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BCHS Gets Second Sweep of Season Versus Howard

BCHS Gets Second Sweep of Season Versus Howard

Dewanda Blackshear scored the Lady Royals final four points as BCHS picked up their first win in three tries versus Howard 40-33.  Blackshear had 12 points.  Marcus Mack scored four of his 14 points in overtime as the Royals won versus the Huskies 54-48.  Ken Hughes had 14 points and five rebounds. 

Bleckley plays at Houston County Tuesday.  Tip time is 6 p.m.

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Dodge County

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Dodge County

The Lady Royals and Dodge County Squaws were tied at 14 after one quarter of play Friday.  DCHS went ahead on a 13-2 run.  Tia Troup's three with less than a minute left made it 27-19 DC at halftime.  Bleckley had a cold shooting second half scoring three points in the third, eight in the fourth.  Dodge won 50-30.  Troup had 12 points.

The Royals led 46-34 going into the fourth quarter of their game with Dodge on back to back three's by Marcus Mack.  It appeared BCHS would be again going through a fourth-quarter slump as they went almost five minutes without a basket.  However, free throw shooting, something the team had stuggled with at times this year, proved to be a strength.

BCHS Evens Subregion Record with Sweep of East Laurens

BCHS Evens Subregion Record with Sweep of East Laurens

Tia Troup had 18 points, Myesha Moore had 13, and Dewanda Blackshear added 12 as the Lady Royals rolled over East Laurens 62-41.  In the game, Bleckley led by as many as 20 in the first half and used a 12-2 third quarter run to put the game away when ELHS had gotten within 10. 

In boys action, East Laurens took their first lead since early in the third quarter 55-54 with 2:40 left.  Ken Hughes' three-point play with 53 seconds left put the Royals ahead.  Mario Beck's second dunk of the game with 35 seconds remaining sealed a 60-55 win.  Hughes had 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals.  Beck scored 19 with eight rebounds.  Rydealous Taylor finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. 

Bleckley hosts Dodge County Friday.  JV tip at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

GHSA Class A to Have Two State Champions

The Georgia High School Association voted Tuesday in Macon to create separate public-school and private-school playoff systems for Class A athletics and declare two Class A champions.

The motion passed 36-12 with one abstention.

The new system will take effect next school year.

The GHSA held a special called meeting Tuesday at the Macon Centreplex to discuss reclassification issues across the state.

GHSA Director Ralph Swearingin said, "We know that not everybody is going to be happy, but what it's going to mean is that private schools will be assured they have a champion." He called it a win-win situation for both private and public schools.

Coach Mark Ledford of the Wilcox County Patriots called the current state of class A an "unlevel playing field." He is certain that now the rural schools will be able to find out who is the best among other rural schools in each sport.

BCHS Swept in 3B-AA Opener

BCHS Swept in 3B-AA Opener

The Lady Royals trailed 13-12 in the second quarter at home versus Dublin Friday.  DHS ended the half on a 19-6 run to go up 32-17.  Down by as many as 26, Bleckley would draw within 18 to begin the fourth and within 15 during the quarter but ultimately lost 61-44.  Cam Tillman scored 18 points.  Tia Troup had 13.

Sixth-ranked Dublin had a 24-13 lead versus the Royals before an 11-2 BC run got them back in the game.  Mario Beck scored five points in the final 30 seconds to tie the halftime score at 33.  The Irish would not lead by more than two points until the final moments of the third when they built a 51-46 advantage.  For the second straight game, BCHS went cold in the fourth quarter, going scoreless for the first 3:30.

Prep Scores For Friday, Jan. 6

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Here are the prep basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Friday, January 6:


Warner Robins 86  Northside 79 (Overtime)

Westside 68  Veterans 67

Dublin 60  Bleckley Co. 53

Washington Co. 48  Hephzibah 41

Central 78  Perry 72

Whitefield Academy 63  FPD 34

Crawford Co. 69  Greene Co. 60

Peach Co. 60  Howard 41

Stratford 49  Tattnall 45

Piedmont 61  Windsor 51


Northside 54  Warner Robins 50

Dublin 61  Bleckley Co. 44

Howard 48  Peach Co. 33

Teams struggle in Fourth Quarter as Bleckley Swept at Wilcox County

Teams struggle in Fourth Quarter as Bleckley Swept at Wilcox County

Both teams were in action Tuesday as Bleckley traveled to Rochelle to take on Wilcox County.  The Lady Royals led 31-30 going into the fourth quarter of their game.  Wilcox tied the score at 40 with 3:37 left.  BCHS went 2 of 7 from the free throw line and scored four points from that point as they lost 50-44.  Brianna Webb, Alexis Woodfaulk, and Cam Tillman scored eight points each.  Ieisha Gainey and Tia Troup scored seven.

Derrick Farrow had just given the Royals a 47-46 lead with 22 seconds left in the third quarter.  Wilcox took the lead on a buzzer-beater three. 

The Patriots opened the fourth on an 18-0 run.  Bleckley did not have a basket until less than three minutes remained in the game in a 71-52 loss. 

Rydealous Taylor had 19 points and seven rebounds.  Mario Beck scored 13.  BCHS begins sub-region play versus Dublin at home Friday.  Varsity tip time is 6 p.m.