Houston County and Veterans met for the second time this year on the hardwood Tuesday. The first time was Nov. 30, 2021 at Veterans and resulted in a win for the Lady Bears and the Warhawks – 67-45 and 69-43, respectively.
Tuesday was at Houston County. The venue changed. The results didn’t. The Lady Bears beat the Lady Warhawks 52-38. The Warhawks, the game perhaps a little closer than expected, won 56-52.
Houston County’s girls jumped out to a 9-2 lead, built it to double digits – 10, 20 at one point – and never looked back. They shot 46 percent from the field. Veterans shot 27 percent.
Houston County also improved to 12-2 overall in the non-region, but cross-town rival, contest. Veterans fell to 7-10.
On the boys’ side, the Warhawks improved to 10-7. The Bears fell to 4-10.
Elsewhere, Northside’s girls earned a big Region 1-AAAAAA win over Lee County. The Lady Eagles won 60-51 to improve to 1-2 in the division, 8-5 overall. The Lady Trojans opened region play 0-1 and slipped to just 11-2.
The boys weren’t as fortunate. They fell 69-39 to drop to 0-3 in the division, 2-10 overall. Lee County improved to 1-0, 10-6.
Perry was also on the road for a Region 2-AAAA matchup against Spalding. The Panthers’ results were unknown as of this time. The girls lost 39-30. They fell to 3-3 in the region, 4-8 overall. The Lady Jags improved also to 3-3 and 7-9 overall.