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.
When teams from Bulloch Academy and arch-rival Pinewood Christian meet on the gridiron, on the diamond or on the court, the action is always tense and exciting and the fans are plentiful and loud.
Portal continues to get the most it can out of 2011 as it took a second win in as many nights at its holiday tournament Thursday night.
BROOKLET - The Yellow Jackets dropped two consecutive games at home for the first time since the start of the season to end the team's hope of a state title Wednesday afternoon.
BROOKLET- High school baseball aficionados in and around southeast Georgia predicted it would be a rebuilding year for the Yellow Jackets. After hosting a home state-playoff game and advancing to the Sweet 16 in the state tournament, it's safe to say those baseball "experts" were wrong.
BROOKLET - With a thrilling 4-3 victory over Jackson High in the first round of the state playoffs, the Lady Yellow Jackets of Southeast Bulloch (12-6-1) are one step closer to advancing to the "Elite Eight" round.
ALBANY – Work hard, be humble and good things will happen.