Just three days after surviving a near upset at South Effingham, things looked tense once more for the Statesboro girls early Saturday night.
CLAXTON - For the last couple of years, the Claxton High School girls basketball team has watched on as its counterparts on the boys team made postseason runs. Not content to simply look on any longer, the girls are now right in the middle of the party.
SAVANNAH - The Bethesda Blazers showed why they are the top team in the GISA's highest classification Thursday night.
After a regular season filled with dominance, the Bulloch Academy wrestling team carried its winning ways into the postseason Wednesday night.
Two seasons ago, Labron Glover was a lanky sophomore trying to find his place on a talented Claxton squad. He was forced to grow up in a hurry as, trailing with seconds to go in the Region 3-A championship game, a loose ball found its way into his hands.
Bulloch Academy's Talyor Collins has seen just about everything.
Jasmine Roberts scored 19 points and Nira Byrd had 17 points to pace Southeast Bulloch to a 61-35 victory over Swainsboro in a Region 3A-AA girls basketball game Tuesday night.
Portal boys pound Johnson County
Claxton tops Bryan
Statesboro girls beat South Effingham
Bulloch Academy had four guys in double figures as the Gators firmed up their hold on second place in Region 4-AAA with a 71-59 victory over John Milledge Academy Tuesday.
In what has been an up and down season for the Statesboro boys, Friday night saw a second straight win.
Eleven players scored and all 16 played stop-ball defense as Bulloch Academy rolled over Edmund Burke Academy, 69-31, in non-region boys basketball action Friday night.
Polly Murray scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to power Claxton to a 61-32 victory over Metter in a Region 3-A girls basketball game Friday night.
For the Bulloch Academy girls, the sky is the limit.
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.
Both Bulloch Academy basketball teams hold the top seeds headed into this week's GISA Region 2-AAA basketball tournament.