The Demonettes continued to roll. The boys shook off a modest, two-game, losing streak, to get back on track.
Such were the results Tuesday as Warner Robins hosted Wayne County in a Region 1-AAAAA matchup. The girls won easily 52-25. The Demons got the edge, 69-63.
Late in the third they managed to get out to a 10-point lead after three, but for the most part it was close for them. With lots of firepower on both sides, they led 22-20 after one and 40-37 at the half. It would have been tied if not for Rashaun Williams’ 3-pointer just before the buzzer. He hit three treys on the night and finished with 14 points. Jordyan Keith and Rashaun Tomlin also each had 14. The third ended 56-46. With about 30 seconds to go it was 65-62, Demons. Two trips to the free-throw line by Tomlin, where he hit all four attempts, and one by Williams – one-of-two – took care of the rest.
Warner Robins improved to 2-2 in the division with the win, 9-8 overall. The Yellow Jackets fell to 0-3, 5-10.
Wayne County got the first five points in the early matchup. That was its highlight. Midway through, the Demonettes took the lead and never trailed. They led 14-9 after one, and on the heels of a 20-3 advantage in the second, led 34-12 at the break. It was 40-22, Warner Robins after three.
Courtney Davis led their effort with 14 points. Chaniya Felton and Kimberlynn Washington each had eight.
The Demonettes improved to 4-0 in 1-AAAAA, 13-3 overall. The Lady Yellow Jackets fell to 0-3, 6-5.
In other action, Veterans fell 51-40 to Coffee at home in another 1-AAAAA matchup. The second half proved to be the turning point for the visitors. The Lady Warhawks led 14-11 after one and 24-21 at the half.
They were outscored 22-11 in the third, however, and went into the final frame down 43-35. There they were edged by Coffee, 8-5.
The loss dropped them to 1-3, 6-10. The Lady Trojans improved to 4-1, 13-5.
The boys’ game was moved to Feb. 11.
Perry’s girls were also in action, but no match for a strong Baldwin squad. They fell 72-21, managing only two points in each of the first and third quarters, and only four in the fourth.
They fell to 1-6 in 4-AAAA, 4-8 overall. The Lady Braves improved to 6-0, 10-0.
The boys’ game is listed as Feb. 1.