Fifty eight. That was the number of free-throw attempts Warner Robins and Thomas County Central’s girls had between them. The Demonettes went to the line 18 times for 31 attempts and made 12. The Lady Yellows Jackets stepped up 16 times for 27 attempts and made 12.
The difference. They needed them more than Warner Robins considering they had little cushion from the field. They made 11 buckets to Warner Robins’ 21 and lost 56-32 loss.
The Demonettes, led by Ja’Kia Little’s 13 and Chaniya Felton’s 10, led 10-2 after one and 32-17 at the half. A 13-7 advantage in the third made it 45-24 heading into the final period.
With the win, Warner Robins improved to 2-3 in Region 1-AAAAA – just behind Veterans (4-0) and Harris County (4-1) – and 11-7 overall. Thomas County Central fell to 0-4, 2-14.
The boys’ score was unknown but elsewhere Veterans swept Peach County on its Senior Night. The girls, led by Stacie Jones’ 19, Tamia Luckey’s 14 and senior Madison Perez’s 13, actually trailed, 19-13, after one. A 19-point second, however, compared to the visitors’ 11, made it 32-30 at the half. It was still close, 47-46, after three, but the Lady Warhawks won the fourth, 16-10, for the victory. They improved to 19-2 while the Lady Trojans, who in their own region – 4-AAA – are 8-0, fell to 14-4.
Veterans’ boys won 71-47. They led 18-8 after one and 28-21 at the half. A 22-point third compared to the Trojans’ 14 gave them a cushion of 15, 50-35, heading into the fourth.
They improved to 14-7 overall, while their opponent dropped to 2-17.
Perry’s girls and boys traveled to West Laurens where both lost. The Panthers fell 78-51. The girls, the Lady Raiders avenging their only Region 2-AAAA loss (56-54 to Perry back on Dec. 4, 2018) won 42-32.
The Panthers fell to 2-4, 5-11. They are currently in fourth. West Laurens improved to 5-1 – first in the region – and 11-8 overall.
Perry’s girls dropped to 4-2 and are in third while the Lady Raiders are in first at 5-1, 15-4.
Northside was also on the road at Lee County where it managed a split. The girls won 57-50 but the boys fell 67-57. The Lady Eagles improved to 3-1, 11-5 – in the second spot – while the boys fell to 1-3, 4-13.
The Lady Trojans fell to 2-1, 10-9, while their counterparts improved to 2-1, 8-11.