T.J. Grant scored 25 points and DeAngelo Hines chipped in 17 to help Veterans’ boys remain undefeated in 2021.
The Warhawks improved to 10-0 via their 67-54 win over Houston County, Tuesday at home. They got out to a 16-10 lead after one. It was still close at the half, 33-26, but after three, not so much. Veterans, with 21 points to the Bears’ 9, led 54-35. Houston County got the edge, 19-13, in the fourth but couldn’t gain much ground in the process. It fell to 3-7 overall.
Aaron Jones also had 8 rebounds and Khalil Johnson 7 for Veterans, who travel to Ware County on Friday before hosting Warner Robins Saturday in two Region 1-AAAAA matchups. (Houston County hosts Northside Saturday in a Region 1-AAAAAA contest.)
Houston County’s girls, fresh off a 43-35 win at Valdosta Saturday, won the early game, 57-44. They trailed 11-9 after one but gained the lead early in the second and never lost it. They led 45-33 at the half. They scored 12 points to start the third and get out to a 41-24 lead, but the Lady Warhawks closed it some before the quarter ended. They were just outscored that period, 19-15 and were a point shy, 12-11, of the Lady Bears in the fourth.
Houston County improved to 7-2 with the win while Veterans dropped to 5-8.
In other action, Northside traveled to Lee County for a Region 1-AAAAAA. Both came up short. The girls fell 57-47. The boys lost 65-53.
Lee County’s quick start – a 20-8 advantage – made it difficult for the Lady Eagles. The second quarter was better, but they still came up on the short end, 11-9. The Lady Trojans also won the third, 14-13, while Northside outscored them 17-12 in the final frame.
Northside fell to 4-3, 0-2 in the division as a result. Lee County improved to 6-6, 2-0.
The Eagles dropped to 7-3, 1-1. The Trojans remained on the minus side of .500 overall, 6-10, but improved to 2-0 in the division (behind Valdosta, 12-2, 1-0). (The Bears are 0-3).
Also, Perry hosted Spalding in a Region 4-AAAA matchup. The Lady Panthers’ results were unknown. The boys won 78-59. They improved to 5-3, 3-2. Baldwin leads the division with a 5-0, 3-0 record. Perry is tied with two others for the second spot: Westside, 8-4, 3-2 and Rutland, 3-6, 3-2.