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Bad quarter sinks girls as BCHS loses season series to Putnam County.

Bad quarter sinks girls as BCHS loses season series to Putnam County.

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.

Bleckley lose season series to West Laurens.

Bleckley lose season series to West Laurens.

It was a rematch of the season opener as West Laurens came to Cochran to take on BCHS.  The Lady Royals trailed for a majority of the game and were down seven going to the fourth.  They got within one with about 40 seconds left but couldn't complete the comeback and lost 45-41.  Jahnaria Brown had 17.  BC was 8 of 21 from the free throw line.

The Royals were down by double digits for much of the game and trailed by 16 in the fourth.  Bleckley ran off eight in a row but the Raiders ended the game on an 8-3 run to win 67-53.  Willie Taylor had 13.  Torenio Davis scored 11.

Region play resumes Tuesday in Cochran versus Putnam County.  Tip time is 5:30 pm.  Putnam and Bleckley's girls are first and second in 4-AA.

Bleckley girls win, boys lose, at Northeast.

Bleckley girls win, boys lose, at Northeast.

Freshman Jahnaria Brown scored eight second quarter points and six in the fourth en route to an 18-point night as the Lady Royals won at Northeast 52-36 Friday night.  The win moves Bleckley to 8-6, 5-1 in 4-AA.

Kevonn Farrow scored 12 of the Royals 31 points as they lost to the Raiders 72-31.  BCHS hosts West Laurens Saturday.  JV boys tip at 4:15 pm.

Girls win as Bleckley, Monticello split games.

Girls win as Bleckley, Monticello split games.

Alexis Ligon scored 14 points, Jahnaria Brown scored 12, and Destiny Pallord added 10 as the Lady Royals won at home Tuesday versus Monticello 54-41.  The win breaks a tie for second place between Bleckley and the Lady Hurricanes.  BCHS moved to 4-1 in region, 7-6 overall.

The Royal offense had just one second quarter basket and was down 17 at halftime.  They went on to lose 75-35. Reserve Octavious Williams scored seven.  BC plays at Northeast Friday.  JV teams tip at 4 pm, with varsity to follow.

Third quarter struggles lead to losses at Dodge County.

Third quarter struggles lead to losses at Dodge County.

Bleckley traveled to Eastman to wrap up yearly rivalry basketball games with Dodge County Saturday night.  Third quarter runs would greatly impact both contests.

The Lady Royals were down 12 in the third but Dodge blew the game open with a 14-4 run.  BCHS lost 77-35.  Kiley Moe had seven.  The Royals cut what was an 11-point second quarter deficit to five in the third when DCHS replied with a 17-0 run.  BC lost 65-42.  Spencer Smith had 15.

Region play resumes in Cochran Tuesday versus Monticello.  Tip time is 5:30 pm.  Both the Monticello and Bleckley girls are 3-1 in region play.

Bleckley splits home games with Lamar County

Bleckley splits home games with Lamar County

Freshmen Destiny Pallord scored 21 points and two other freshmen, Aliyah Whitehead and Jahnaria Brown added 10 points each, to lift the Lady Royals to a 57-43 win over Lamar County.  Bleckley moves to 6-5 overall, 3-1 in 4-AA.

The Royals and Trojans were tied at 19 going into the third.  Lamar took control with an 11-3 run.  An eight-point deficit going to the fourth grew to 14.  BC tried to rally late but came up short in losing 49-39.  Jeremy Marshall had 19.

BCHS plays at Dodge County Saturday.  JV girls tip at  4:15 pm.

Bleckley splits with Houston in return to the court.

Bleckley splits with Houston in return to the court.

Kiley Moe scored 14 points and the Lady Royals survived an over five minute drought without a basket in the fourth to win at home versus Houston County 35-32.  The Royals and Bears were tied at 29 in the third. Houston ended the quarter on an 11-2 run.

Though BC would cut a 16-point fourth quarter deficit to eight, they would fall 60-50.  Jeremy Marshall had 12. Spencer Smith scored 10.  Region play resumes Friday when Bleckley hosts Lamar County.  JV boys tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.