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.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (3-6, 1-2 Region 3-AA) got their first region win Saturday as Tony Raymond chalked up 26 points and SEB knocked off the visiting Metter Tigers (1-4, 0-2) 71-46 on George Roebuck Night in Brooklet.
METTER - The Screven County Gamecocks (5-1, 1-0 Region 3-AA) lit up the Metter Tigers to the tune of 88-49 in the Friday's region opener for both schools.
BROOKLET - Crystal Mikell knocked down fifteen points, Olivia Melvin added 14 and Kacey Jones grabbed 10 rebounds as the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets (3-4, 1-0 Region 3-AA) advanced their winning streak to three with a convincing 48-27 home win over non-region foe Bryan County Tuedsay.
BROOKLET - Saturday at 5:45 p.m., the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will honor a living legend in the form of "George Roebuck Night" at the new gym on SEB's campus.
When senior guard Cassandra McBride moved to Portal from Statesboro with her mother, she knew a change of scenery would be a difficult adjustment. The one thing that stayed the same? McBride - a junior for the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils in 2006 - wanted to keep playing basketball.
BROOKLET - Portal forced the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (0-4) to play catch-up for three quarters as it outscored SEB 18-0 in the first quarter and held on for a 55-44 road win Tuesday.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets (0-3) led the Statesboro Blue Devils 33-31 at halftime, but Eric Ferguson (35 points, 7 rebounds) went 10-for-13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to lead SHS to a 72-62 victory in the inaugural game of SEB's new basketball facility.
When John Kenny arrived in Brooklet early in 2007 he didn't want to build a team. He wanted to lay a foundation to build a program.
After all of the changing and evolving the Portal Panthers did on offense during the 2007 season, they finally found something that started to work.
The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets may have a brand new look and a brand new gym, but it's the returning faces that are going to lead the team into 2007.
When the Claxton Tigers knocked off Jenkins County 14-0 on Oct. 5th at homecoming for their first win of the season, nobody knew just how important a win it would end up being.
BROOKLET - The Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets will host their first game in their brand new basketball facility today as the Statesboro Blue Devils come to town to take on SEB for the second time in the young 2007-08 season.
The Screven County Gamecocks are one win better and one seed higher heading into the GHSA Class-AA State Playoffs than they were in 2006. While the improvement is nice, SCHS won't settle. The goal is to advance in the playoffs.
By MATT YOGUS