Both the Lady Royals and Royals basketball team had cold shooting streaks as they dropped a pair of games in Eastman to Dodge County. The Lady Royals never led after going the final four minutes of the second quarter without a basket. A ten-point halftime deficit was as much as 21 in the second half as BC lost 61-43. Tia Troup scored 19.
After cutting a six-point deficit to two in the third, the Royals went the final three minutes without a basket. Down nine to begin the fourth, they would get within six on Tavon Ross's second lob dunk but couldn't complete the comeback and lost 51-44. D'Andre Pitts had 14.
Region play begins at hom Tuesday versus Putnam County. Tip time is 6 p.m. It will mark the return of former Royals head coach Clifford Kerbo, now coaching the Putnam boys.