One thing that was on the Demonettes’ mind tonight….. win. They did just that by defeating the Jones Co Lady Greyhounds 64-47 in the Region 2-AAAAA Tournament Semifinals at the Demon Den earlier tonight. The Demonettes came out of the gate extremely slow as it took them nearly 5 minutes to score a field goal of any kind & were down to Jones Co 8-2 in the first quarter. Warner Robins finally made their first basket that was not from the free throw line & got on a quick 7-0 run in a span of one minute to lead 9-8.
Warner Robins led 17-13 at the end of the first & in the closing seconds of the second, the Demonettes led 33-23 until Amaris Ridgeway of Jones Co made a 3 pointer at the buzzer to close the gap to 33-26 in favor of the host at halftime. Warner Robins got up to a 42-30 lead in the third until the Lady Greyhounds were able to get some turnovers & cut the gap down to 6 & that would be the closest Jones Co would get the remainder of the game.
The Demonettes closed the third on an 11-2 run to lead 53-38 heading into the final frame. Warner Robins outscored Jones Co 11-9 in the fourth to win the game 64-47 to advance to the Region 2-AAAAA Final tomorrow night to take on the #2 seed Union Grove Lady Wolverines.
Warner Robins improved to 23-3 overall while the Lady Greyhounds fell to 18-8 overall. Tasia Agee led the Demonettes in scoring with 19 pts followed by Jada Morgan with 14 pts & Tori Davis with 13 points. Amaris Ridgeway led Jones Co in scoring with 20 pts followed by Shania Bryant with 10 pts.
Jones Co will take on Eagles Landing in the 3rd place match tomorrow afternoon at 4pm while Warner Robins will take on Union Grove in the Region Championship Game tomorrow night at 7pm.
Elsewhere up at Westside High School in Macon, the Perry Lady Panthers’ season ended after falling to West Laurens 42-37 in the first round of their region tournament. The Lady Raiders improved to 14-11 overall & qualified for the AAAA State Playoffs while the Lady Panthers finished their season at 9-17 overall.