Both Warner Robins basketball teams picked up victories over their county rival Northside earlier tonight at the Demons Den. Starting with the girls game, the Demonettes started off real slow as they missed several baskets but played great defense to stymy the Lady Eagles offense. The score was 9-5 in favor of the host after one & by the half it was 18-8 Demonettes.
Coming out of the locker room, Warner Robins was able to start making baskets & were able to pull away from the Lady Eagles in the second half. The score after three was 36-12 Warner Robins & the game concluded with a final score of 51-20 in favor of the Demonettes.
The Demonettes were led in scoring by Jada Morgan (18 pts), Tori Davis (14 pts), & Tasia Agee (12 pts). Amillyah Covington led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 6 pts. Warner Robins improved to 15-1 overall while the Lady Eagles fell to 2-14 overall after losing their 12th consecutive game.
In between both games, a ceremony was held as Cynthia Malone, the wife of the late Coach Chip Malone, talked to the sold out crowd at the Demons Den about the history of Chipping Away at Heart Disease & ways to get involved.
On the boys end; both Northside & Warner Robins were in a tight battle throughout the first half. The score was 21-16 Demons after one & by the half the score read 35-32 in favor of the host. The second half featured Warner Robins answering Northside’s rally & pulling away to keep the Eagles at bay. The score was 56-40 Warner Robins after three & the final score was 79-60 in favor of the Demons.
The Demons were led in scoring by Cam Perkins (22 pts), Jay Johnson (19 pts), & Gabriel Jacobs (17 pts). The Eagles were led in scoring by Ricardo Jones (24 pts) & Duke McClinton (12 pts). The Demons improved to 10-4 overall while the Eagles fell to 5-11 overall. The two Wartown schools will rematch at the Eagles Nest on Saturday January 28th.
Elsewhere, county & now region rivals HoCo & Veterans squared off at the Warhawks Nest earlier tonight. The Lady Warhawks dominated the Lady Bears in the first half with the score reading 24-6 Veterans after one & 54-11 Lady Warhawks at the half. HoCo dominated Veterans in the second half after Veterans played with subs & the whole second half was played with six minute quarters. The Lady Bears outscored the Lady Warhawks 20-6 in the second half & Veterans went scoreless in the fourth as the final score was 60-31 Lady Warhawks.
The Lady Warhawks were led in scoring by Des’teyn Seaton (14 pts) & Kyra Allen (11 pts). The Lady Bears were led in scoring by Alaina Coley (7 pts) & Jayla Holden (6 pts). The Lady Warhawks improved to 14-2 overall; 5-0 in region play while the Lady Bears fell to 8-8 overall; 1-3 in region play.
On the boys end, a surprising result occurred as the Bears stunned the Warhawks by a final score off 55-44 at the Warhawks Nest. The score was 15-11 HoCo after one & 26-22 HoCo at the half. During the second half, the score was tied at 37 all after three but HoCo was able to dominate the fourth quarter by outscoring the Warhawks 18-7 & win the game 55-44.
The Bears were led in scoring by Zach Hanson (18 pts) & Kameron Plummer (16 pts). The Warhawks were led in scoring by Will Burroughs (15 pts) & Chandler Thomas (11 pts). HoCo improved to 10-7 overall; 3-1 in region play after picking up their 6th consecutive win while the Warhawks fell to 10-6 overall; 3-2 in region play after suffering their 3rd consecutive loss.
Both Perry teams were on the road at Peach Co tonight with the end result being a split. The Lady Panthers got drubbed 71-35 to the Lady Trojans & fell to 6-10 overall after dropping their 5th in a row while the Panthers defeated the Trojans 58-47 to improve to 8-8 overall.
On Friday Night, three of the Houston County teams all played on the road starting with the Perry teams as they played at Baldwin that resulted in a 73-28 loss for the Lady Panthers & a 59-37 loss for the Panthers. The Perry girls fell to 6-9 overall; 2-4 in region play while the Perry boys fell to 7-8 overall; 3-3 in region play.
The Northside teams were down in Tifton playing the Tift Co squads that resulted in the Eagles being swept. The Lady Eagles lost 74-25 & fell to 2-13 overall; 0-5 in region play while the Eagles fell to 5-10 overall; 1-4 in region playing after losing 58-44 to the Blue Devils.
The HoCo teams were down in Thomasville, Georgia playing the Thomas Co Central teams that resulted in a split. The Lady Bears fell to the Lady Yellow Jackets 57-47 while the Bears picked up the 54-39 victory over the Yellow Jackets. The Lady Bears fell to 8-7 overall; 1-2 in region play while the Bears improved to 9-7 overall; 2-1 in region play.
The Warner Robins teams were scheduled to host Locust Grove last night but the games were cancelled after Locust Grove was dealing with damage from Thursday’s storms. These two will make this game up Thursday February 2nd at the Demons Den.