Productive to somewhat-productive to less-than-productive. That was the wide range of results from this weekend’s basketball action.
Celebrating the first – productive – was Veterans’ girls. The Lady Warhawks edged out Warner Robins 71-65 on Friday – more on that to follow – and then beat Thomas County Central 66-17 Saturday. Combined it gave the girls a 4-0 record in 1-AAAAA, 17-2 overall.
Madison Perez was one of the leaders against the Demonettes. She finished with 22. Tamia Luckey had 17 and Zkeria Jenkins 10. Luckey was also 13-of-13 from the free-throw line and the Lady Warhawks also hit eight 3-pointers – Warner Robins connected on nine. Ansley Miranda and Perez had three of those and Jenkins two.
Courtney Davis, who had four of the Demonettes’ treys – scored 20. Teammate Jordan Thomas added 17.
Veterans jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game – two 3-pointers part of that. Warner Robins fought back to make it 15-13 at the end of the quarter. It was tied at 31 at the half and only 49-48, Lady Warhawks, heading into the fourth. That one was anybody’s up until about the two-minute mark when Veterans managed to pull away.
Against the Lady Yellow Jackets, Jenkins scored 15, Perez 14 and Staci Jones 11. Veterans led 16-8 after one and 28-10 at the half. It would only get worse for the visitor as it was outscored 16-7 in third and 22-0 in the fourth.
Warner Robins’ girls did get a win at home on Saturday against Bainbridge. The Demonettes beat it 61-44. That was actually their first region win and left them 1-2, 10-6 overall.
Keeping with the girls, Houston County’s girls’ struggles continued. The Lady Bears fell to Valdosta Saturday at home. That left them 0-4 in 1-AAAAAA, 5-11 overall. The Lady Wildcats, who led 16-7 after one, 30-17 at the half and 50-26 after three, improved to 2-0, 16-2.
That second win for Valdosta came Friday at Northside. It beat the Lady Eagles 55-41. Northside’s girls fell to 1-1 in the division, 9-5 overall.
At Perry on Friday, the girls won 87-23 over Mary Persons. They remained perfect, 4-0, and atop the Region 2-AAAA standings. They are also 10-4 overall. The Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 18-5 after one, 45-7 at the half and 71-17 after three, fell to 0-4, 0-15.
On the boys’ side, Warner Robins beat Veterans 70-42 on Friday. It led 15-2 after one, 35-12 at the half and 51-26 heading into the final quarter.
The Demons’ score against Bainbridge from Saturday was unknown – the Bearcats came in 1-2, 8-10 so there was plenty of reason to hope for a win.
Houston County’s boys earned a win, as did Northside’s. The Eagles beat Valdosta 98-85. That put them at 1-1 in Region 1-AAAAAA, 4-11 overall. The Bears won over the Wildcats 70-63. They improved to 2-2, 13-5. Valdosta fell to 0-2, 9-8 – last in the division.
Finally, Perry’s boys beat Mary Persons 102-94 to improve to 1-3 in 2-AAAA, 4-10 overall. The Bulldogs in turn fell to 0-4, 5-11.