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BCHS Falls to Hawkinsville in Baseball Opener

BCHS Falls to Hawkinsville in Baseball Opener

The Royals trailed 1-0 going into the sixth inning of their game in Hawkinsville Monday.  Chatain Coleman's one-out single tied the score. 

A two-out double by Kyle Brown put Bleckley on top.  Though escaping a two on, one out jam in the sixth, Hawkinsville's Tyler Keen held BC to just a single in the seventh. 

The Red Devils scored twice in the bottom of the inning (one run was unearned) as BCHS lost 3-2.  Dylan Churchwell was 2 for 3 with a double. 

Coleman was 1 for 2.

Bleckley pitching gave up one earned run but allowed a Hawkinsville base runner in every inning.  Keen struck out 11. 

The Royals home opener is Tuesday at 5:30 pm versus Howard. 

Royals Edge East Laurens in 3-AA Semifinals

Royals Edge East Laurens in 3-AA Semifinals

BCHs had a seven-point halftime lead of their region semfinal game versus East Laurens Friday night.  That lead vanished as the Falcons went ahead via a 13-0 run.  Quan Fleming had the Royals only four points as the teams were tied at 30 to begin the fourth.  EL built a five-point lead.  Mario Beck's three-point play with 2:02 left made it 41-40 Bleckley.  Dytrez Nelson's three-point play with 1:27 remaining made it 46-42.  A Falcons jumper with under a minute made it 46-45. 

Four straight Bleckley misses at the foul line gave EL life with five seconds remaining.  A last-second three was short as BCHS hung on for the win.  Beck scored five of his 11 points in the final two minutes.  Marcus Mack had 10 points and five assists.  It will be the first region title game for the Royals since 2007 when they take on Laney Saturday at 8:30 pm.

Full Court Press: Region Tournament Edition, Feb. 17

Here are the GHSA & GISA prep basketball tournament scores reported to 13WMAZ for Friday, February 17

SLIDESHOW: Rutland vs. Westside

SLIDESHOW: Central vs. Veterans

GHSA 2-AAA @ Howard

Boys Semi-finals:

Central 79  Veterans 74  (Overtime)

Westside 53  Howard 40

Girls Semi-finals

Mary Persons 51  Howard 29

Rutland 40  Westside 38

GHSA 4AA @ Morgan Co.

Girls Semi-finals

Lady Royals Season Ends in Second Round of Region

Lady Royals Season Ends in Second Round of Region

Bleckley trailed 17-15 at halftime of their second round 3-AA tourney game versus the Dodge Squaws Wednesday. 

Though down by as many as 15 in the third, BCHS had gotten within 37-27 to begin the fourth. 

However, they could only trim two points off the deficit despite Dodge going the first 2:28 without a basket. 

Eleven straight by the Squaws put the game out of reach as the Lady Royals season ended 57-41. 

Myesha Moore had 14 points.  Cam Tillman scored 12.

Royals Clinch State Berth with Win Versus Swainsboro

Royals Clinch State Berth with Win Versus Swainsboro

It was a rematch of last year's 3-AA semifinals Wednesday in Eastman when Bleckley took on Swainsboro.  Though the Royals won during the regular season by 20, they were up just one at halftime on a Dytrez Nelson layup as time expired.  BC pushed their lead to five in the third but the Tigers answered with an 11-3 run.  Foul trouble became an issue in the fourth as both Mario Beck and Ken Hughes picked up their fourth.  Swainsboro erased a four-point Royal lead with 3:04 left.  Rydealous Taylor and Quan Fleming would score five each as BCHS ended the game on a 12-3 run to win 60-51.

Taylor had 18.  Marcus Mack scored 17.  The Royals clinch a state playoff berth for the second straight year.  BC plays East Laurens in the region semifinals Friday at 8:30 pm. 

Royals Win Big in Region Tourney Opener

Royals Win Big in Region Tourney Opener

Ken Hughes scored the first nine points of the second as the Royals used a 15-5 run to open up what was a three-point game. 

Third-seeded Bleckley never looked back as they went on to win 80-49.  Hughes had 15 points and seven rebounds. 

Derrick Farrow scored 12.  Mario Beck added 11 with eight rebounds. 

BCHS plays second-seeded Swainsboro Wednesday at 8:30 pm. 

The game will be a rematch of last year's semifinal. 

Lady Royals Advance in Region 3-AA Tournament

Lady Royals Advance in Region 3-AA Tournament

Fourth-seeded Bleckley County led for much of their region tourney opener versus third-seeded Southeast Bulloch Tuesday. 

Up by 10 points in the fourth, the Lady Jackets used a 12-2 run to tie things at 31 with 43 seconds left.  The game would go into overtime. 

In OT, the Lady Royals traied by three with 40 seconds left when Dewanda Blackshear hit a three to again tie things.  In the second overtime, BC scored the first six points to clinch a 45-38 win.  Blackshead scored 10.  Tia Troup led with 12 points.