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Three advance, four fall in state opening round

Three advanced and four fell in Tuesday’s GHSA state basketball tournament opener.

On the winning side were Warner Robins’ girls and boys, Veterans’ boys – all in AAAAA. On the losing side were Houston County’s boys, Northside’s girls and boys – in AAAAAA – and Perry’s girls – AAAA. (Houston County’s girls were set to take on Heritage Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Perry’s boys were slated to host Hardaway at 6 p.m.)

Nevaeh Mack had 21, Jada Morgan and Tasia Agee 17 to lead the Demonettes to a 77-47 home win over Tri-Cities. Tori Davis also had nine and six others – Jhaidyn Porter, Markiah Screen, Chelsea Thomas, Kynnadi Howard, Kaitlyn Jacobs and Zemaya Carson – had two. Warner Robins improved to 23-5. Tri-Cities’ year came to an end at 10-16.

Rashaun Williams’ 17 led the Demons in their 47-34 win over Woodward Academy. Cam Perkins had seven, Gabriel Jacobs and Isiah Gibson six each, Antwon Jackson and Jordyan Keith four each and two each from Deuce Petty and Cam Flowers. Warner Robins improved to 19-7. Woodward Academy ended its year 15-12.

The Warhawks had a slower start hosting Mundy’s Mill. They fell behind 9-5 after one, but then took control. They outscored the visitor 12-8 in the second and went on to win 57-51. They were led by Aaron Jones, who had 16. Tajh Williams had 15, D.J. Wright 10 and Jeremy Sams eight. Will Burroughs had four and Jaleel Wright and Malachi Fields two each. Veterans improved to 17-10. Mundy’s Mill finished at 12-13.

The Lady Eagles lost their game to Grovetown 58-37. They finished 10-12. Their opponent improved to 22-6. The Eagles fell 93-37. They ended their year 3-18. Grovetown moved on at 25-3.

The Bears lost to Evans 64-56 to finish 9-16. Evans improved to 18-10.

Finally, the Lady Panthers were dropped by Carver 81-25. They closed at 8-18. Carver moved on with a 24-3 record.

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