Staff Report
Brantley County had its four-game winning streak snapped as the Herons fell to Class AA Bacon County and Region 1-AAA foe Appling County.
The Herons (6-5, 0-1) winning streak ended when the Red Raiders (5-1) posted a 49-39 decision Tuesday, January 5 in Alma. Bacon County was coming off its first loss of the season.
BCHS dropped its region opener to visiting Appling County (2-0, 1-0) 72- 47 Friday, January 8. The Pirates’ lone game played was a December 18 matchup against Toombs County.
The basketball program began its season after Appling County’s gridiron team was eliminated in the third round of the Class AAA state playoffs. Also, the school system has battled with COVID-19 issues.
A boys’ only matchup at Pierce County will be played Friday, January 22 . The boys’ jayvee and varsity games being held at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The two programs will play a doubleheader Thursday, February 11 in Caney Bay.
Bacon County …………………..49
Herons ……………………………39
ALMA — The Red Raiders used a 10-point, third-quarter scoring advantage to pull away from a halftime tie to beat visiting Brantley County.
“Bacon County has a good team,” said Herons’ head coach Tripp Herrin. “They (Red Raiders) are very physical and solid defensively.”
Bacon County claimed a four-point lead at 15-11 when the first period ended. The Herons returned the four-point favor in the second stanza outscoring the host 14-10 tying the score at 25-all at intermission.
The Red Raiders garnered some breathing room in the third quarter outscoring Brantley County 16-6 for a 41-31 advantage. Each team scored eight points in the final period.
Alex Green and Jackson Carter reached double figures for the Herons with Green scoring a team-high 13 points and Carter adding 11. Lavar Williams chipped in six points.
Gage Horne added three points with Chris Steedley, Taz Walker, and Griffin O’Quinn contributing two points each.
Appling County …………………72
Herons ……………………………47