By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Statesboro sweeps past South Effingham
SHS basketball
Statesboro High's Jaylon Hicks rises up for a dunk during the third quarter, Tuesday, against South Effingham. - photo by By SCOTT BRYANT

The Statesboro Blue Devils steam rolled the visiting South Effingham Rebels Tuesday night at Statesboro High in a Region matchup. The girls won by a score of 87-34, while the boys completed the sweep with a 84-40 victory.

The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to a 25-2 run and never looked back. Lacy Robins and Sarah Ellis tied for top offensive honors for the Blue Devils with 17 points. Jamiah Jones broke out of her recent shooting slump with 13 points.

“We were happy to see JJ break out of her scoring slump,” said Statesboro coach Jeff Seir. “It was nice to be able to get everyone in the game. This was probably the best we have shot the ball all season long.”

South Effingham is a lot better team than the way they played tonight,” Seir said. “We are sure to get a better battle at their place. It was good to give the starters some rest as we have another region game Friday on the road.

The Lady Blue Devils improve to 20-1  on the season and travel to New Hampstead Friday.


Statesboro 84,  South Effingham 40

The Statesboro boys shot out of the gates to a 17-2 lead over the South Effingham Rebels, and went on for an 84-40 victory as they improve to 17-4 overall and 3-1 in region play.

Every player on the team scored Tuesday night, and the Blue Devils were led by Jaylon Hicks with 14 points, while Jacobi Edenfield added 10 points off the bench.

“We didn’t take them lightly, and we played well defensively,” said Statesboro coach Lee Hill. “Our press worked good, and our bench players played really well.”

“I’m glad we got to rest our starters as we will need them Friday at New Hampstead,” Hill said. “I’m hoping that Zarion Griffin is able to return from his deep thigh bruise. We will find out for sure later this week.”