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Demonettes roll past Ware, into region championship game

Warner Robins’ girls got off to a slow start, but finished strong to beat Ware County 62-33, Wednesday at home.

The Demonettes will now host Coffee for the Region 1-AAAAA championship, Friday at 7 p.m. at Warner Robins. The Lady Trojans beat Wayne County 46-25, at Warner Robins, for their spot.

Against the Lady Gators – a team Warner Robins beat twice during the regular season – it took nearly two minutes for either team to score. In fact, about midway through it was only 4-4.

The Demonettes, with a 3-pointer from Tasia Agee and a short jumper from Chaniya Felton managed to make it 9-4 before Ware hit a basket near the buzzer to put it at 9-6. The Lady Gators made it 9-8 to start the second. It was 11-all about three minutes in, which was about where Warner Robins began to get on track; aka the girls’ shots began to go in. (That appeared to be the only thing missing, as the defense was doing its part.) They went on a 9-2 run to go up 20-13. They led 24-18 at the break.

They then went on to outscore Ware 21-3 in the third to basically put the game on ice. After three, Warner Robins was up 45-21. It outscored the Lady Gators 17-12 in the final period, closer because the Demonettes were also able to get some bench players some good game time.

Agee finished the night with 18 points. Courtney Davis had 11. Chaniya Felton chipped and Hayley Shepherd each chipped in eight. Nevaeh Mack added seven, Zemaya Carson had four and Chelsea Thomas three.

With the win, Warner Robins improved to 18-3. Ware, which upset Veterans 53-49 in the play-in game, fell to 9-10.

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