-AAAAA opponent and beat the Demonettes 53-49 back on Jan. 13. The win was just Warner Robins’ second in the division but helped it put some distance between it and Thomas County Central (0-6, 1-20) for the fourth spot in the region.

The Demonettes had an opportunity to improve even more, but Veterans wasn’t having anything to do with it. The Lady Warhawks beat the Demonettes on Saturday – at Warner Robins – 47-42.

Chandler Shepherd and Madison Perez helped ensure that win. The first had 10 points – also with five rebounds – while the second scored 15.

Veterans led the game 14-3 after one and 23-12 at the half. The Demonettes did their best work in the second half, outscoring the Lady Warhawks 13-8 in the third and getting the edge, 17-16, in the fourth.

 

 

Veterans also blasted Thomas County Central – as most teams have; they’ve been outscored about two-to-one each time out – the day before, at home, 62-20.

All told, the Lady Warhawks improved to 4-3, 17-6. That has them solidly in third with two games left on the regular schedule. The first is scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at home against non-region foe Bleckley County. The second is at Harris County Friday at 7 p.m. Harris County currently leads the region with a 6-0 (21-2) record.

Warner Robins has a non-region game at home against Houston County Tuesday – 5:30 p.m. tipoff – and a division game against the aforementioned Lady Yellow Jackets on the road Friday – tipoff 5:30 p.m.

On the boys’ side, Warner Robins did what Warner Robins has done all year: Win and win big. It beat Bainbridge 80-49 on Friday and Veterans 86-42 on Friday.

It led against the Bearcats 10-7 after one and 34-24 at the half. A 35-12 third gave the Demons a 69-36 lead heading into the fourth.

Versus the Warhawks, the Demons led 26-12 after one, 46-16 at the half and 72-22 heading into the final frame.

Warner Robins came out of the weekend 8-0 in Region 1-AAAAA, 19-3 overall. Veterans fell to 1-6, which is last – fifth – in the division. Its best hope at this point is to hope to beat Harris County (4-2, 9-14) while praying that Thomas County Central falls to Harris County and Warner Robins, its final two opponents. That would put Veterans and TCC (2-4, 5-17) in a tie for region wins-losses, but with a split during the regular season and the Warhawks having a better overall record.