It was far from its prettiest game of the season, but Statesboro got the job done.
The Bulloch Academy Gators are used to playing an uptempo, run-and-gun style brand of basketball. But Thursday night, they were just a step slower than the Bethesda Blazers.
The Statesboro girls remained undefeated in Region 2-AAAA play as they rolled to an easy 60-19 victory over Evans Wednesday afternoon at the Devil's Den.
PORTAL - After struggling through the first half, Portal finally found its stride.
Senior Zach Altany scored 30 points to help lift Bulloch Academy over a tough John Milledge squad 72-62 in GISA Region 4-AAA action Tuesday.
Bulloch Academy got a balanced effort in a 67-31 blowout of Region 4-AAA foe Trinity Christian School Saturday night.
PORTAL - The Portal Panthers may have moved to the other side of Region 3-A this season, but make no mistake, Claxton is still a rival.
BROOKLET - Southeast Bulloch learned the tough lesson Saturday night that the Region 3-A schedule will be as brutal as ever.
CLAXTON - As a new year gets underway, it doesn't look as though Claxton wants anything to change from the recent past.
SOPERTON - The Portal Panthers remained perfect in Region 3W-A play and snapped a three-game losing streak Friday with a 57-55 win at Treutlen.
The Bulloch Academy boys scored early and often Thursday night as they pounded David Emanuel Academy 61-35.
It was close early, but a torrid Statesboro run bookended the halftime break as the Blue Devils ran away with a 67-26 victory over Southeast Bulloch Tuesday night at the Devil's Den.
SYLVANIA - The Screven County Lady Gamecocks trailed by as many as 14 points, but fought back for a 53-50 win Tuesday against Burke County.
PORTAL - The nightcap on the final day of the Portal Holiday Classic ended with a bang, but the Panthers just ran out of time.
PORTAL - Nolan Clark, a senior at Portal High School, was selected as one of 20 state finalists in the 2010 Wendy's High School Heisman Award program. "I'm proud of the honor, and it's come after a lot of hard work," said Clark, who is the son of Neal and Joanne Clark of Portal.
The Bulloch Academy Gators already have five games in the books, but more than half of their schedule is still in front of them.
The Bulloch Academy Lady Gators have seen a long run of excellence on the softball diamond. Unsurprisingly, each year seems to bring about a new group of veteran leaders who lead the team through a tough region slate and on into the postseason.
DUBLIN - Seniors Kristin Kingery and Powell Fennell had three hits each to lead Bulloch Academy to a 5-2 victory over Trinity Christian School Thursday in GISA Region 2-AAA action.
Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17
A big running back and an even bigger offensive line usually mean a win every time.
GUYTON - The Statesboro Blue Devils continued their early season struggles Friday, dropping a 17-0 decision at South Effingham in being shut out for the second time in three games.