Northside’s boys rallied for 25 points in the fourth quarter to get past Warner Robins, 63-59, Saturday at Northside.
The Eagles, who beat the Demons 53-48 back on Jan. 8, found themselves trailing for much of the contest – by as much as 13 at one point. They were down 18-13 after one and 28-23 at the half.
Warner Robins edged them out in the third, 16-15, to go up 44-38 into the fourth. The turnaround didn’t happen immediately. Instead, it came really, with about five minutes left to play. Tre Grane, with a basket with about four minutes left finally gave Northside its first lead, 50-49. He went on to finish with 18 points, a good chunk of that in the final quarter.
The Demons did get back out front, 52-50, but Calvin Bowers hit a 3-pointer with just over a minute remaining to put the Eagles up, 55-53. He, by the way, came off the bench to score eight points. Two of those were clutch treys.
Warner Robins eventually tied it at 59 with about a minute left to play. Centavious Lowe put Northside out front for good, 61-59, with 39 seconds left to play. The Demons missed a 3-pointer after that. The Eagles’ Kaleb Jackson grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 18 seconds left. He made one-of-two to make it 62-59. Warner Robins again missed a three before Jackson was fouled again and again made one-of-two.
The Eagles improved to 9-7 with the win. They remain 2-3 in Region 1-AAAAAA. The Demons fell to 8-7 and remain 1-1 in 1-AAAAA.
Warner Robins’ girls won the early start, 49-45. It was close throughout. The Lady Eagles led most of the way early. They were up 10-9 after on and 24-22 at the break. The Demonettes took the lead in the third with a 17-9 scoring advantage. Northside outscored them in the fourth, 12-10, but could not draw any closer.
Kamia Ridley and Dest’eyn Seaton each had 15 to lead Northside. Alaya Grane chipped in nine.
Nevaeh Mack had 15 and Chaniya Felton 10 to lead Warner Robins, who enjoyed the season sweep over their city rivals. The Demonettes won 67-55 back on Jan. 8.
Warner Robins also improved to 12-3 overall (3-0 still in the region). Northside fell to .500, 6-6 (and remain 2-3 in its region).
Elsewhere, Houston County traveled to Valdosta and got swept in a Region 1-AAAAAA matchup. The girls lost 53-35. The boys fell 58-48. The first fell to 8-4, 3-3. The second dropped to 3-9, 0-5.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 11-5, 3-2 and their counterparts improved to 15-4, 4-1.