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BCHS boys miss state by one game.

BCHS boys miss state by one game.

"Three, it's a magic number."  That was the chorus to one of the "Schoolhouse Rock" segments that aired during Saturday morning cartoons in the 80's.  But for the Bleckley boys basketball team, three wasn't a magic number Tuesday night.

The Royals were facing Lamar County in Barnesville for round one of the 4-AA playoffs.  It was the third meeting between the two.  BC had won the first two, an old sports axiom says it's hard to beat a team three teams in one year.  It had been three years since the Royals had been to state.

Girls win as BCHS splits season finale in Hawkinsville.

Girls win as BCHS splits season finale in Hawkinsville.

Bleckley played their final regular season basketball games Saturday night in Hawkinsville.  The Lady Royals won 61-18.  Alexis Ligon had 13 points and Jahnaria Brown added 12.  Despite four Royal players in double figures led by Torenio Davis' 19 points, the boys lost 78-66.  Kevonn Farrow had 14 points with DJ Lemmon scoring 10.

The Royals open region play Tuesday in Barnesville versus Lamar County.  Tip time is 5:30 pm.  Friday, the Lady Royals will take on the winner of Macon County-Monticello in Cochran at 7 pm.  Both the 4-AA semifinals and finals will be played at Bleckley County High School.  A region tournament bracket can be downloaded here.

Girls clinch playoff top seed as BCHS sweeps Northeast.

Girls clinch playoff top seed as BCHS sweeps Northeast.

Though the Bleckley girls and Putnam County both finished 11-1 in region play, Cochran will be the host site for the Region 4-AA semifinals and finals.  That's because Bleckley won a coin toss Thursday awarding them top seed should there be a tie.  Friday night, the Lady Royals won at Northeast 47-21.  Jahnaria Brown scored 13 points.

There were no playoff seedings on the line for the Royals as they learned region tourney play would begin for them February 9 at 5:30 pm at East Laurens.  Still, the Royals closed regular season region play on a high note by winning 73-56.  Torenio Davis scored 23 points.  Willie Taylor had 19 and DJ Lemmon added 14.

BCHS closes out the reglular season tonight at Hawkinsville.  JV boys tip at 6:45 pm with varsity to follow.

Girls win as BCHS splits home finale.

Girls win as BCHS splits home finale.

Alexis Ligon scored 24 points and Jahnaria Brown added 18 as the Lady Royals won their final regular season home game 62-38 versus Monticello.  Brown had been held to just two points Saturday versus Houston County.

 

DJ Lemmon and Willie Taylor combined for 35 points for the Royals but they lost to Monticello 63-50.  Lemmon scored 20, Taylor 15.  Bleckley was within six points in the fourth before the Hurricanes pulled away.

BCHS plays at Northeast Friday.  JV boys tip at 5 pm with varsity to follow.

Boys stave off rally as BC, Houston, split.

Boys stave off rally as BC, Houston, split.

The Lady Royal offense never got on track, scoring six points in the first, five in the third, in losing at home to Houston County 44-33 Saturday night.  Fellisia Young had 10 points.

The Royals had a 17-point lead versus Houston at the end of the first and third quarters.  It would shrink to single digits with under three minutes left.  Bleckley hung on 68-61.  DJ Lemmon scored 15 of his team leading 20 points in the first quarter.  Willie Taylor scored 17 and Kevonn Farrow added 10.

Senior night ceremonies will be held Tuesday versus Monticello.  Tip time is 5:30 pm.

BCHS splits games at Macon County.

BCHS splits games at Macon County.

The Lady Royals and Macon County were tied at 29 in the third quarter Saturday night in Montezuma.  Bleckley ended the quarter on a 13-1 run to go up 42-30.  Though they would only make two baskets in the fourth, BC won 48-41.  Jahnaria Brown and Alexis Ligon each scored 11.

Macon County led the Royals 33-25 at halftime of their game but opened the third on a 14-4 run.  BCHS never recovered and went on to lose 69-53.  Torenio Davis scored 13.  Nykeem Farrow had 12 and Justin Rozier scored 11.

The teams are off until Friday when they they travel to Lamar County.  JV boys tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.

Boys lose thriller as BCHS, Crawford, split games.

Boys lose thriller as BCHS, Crawford, split games.

Jahnaria Brown and Aliyah Whitehead combined for 14 first quarter points as the Lady Royals jumped out to a 19-2 lead after one quarter versus Crawford County Friday night.  Each played scored 12 in a 58-27 win.  Alexis Ligon added 11.

After giving up 88 points to high-powered Crawford County last time, the Royals had held the Eagles to 48 points through four quarters.  Nykeem Farrow drained a jumper as time expired to tie the score at 48, forcing overtime.  But in the extra session, Crawford responded to an early two-point deficit with a 9-2 burst to win 58-52.

Farrow finished with 16.  Willie Taylor and Torenio Davis each scored 10.  Bleckley travels to Macon County Saturday night.  JV boys tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.