SWAINSBORO - The No. 2 seed Screven County Lady Gamecocks (20-3) defeated Jefferson County 53-45 Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3-AA tournament to assure a spot in the GHSA Class AA state playoffs.
PORTAL - After building a big early lead, Claxton had to hang on for dear life at the end.
Expectations couldn't be higher for the Statesboro girls as they enter this week's Region 2-AAAA tournament.
For the fifth consecutive season, the Bulloch Academy girls' basketball team will compete in the GISA state basketball tournament.
LOUISVILLE - Shooting 10-12 from the foul line in the final 80 seconds of the game, the Screven County Gamecocks hung on for a 59-52 win over the Southeast Bulloch Yellow Jackets in the play-in game of the Region 3AA tournament Monday.
ALAMO - The Portal Panthers are hosting the girls Region 3-A tournament for the first time, but before the Lady Panthers could take to the home floor, they had to play in.
DUBLIN - A fierce fourth-quarter comeback gave Bulloch Academy a 45-42 victory over John Milledge Academy Saturday in the consolation game of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament.
BROOKLET - In a game full of big shots, Southeast Bulloch came up just a couple short.
DUBLIN - Three Southeast Bulloch wrestlers qualified for the GHSA Class AA meet at the state sectionals Sautrday in Dublin.
METTER - The Portal Panthers made a last-ditch effort to spoil Metter's senior night, but Devin Byrd closed out his career in the home gym with 21 points and the Tigers held on for a 61-56 win Friday night.
DeleteDUBLIN - Trinity Christian School senior Anna Claire Knight went over 3,000 points for her high school career while leading the top-seeded Lady Crusaders to a 52-24 victory over fifth-seeded Bulloch Academy Friday afternoon in a semi-final matchup of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament.
One month ago, Statesboro barely slipped past Lakeside, Evans on the road. Friday night in Statesboro, things weren't nearly as dramatic.
DUBLIN - It had been a rough night for Bulloch Academy center Taylor Collins.
CLAXTON - The Claxton Tigers saw a 14 point lead shrink to within four with just over two minutes to play, but Metter's late charge fell just short as Claxton held on for a 59-55 victory Tuesday night at the Tiger's Den.
DUBLIN - John Milledge Academy outscored Bulloch Academy 23-8 in the fourth quarter to break open a two-point game and upset the Gators 70-57 in the first round of the GISA Region 4-AAA basketball tournament Tuesday night.
With just two games left before a state champion is crowned it's safe to say that the cream has risen to the top.
Loganville Christian Academy beat back a fierce fourth-quarter rally to beat Bulloch Academy 50-40 in the Elite Eight of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Saturday.
Richmond Hill scored three goals in a five minute span midway through the second half on their way to knocking off Statesboro High 5-3 Friday night at Womack Field.
When the game is on the line, Bulloch Academy head girls' basketball coach Paul Webb can usually count on senior point guard Ashley Burke.
Bulloch Academy senior Will Marsh scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Gators to a 61-47 thrashing of Tiftarea Academy in the first round of the GISA Class AAA state boys' basketball playoffs Thursday night.
Bulloch Academy point guard Ashley Burke used her superb ball-handling skills and quickness to lead the Lady Gators to a 61-46 victory over Deerfield-Windsor School in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA girls' basketball tournament Tuesday night.
PORTAL - For the third consecutive season, the Portal Panthers have reached the quarterfinals of the Class A state playoffs.
The Bulloch Academy boys' and girls' basketball teams will be able to stay home for the first round, and possibly second, of the GISA Class AAA basketball tournaments this week.
PORTAL - A three-pointer by Tyler Budgett off the opening tip and then a monstrous slam from Trent Thomas opened the game for the Portal Panthers as they raced out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 78-58 win over Taylor County the opening round of the Class A state playoffs.
After having been swept by Trinity Christian School of Dublin during the regular season, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators got the sweetest revenge possible Friday night in the championship game of the GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.
PORTAL - After last year's loss in the Elite Eight, the Portal Panthers are back in the state playoffs looking for another run deep into the tournament with this year's squad.
Statesboro raised some eyebrows earlier this week with its win over Drew in the first round of the Class AAAAA state basketball playoffs.
In early February, the Bulloch Academy Lady Gators struggled and suffered defeat when they had to play without star senior forward Pate Lomax due to injury.
After a winter spent celebrating win after win on the wrestling mat, the only thing more dominant than Bulloch Academy's individuals at last weekend's GISA Class AAA state meet in Macon was the Gators' runaway showing on the team leader board.
When basketball season began back in November, the Statesboro Blue Devils weren't sure what to expect.