Ziqueria Woolfolk hit a two-pointer at the buzzer to send Veterans and Wayne County into overtime. The Lady Warhawk also finished with 24 points to lead all scorers.
In the end, it wasn’t quite enough as the Lady Yellow Jackets edged out host Veterans 10-6 in the extra period (that included a 3-pointer at the buzzer by Wayne County, so it was even closer than that) to win 51-47.
The game was hard-fought throughout. The Lady Yellow Jackets led 10-6 after one. Veterans turned that around with a 13-6 second quarter to lead 19-16. They swapped around for much of the third before the buzzer sounded with the Lady Warhawks up 30-29. Wayne County made 12 in the fourth – could have made it a three-point game before Woolfolk’s shot if it had made the second of two free throws with 11 seconds left. Veterans made 11.
Gabby Tribue also had 10 for the Lady Warhawks. Carsyn Ward had 15 and Justus Robinson 12 to lead Wayne County. It improved to 2-2 with the Region 1-AAAAA win, 10-6 overall. Veterans stands at 2-2 in the division, 8-13 overall.
The Warhawks won the nightcap, although it took some doing to do so. They came out 65-63 winners but trailed by nine early in the first – 15-10 at the buzzer. A 6-0 run in the second helped them close the gap, but they were still behind, 31-28, at the break. Wayne County outscored Veterans 18-15 in the third to lead 49-43, but the Warhawks rallied for a 22-14 advantage in the final frame for the win.
They were led by Tajh Williams, who had 19. Jeremy Sams had 15, Aaron Jones 12 and D.J. Wright 10.
Jameson Johnson paced the Yellow Jackets with 22. They fell to 2-2, 11-8. Veterans improved to 3-1, 12-9.
Elsewhere, Northside’s girls and boys lost on a road trip to Valdosta. The Lady Eagles fell 53-44 – the third time the Lady Wildcats had beaten them. They fell to 1-4 in Region 1-AAAAAA, 9-7 overall. Valdosta improved to 3-1, 14-7.
The Eagles lost 77-47 to drop to 0-5, 2-12. The Wildcats improved to 3-1, 13-6.