Despite a furious second half rally, the Winder-Barrow High School Lady Bulldoggs fell short in their bid to advance to the state tournament Friday night.
The WBHS girls fell 57-54 to Loganville in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAA tournament in which the winner was guaranteed a spot at state. Trailing by seven points after the third quarter and by double digits in the contest, the Lady Doggs forced overtime on a three-pointer by Lauren Hamel with 15 seconds left in regulation.
LHS outscored WBHS 5-2 in the extra four minute session, however, to advance. See next week's edition of the Barrow Journal for a complete region tournament update.
Wins have been somewhat difficult to come by for the Apalachee High School Lady Wildcats this season.
However, if one looks beyond the record for the 2008-09 campaign, a bright future is on the horizon for a program that is still attempting to establish an identity. Competing at the Class AAAA level, AHS coach Michael Parks is having to go into basketball battle with perhaps one of the youngests teams in Northeast Georgia.
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Banks County Middle School’s girls A team remains undefeated at 8-0 after Monday’s huge 39-8 win over Lakeview Academy.
This was the third win for BCMS Lady Leopards after returning from the holidays.
Up next for the team is North Habersham at home on Tuesday.
“We are fully aware that we are about to reach the tough stretch of our schedule and expect some very close and competitive games coming up against North Habersham and Lumpkin County,” said Coach Steven Shedd. “These games may be our toughest test of the season and we will work very hard to prepare for those teams this week."
Tip-off is at 4:15 p.m. at the middle school gym.
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The East Jackson Lady Eagles continue to look for traction as they move into the heart of their region schedule.
So far, the new year has not been as good as East Jackson had hoped, as the Lady Eagles dropped two last week to Union County and Dawson County.
The Eagles hope to turn things around Friday at Fannin County. Tip-off is at 7:00.
That could prove to be a tall order, as the Lady Rebels hit the court with an 8-6 overall record, and undefeated in the region. East Jackson is 4-9 overall, and winless in the region. [Full Story »]
After what is being called a “terrible” week by coach Eddie McCurley, the Commerce Lady Tigers have a long road ahead of them.
Last week’s return to the courts after the Christmas break did not go well. The Lady Tigers dropped both the Social Circle game on Tuesday and the Friday game against Lakeview.
This week they faced Athens Academy on Tuesday. Results from that game were unavailable at press time. On Friday, Commerce will host Prince Avenue at 7 p.m.
The Lady Tigers also continue their trek into the heart of the region schedule on Saturday when they travel to Athens Christian. Tip-off is at 5 p.m.
McCurley said on Monday, “All three of the games this week are winnable, but not if we play like we did against Lakeview.”
With Commerce entering the heart of region competition, McCurley was less than thrilled with the performance displayed during last week.
For results from the Social Circle game and the Lakeview Academy game, see this week's edition of The Commerce News.