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Veterans crushes Thomas County Central; WR sweeps, other results

Ten of the 11 listed on the roster scored for Veterans’ girls Friday night at home as they rolled to a 62-22 win over Thomas County Central.

As a result, the Lady Warhawks improved to 5-0 in Region 1-AAAAA, 19-2 overall. The Lady Yellow Jackets dropped to 0-4, 5-10.

Ansley Miranda scored 14 of Veterans’ points. Eleven of those came on 3-pointers and three of those came in the first quarter as it quickly built a 19-8 lead.

By the half it was 36-12 and 49-17 heading into the fourth.

Keliyah Johnson also contributed 10 and Stacie Jones nine.

The boys had little trouble as well. They rolled to 73-33 win. They were up 24-6 after one and 43-16 at the half. They outscored the visitor 13-10 in the third and 17-8 in the fourth to also improve to 5-0. They are 20-1 overall.

All 12 listed on the roster chipped in at least two points. James Ellis had 16 of those – between the first and third quarters. Twelve of his came on treys.

Tahj Williams also had a pair of 3’s and went four-of-four from the free-throw line. All of his points came in the second half. Horace Johnson had eight, all in the first quarter, Rodney James seven, all in the first quarter and Jeremy Sams a pair of treys in the fourth for all of his points.

Elsewhere, Warner Robins also swept. It took care of Bainbridge. (It and Veterans will square off again for the second time this season today at Warner Robins. Veterans took both earlier in the season at home.) The Demonettes won 45-40 to improve to 4-2, 12-10. (The Lady Bearcats fell to 2-5, 9-14.)

The boys rolled 69-42 to also improve to 4-2, 17-3 overall in 1-AAAAA while Bainbridge fell to 2-5, 12-11.


In a 1-AAAAAA matchup, Valdosta steamrolled Northside. The Lady Wildcats won 81-51. It improved to 5-0, 20-2 while the Lady Eagles fell to 2-4, 13-7.

The Wildcats won the nightcap 95-52. Not that the Eagles could make much headway in the first three quarters, but it was really the fourth that did the visitor in. Valdosta scored 31 in that period to Northside’s 13. Valdosta led 19-12 after one and 40-24 at the half. It improved to 4-1, 19-2 whereas the Eagles fell to 1-5, 11-10.

Finally, Perry’s girls edged Howard on the road, 36-31. They improved to 3-5 in 2-AAAA – hanging onto the fourth spot – 6-11 overall. The Lady Huskies fell to 1-7, 6-13. Howard fell to 1-7, 6-13.

Perry’s boys were unable to duplicate the win. They fell 74-58 to drop to 2-6 – last of the six teams – 4-13. Howard improved to 4-4, 13-7.

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