2008-02-06 / School & Sports

SGA roundball review

by Paul Bridges

SGA swept Valwood in a couple of region games in Valdosta Friday, February 1. The Lady Warriors had little trouble with the Lady Valiants as they rolled up a big 53-31 win. In the boys' game, the Warriors had to hold off a late Valiant rally to take the victory, 49-46.

The Lady Warriors jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead and led 21-15 at the half. The Lady Warriors put Valwood away in the third quarter by out-scoring the Lady Valiants 19-7 to take a commanding 40-22 lead.

Kristi Williams was unstoppable for the Lady Warriors as she racked up a game high 24 points. Ashley Tedder added 7, Lindsay Buckhalter and Kyndal Andrews, 6 each; Jodi Harris, 4; Ansley Stewart, Morgan Hilton, and Heather Grebel, 2 points each.

In the boys' game, SGA jumped out to an early lead and led 12-4 after one quarter and 22-15 at the half. Both teams scored 8 points in the third quarter. Valwood took advantage of several SGA turnovers and closed the gap to a single point in the final quarter but was never able to take the lead. Drew Bridges scored the winning points for SGA, hitting a couple of free throws with 36 seconds left in the game. Jason Dean hit 2-of-4 free throws in the final seconds to secure the Warrior victory.

Beau Clenney led the Warriors with a solid game for SGA. Clenney was the only Warrior in double figures with 15 points. Blake Shepard had 8; Drew Bridges, 7; Michael Fincher, 6; Jason Dean and Danny Doster, 5 each; and Miles Lee, 3 points.

SGA traveled up to Shellman Tuesday, January 29, to play Randolph Southern School. It was senior night at RSS, and they swept both games by large margins.

The Lady Warriors fell behind 19-9 at the end of the first quarter and never recovered as the Lady Patriots ran away with a 61-35 win.

Kristi Williams led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 16 points. Lindsay Buckhalter added 9; Ashley Tedder, 4; Morgan Hilton, Jodi Harris, and Kyndal Andrews, 2 points each.

In the boys' game, RSS jumped out to a 16-12 first quarter lead and extended their lead to 32-18 at the half. Michael Fincher was all the Warriors' offense in the first half. Fincher scored all 12 of the Warriors' first quarter points and 2 of the Warriors' 6 points in the second quarter on his way to scoring a game high 20 points. SGA cut into the RSS lead a little in the third quarter by out-scoring RSS 13-9 in the period. RSS put SGA away with a run early in the fourth quarter and coasted to a 65-42 win.

SGA plays at home this week, Tuesday night against Brookwood, and it is Senior Night Friday night against Fullington Academy. Go, Warriors!

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