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Boys Get OT Win as BCHS Splits with Northside

Boys Get OT Win as BCHS Splits with Northside

The Lady Royals trailed 36-26 going into the fourth quarter of Saturday's game versus Northside, Warner Robins.  Dewanda Blackshear's three made it a seven-point game with 2:33 left.  But like so many times before, Bleckley could not finish the comeback and went on to lose 50-38.  Tia Troup scored 12 points.  Alexis Woodfaulk had 10.

After leading by six in the third, the Royals nursed a 48-47 lead going into the fourth quarter.  The Eagles tied the score at 57 with 2:37 left.  Though the Royals answered with five quick points, Northside was within 64-62 with 1:08 remaining.  Bleckley went 2 of 8 from the foul line during that strech as Northside banked a shot in with three ticks left o on the clock to tie the score.

One Room Destroyed in Eastman Restaurant Fire

A restaurant in Dodge County caught fire early Saturday morning.

The Eastman fire department says around 1 a.m. they got a call about a fire at Sugarberry's Steak and Seafood and Flightline Cafe on Main Street in Eastman, Ga.

They say the fire started in a cooler storage room area inside an electrical box. A spokesman for the fire department says the storage room was destroyed and the rest of the building has heavy smoke damage.

The fire department say no on was inside building when the fire started.

Big Second Quarter Helps Royals as BCHS Splits at Dodge County

Big Second Quarter Helps Royals as BCHS Splits at Dodge County

Tia Troup's three early in the third quarter gave the Lady Royals a 22-21 lead versus Dodge County.  It was their first lead since early in the opening quarter.  Dodge's Jaye Hillard scored five straight as part of a 9-3 finish that gave the Squaws a 34-28 lead.  A deficit that grew to 13 was down to six with less than two minutes left on Dewanda Blackshear's three. 

BCHS though could not complete the comaback and lost 46-37.  Blackshear scored 11.

Thanks to a 16-1 run in the second, the Royals had a 34-14 lead to begin the second half versus the Indians.  Dodge chipped away, and was within 44-30 to begin the fourth after a half-court heave went in.  DCHS drew within 10 but Mario Beck scored six straight as Bleckley won 59-43.  Beck had 26 points and 13 rebounds.  Marcus Mack scored 13 with three assists.

BCHS hosts Northside Saturday.  JV boys play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Prep Hoop Scores For Tuesday, Jan. 24

Here are the prep basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, January 24, 2012:


Morgan Co. 49  Northeast 31

Westside 46  Peach Co. 26

Johnson Co. 43  Portal 36

Southwest 64  Greene Co. 36

Warner Robins 59 Dodge Co. 40

Mary Persons 69  Central 47

Howard 61  Perry 43

Stratford 34  Mt. de Sales 28

Wilcox Co. 51  Bleckley Co. 48

Windsor 41  CFCA 36

Arlington Christian 49  Tattnall 42


Northside 74  Hardaway 54

Howard 61  Perry 48

Putnam Co. 46  Lamar Co. 45

Westside 53  Peach Co. 45

Southwest 44 Greene Co. 42

Stratford 57  Mt. de Sales 51

Taylor Co. 63  Hawkinsville 43

Wilcox Co. 75  Bleckley Co. 63

CFCA 90  Windsor 55

Tattnall 74  Arlington Christian 64

BCHS Swept at Home by Wilcox County

BCHS Swept at Home by Wilcox County

Down by five with time running down in the fourth, Alexis Woodfaulk hit a three to draw the Lady Royals to within 50-48 with less than a minute left. 

Bleckley had a chance to tie after getting a turnover but turned the ball over themselves.  Wilcox County hit one of two free throws in a 51-48 loss. 

Tia Troup and Cam Tillman scored 10 points each.

The Royals traied by six to begin the fourth quarter.  With more than five minutes remaining, they were unable to convert on three consectuive opportunities to get within four points and would not get any closer than five in a 75-63 loss.  Mario Beck had 19 points and seven rebounds.  Ken Hughes scored 16.  Rydealous Taylor finished with 13.

BCHS plays at Dodge County Friday.  JV boys play at 5 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Cochran Mayor Suspended in Theft Case

The mayor of Cochran, accused last year of stealing pipe owned by the city, has been suspended.


Governor Nathan Deal issued an executive order Monday that says Clifford Avant should step aside until the theft charges are resolved or his term expires.


In October, Avant admitted taking the pipe from the city water plant and donating it to his church. He told 13WMAZ that the city field superintendent told him the city didn't need the pipe.


Deal wrote that he suspended Avant on the advice of a review commission that looked at the case.

Sheriff Proposes Plans For New Dodge County Jail

Dodge County Sheriff Jeff Hinson proposed a plan to help open the county's new jail to county commissioners on Tuesday.

On January 13, an inmate escaped from the current Dodge County jail and was recaptured on Monday. The sheriff's office blames the escape on poor security at the jail. They say the jail's one entrance makes it easy to escape.

The new jail was completed over six months ago but still sits empty.

"We're about 4600 square feet there (at the current jail), we're about 60,000 square feet here (at the new jail), it's not exactly top of the line, but we're pretty close to top of the line facility," Hinson says.

Hinson says they need about $50,000 for initial opening costs. They'll also need about 17 additional staff members, but Hinson says he didn't present that cost to the commission because they don't have exact numbers for that.