The season series between Putnam and Bleckley County wrapped up Tuesday night in Cochran. The Lady Royals led 24-21 at halftime but were outscored 19-4 in the third. They went on to lose 49-42. Alexis Ligon had 12. BCHS went 4 of 13 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.
The Royals trailed by as many as 11 in the second half against Putnam. Down eight in the fourth, BC tried to rally, getting within two on a Shamar Slappy basket with 15 seconds left. They were down three with ten seconds left but an offensive foul ended their possession. BCHS lost 54-50. Slappy scored 10. Markell Marshall had 15. Willie Taylor scored 13.
Region play continues Friday in Roberta versus Crawford County. Tip time is 7 pm.