The Apalachee High School Lady Wildcats held off a second-half rally by the host Winder-Barrow High School Lady Bulldoggs for a 41-33 victory last Wednesday.
The Lady Wildcats jumped out a 12-1 lead after the first quarter and continued to lead big (26-10) at halftime. The Lady Bulldoggs, however, would be within 35-28 after the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, WBHS got as close as 35-33 with 2:33 left after two free throws from Shakari Smith.
However, AHS was able to hold on for the region victory after two key putbacks by Ryan Burke in the final moments.
While pleased that his team won, Lady Wildcat coach Gary Compton said there is still work to be done.