BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (9-12) trailed at the half, but James Scott (31 points, 10 rebounds) carried his team into the second as it knocked off the Claxton Tigers 79-52 in non-region play Tuesday.
PORTAL - Mario Farris sank a pair of free throws with 6.3 seconds to go to put the Portal Panthers (19-1, 10-0 Region 3-A) up by three and force Savannah Country Day to attempt a desperation 3-pointer as time ran out to maintain their unbeaten region record and take home a 61-58 win against the Hornets Saturday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (8-10) were off from behind the arc in the first half, but the play underneath was enough to compensate as SEB cruised to an 85-66 victory over visiting Jenkins County Tuesday.
METTER - The Metter Tigers (4-13) fell behind early when the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (7-10, 3-6 Region 3-AA) jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, and that proved to be the difference in Saturday's 57-48 SEB region-road win.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1, 7-0 Region 3-A) got off to another slow start, falling behind early to the visiting Bryan County Redskins. But an explosive third quarter surged PHS to a 90-44 victory - its seventh-straight region win - Friday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers (15-1) carried the momentum from a Jan. 8 55-52 win over Statesboro into Tuesday's game, making it rain against the Metter Tigers and sinking 10 3-pointers in a dominant 94-55 non-region win.
CLAXTON - The Savannah Country Day Hornets used strong outside shooting by Patrick Blackburn and Zach Samuels to outscore the Claxton Tigers (3-13, 2-4 Region 3-A) and hang on to second place in the region standings with a 65-34 win on the road Saturday night.
PORTAL - Things were looking worrisome for the Portal Panthers after the 2006-07 season. Leading scorer Fred Williams played his last season and the girls finished with only three wins. The Panthers were in a bind.
Now that's what prep basketball is all about.
From 1981-1984, Statesboro basketball coach Lee Hill coached a young player named Jeff Brannen. Today - 24 years later - Brannen will attempt to beat his former mentor in a head-to-head matchup for the sixth time when his Portal Panthers face off against Hill's Blue Devils in Georgia Southern's Hanner Fieldhouse.
BROOKLET - In a game that saw 53 free throw attempts, it was only fitting that it would be two Robert Johnson foul shots that ended Southeast Bulloch's upset bid over the Region 3-AA defending-champion Josey Eagles (14-1, 5-0) Saturday night.
MILLEN - The Portal Panthers (13-1, 5-0 Region 3-A) picked up their fifth-straight region win as they jumped out to a 19-point, first-quarter lead and never looked back, toppling the Jenkins County Eagles 85-39 on the road Friday night.
METTER - The Metter Tigers (3-4) took their biggest lead of the game on a Jamar Mosley foul shot with 30.6 seconds remaining to go up by seven and held on to beat non-region Treutlen County 59-54 Tuesday night.
CORDELE, Ga. - The Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs risked everything by putting the ball in the hands of record-shattering running back Washaun Ealey 39 times, and it paid off with a 41-21 win over the Wilcox County Patriots and an undefeated season.
SYLVANIA - The first time the Portal Panthers took on the Screven County Gamecocks, it came down to a last-second, overtime jumper that gave the Panthers a one-point win after they saw a 16-point lead evaporate before their eyes.
There's only 10 FBS conferences, and Georgia Southern is the champion of one of them. Only the Eagles, Florida State and Ohio State went through their conference schedules unbeaten, and that's saying something.
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