Another day, and just another lopsided victory for the Statesboro girls.
Robert Newton scored a game-high 23 points to lead Laney of Augusta to an 81-43 victory over Southeast Bulloch in a Region 3-AA boys basketball game Saturday night. Sherman Cook had 14 points for Laney.
Stacey Morgan scored 23 points to lead Portal to a 63-50 victory over Emanuel County Institute in a Region 3-A West boys basketball game Saturday night. Corey Walker added 13 points and Cory Reese had 10 points for Portal (13-1, 5-1 Region 3-A West).
Defense was the name of the game at Bulloch Academy on Friday night.
PORTAL - With half of the basketball season already gone, races are heating up all over the state as region schedules are in full swing.
With schools like Southeast Bulloch and Bulloch Academy making names for themselves on the wrestling mat over the last few years, Statesboro High has jumped into the mix.
After a few rebuilding years, Southeast Bulloch High School's girls basketball team looks to be on the upswing thanks in large part to the contributions of senior Nira Byrd.
Last season, Portal's Stacey Morgan burst onto the scene as a freshman, lighting up scoreboards and leaving Panther fans to wonder what else he was capable of. Now, as a sophomore, Morgan is going above and beyond in leading Portal to its current 11-1 record.
Evans boys beat Statesboro High
Bulloch Academy head coach Chandler Dennard substituted early and often as his Gators rolled over Trinity Christian School from Dublin 58-20 in GISA Region 4-AAA basketball action Saturday.
If Statesboro's game against South Effingham Friday night at the Devils' Den is any indication of how the rest of the Region 2-AAAA season will play out, Statesboro fans are in for an exciting ride.
Eleven months ago, the Statesboro and South Effingham girls basketball teams squared off in the Region 2-AAAA title game. While the stakes weren't as high Friday night, Statesboro looked every bit like a team capable of taking its third consecutive region crown as it coasted to a 69-12 win at the Devils' Den.
Anna Newton scored 17 points and Haley Burke had 11 points to help Bulloch Academy (15-1) to a 59-18 non-region basketball victory over David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore on Thursday night.
With the wrestling season at its midpoint, Southeast Bulloch is looking to turn the corner and charge down the stretch.
BROOKLET - A tough schedule and a roster that lacks a lot of experience got the Statesboro boys basketball team off to a rough start to their season, but 2012 is looking good so far.
SEB got another star performance from their ace Madison Fields as she struck out 12 batters in a 5-1 win over Islands High School.
By CHRIS STANLEY
Last week I titled the beginning of this series "High School football is dumb, let's make it smart" for two reasons.