Different day. Different location. Same results.
Such was the case between Northside and Veterans as they met Tuesday for the second time this year, this one at the home of the Eagles/Lady Eagles.
Northside’s girls won the first matchup, Dec. 5, 2020, 70-40. They won the latest contest 59-38.
Veterans’ boys won the first matchup, 79-75. This time it was 68-49, Warhawks.
Four players finished in double figures to lead them. DeAngelo Hines finished with 17. T.J. Grant had 16. Aaron Jones had 15 and Tahj Williams 12.
Tre Grane led Northside with 22. Calvin Bowers had 10 and Centavious Lowe eight.
The Warhawks led 13-10 after one and 32-18. That was via a 19-8 advantage in the second quarter. The Eagles outscored their visitor but only by two, 17-15 in the third. They entered the fourth down 47-35 and were then outscored 21-14.
For Veterans, it was their 15th win without a loss. Northside in turn dropped to 9-8.
Twenty-two was also the standard – she set the precedent – for Kamia Ridley as she led the Lady Eagles. She was also four-of-four from the free-throw line. Alaya Grane also had 16 and was eight-of-11 from the free-throw line. Dest’eyn Seaton chipped in 10 and also led in rebounds. She had 11 – seven on offense and four on defense.
Northside led 11-6 after one and, outscoring its visitor 19-7, 30-13 at the half. The third finished with the Lady Eagles up 44-26. They improved to 7-6 with the win whereas Veterans fell to 7-12 with the loss.
Elsewhere, Warner Robins was at Coffee. Results for the boys were unknown as of this writing (please check back), but it had the potential to be a barn burner. The Trojans came into it on a three-game win streak and lost to the Demons 63-57 in overtime back on Jan. 19.
On the girls’ side, Warner Robins continued to roll. The Demonettes won 63-51. They got off to a tremendous start with 29 points in the first quarter. (It was 16-2 before Coffee got its second basket.) The Lady Trojans had seven. Coffee got the edge in the second, 14-9, to trail 38-21. It also got the edge in the third, 16-13, to go into the fourth down 51-37. Both then put up 14.
Warner Robins improved to 7-0 in Region 1-AAAAA with the win, 16-3 overall. Coffee fell to 4-3, 13-8.