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Veterans sweeps Howard; WR swept; other scores

Veterans High’s girls and boys added another win to their tally with victories over Howard Friday at home.

The Lady Warhawks won 51-22. The Warhawks won 67-46.

Staci Jones helped lead the effort for the girls. She finished with 16. Tamia Luckey had 12 and Zkeria Jenkins 11.

Veterans jumped out to a 17-2 lead and never looked back. It led 21-9 at the break and 34-15 after three. It also improved to 9-1 with the win while Howard fell to 2-8.

The boys matchup was considerably closer until the fourth. The Warhawks led only 19-18 after one and it was tied at the half, 31-all. Veterans held a thin lead after three, 43-39. It then outscored the Huskies 24-7 down the stretch. It improved to 7-3. Howard fell to 4-5.

Rodney Jones, Horace Johnson and Jordan Scott each had 12 to help lead the effort. DeAngelo Hines contributed 10.

In other weekend action, Warner Robins’ squads suffered a pair of losses. The Demonettes fell at Baldwin 65-54 on Friday. Then on Saturday, the girls lost to Jones County, 61-45. Consequently they dropped to 4-4 on the season. The Lady Braves improved to 5-3 while the Lady Greyhounds pushed their record to 9-2.

On the boys’ side, Baldwin won 62-57 and Jones County came away victorious by a point, 53-52.

Both were new ground for the Demons – their first losses. They now stand at 5-2. Baldwin improved to 6-2 while Jones County’s boys kept pace with the girls and stand at 9-2.

Also on Saturday, Houston County’s girls and boys split at home against West Laurens. The Lady Bears fell 61-29 to drop to 4-3 – the Lady Raiders improving to 7-2. The Bears won 78-71 to push their record to 6-3 and drop West Laurens’ to 5-4.

Northside’s girls also won, 56-40, at Central. They evened their record to 3-3. The Lady Chargers fell to 2-6.

Perry’s teams split at home to Bleckley County. The Lady Panthers won 44-36. The Panthers were off the mark by 12, 70-62. They fell to 2-6 while the Royals improved to 9-2. Perry’s girls improved to 6-2 while Bleckley’s now stand at 3-8.

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