Girls win late in East Laurens sweep.
By Dave Whitaker
Jan 5, 2018, 23:42
|Chania McRae drained this deep jumper.|
BCHS played the first of seven straight region games Friday night at East Laurens. A last-second shot lifted the girls while the boys ensured East Laurens would remain winless.
|Markayla Jenkins finishes the fast break.|
Down one in the second, the deficit grew to five. A Chania McRae three-point play in the final minute drew the Lady Royals within 20-19. Trailing by as many as eight in the third, Kiziya Elvine’s jumper as time expired drew BC within four.
|This shot by Jahnaria Brown would roll around the rim and fall in.|
Tied at 40 with under a minute left in the fourth, Jahnaria Brown broke the tie. East Laurens retook the lead on a three-point play with 31 seconds left. Still down one with ten seconds left following a jump ball, Bleckley had one last chance.
|Torenio Davis opened the scoring with this dunk.|
In a sea of shots and shoves, Brown got the rebound from her missed attempt and put it in with a second left to give the Lady Royals a 43-42 win. She led with 17 points. Elvine finished with 12 points
|Nykeem Farrow also had a three-point shot in the first quarter.|
Torenio Davis and Nykeem Farrow combined to give the Royals an early 10-0 lead only to see EL answer with a 7-0 run. RJ Barnes scored BC’s final four points, pushing the lead to five.
|Greg Mack soars high to score.|
Up seven in the third, Barnes hit a buzzer-beating three, capping a 13-4. The Falcons cut what was a 14-point lead to eight late in the fourth, but Bleckley held on 48-39.
Davis led with 11 points. BCHS hosts Dodge County tomorrow. Varsity games tip at 6 pm.
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