Veterans and Houston County split their matchups at the home of the latter Tuesday.
The Lady Bears beat the Lady Warhawks 54-35 while the Warhawks won 71-55. Veterans’ boys improved to 2-0 in the process while their opponent suffered its first loss and is now 2-1.
Houston County’s girls also improved to 2-0 while keeping their cross-town rival winless at 0-2.
Their game started out even enough, with the Lady Bears, who did get out to a 5-0 lead to start, only winning by a point, 8-7, after one. They pulled away in the second with a 19-9 advantage and then held that momentum consistently throughout the third and fourth: 13-9, 14-10, respectively.
For the boys, it was just a matter of distance. That is: The Warhawks staying just far enough away from the Bears to maintain/build their lead. They led 19-13 after one and 31-21 at the break. Heading into the final frame it was 51-37.
Elsewhere, Warner Robins’ girls improved to 2-0 and its boys 2-1. Two of those wins – both of the Demonettes’ – came against Rutland. The girls beat it 42-17 Nov. 24 and 66-18 Tuesday.
The boys won 62-44, 84-49, respectively. Their loss came to Heritage Nov. 28, 82-69.
Also, Northside’s girls got their year started with a win. They beat West Laurens 68-27 Tuesday at home. The Lady Eagles led 15-9 after one, 38-14 at the half and were never threatened from there.
The boys improved to 2-1. They beat the Raiders 78-50. They were edged out by Westover, 61-57, Nov. 28 and beat Upson-Lee 58-33 Nov. 24.