WRHS sweeps HCHS; Veterans girls, boys beat Lee County

Warner Robins High’s girls and boys earned wins Friday. At Houston County, the Demonettes beat the Lady Bears 50-33, while the Demons won, 84-53.

Shynia Jackson helped lead the effort for Warner Robins. She finished with 16 points, 11 of those coming in the third quarter. The Demonettes outscored Houston County 16-10 during that span. They also held the advantage after one, 10-8, and put up 18 to the Lady Bears’ nine in the second.

Diamond Ellison and Jordan Thomas also each had 14 in the win. Destiny Pollard led Houston County with eight.

Warner Robins improved to 5-1, while the host fell to 3-4.

On the boys’ side, the Bears actually led after one, 11-9. A 30-point Demons second quarter – 11 more for Houston County – negated that, however, and put them up 39-22 at the break.

Warner Robins then outscored the home squad 29-20 in the third and 16-11 in the final frame. It remained perfect at 6-0, while the Bears fell to 2-5.

Elsewhere, Veterans also earned a sweep at home. It was over Lee County. The Lady Warhawks won by a basket in overtime, 39-37, while the Warhawks gained the edge by a trey, 48-52.

The Lady Trojans outscored the host 10-6 in the first but could only manage half of what Veterans put up in the second – 8-4. That tied it at 14. Lee County again grabbed the lead in the third and led 26-19 at that point. The Lady Warhawks sent it to the extra period by putting up 13 to Lee County’s six. It then edged the visitor out by a basket, 7-5.

The win made Veterans 5-0 on the year, but it did suffer its first loss on Saturday. That was at the Wilkinson County shootout and at the hands of Grovetown which won 46-38. The biggest factor turned out to be the fourth in which the Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Warhawks 22-10. It was 13-10, Veterans, after one, 17-16 at the break, and 28-24, Veterans, heading into that period.

Grovetown improved its record to 6-4 with the win.

Finally, Perry had a pair of weekend opponents. It visited Spalding on Friday and traveled to Peach County on Saturday. The first was a split, with the Lady Panthers falling 50-26 but the boys winning 42-41.

Peach County, however, was a sweep by the host. The Lady Trojans won 38-29 while the boys stopped the Panthers, 61-52.

The grand total left Perry’s girls at 1-7, and the boys at 5-3.