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MGSC Splits with Georgia Perimeter

MGSC Splits with Georgia Perimeter

Middle Georiga State College split a home doubleheader with Georgia Perimeter with the women losing 56-41 and the men prevailing 60-52.  Cortez Riley led with 14 points. 

Cochran's Joey Harris had eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and three steals.

The homestand continues Wednesday versus Central Georgia Technical College. Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

BCHS Sweeps Northeast to End Regular Season

BCHS Sweeps Northeast to End Regular Season

The Lady Royals trailed Northeast by nine after one quarter of Friday's home regular season finale.  Dewanda Blackshear scored seven points, and Tia Troup scored her eighth points of the half as they would rally to tie things at 26.

Bleckley led by eight in the third but the Raiderettes were within four going to the fourth.  A 9-0 start helped put the game away as BC won 55-48.  Troup finished with 18.  Blackshear scored 16.  N'yasia Anderson had nine second half points.

Savon Walters had four first half three's, two coming on back to back possessions in the second, as the Royals pushed what was a three-point first quarter lead to 36-26 at halftime.  The Raiders would rally, cutting what was 13-point lead to four with under five minutes left.  Rydealous Taylor had consecutive baskets as part of a 13-point output in the final four plus minutes.

Full Court Press: February 8

Here are high school basketball scores from February 8 as reported to 13WMAZ:

Mary Persons 68, West Laurens 43 (Girls)

West Laurens 82, Mary Persons 75 (Boys)

Baldwin 48, Rutland 39 (Girls)

Peach Co. 52  Central 41 (Girls)

Central 75, Peach County 44 (Boys)

Perry 57  Veterans 49 (Girls)

Veterans 58  Perry 51 (Boys)

Westfield 53  Tattnall 43 (Girls)

Tattnall 62  Westfield 53 (Boys)

Stratford 41  Mt. de Sales 30 (Girls)

Stratford 75  Mt. de Sales 45 (Boys)

Bleckley Co. 55  Northeast 48 (Girls)

Bleckley Co. 67  Northeast 58 (Boys)

Southwest 69  Henry Co. 45 (Girls)

Henry Co. 56  Southwest 45 (Boys)

Calvary Day 66  Treutlen 47 (Girls)

Calvary Day 58  Treutlen 41 (Boys)

Hawkinsville 71  Greenville 58 (Boys)

Wilcox Co. 86  Clinch Co. 37 (Boys)

BCHS Survives Cold Shooting to Pick Up Sweep at Monticello

BCHS Survives Cold Shooting to Pick Up Sweep at Monticello

The Lady Royals led just 18-16 at halftime of Tuesday's game at Monticello on an Alexis Woodfaulk basket with under a minute left in the second quarter.  They used a 22-4 third quarter to win 46-26.  Tia Troup scored 12.

The Royals led by four at halftime after being held scoreless over the final two plus minutes.  Dytrez Nelson's three pushed a three-point lead to six.  Perfect free throw shooting in the fourth helped Bleckley overcome their lowest offensive output of the year to win 32-23.  Mario Beck had 13.  Rydealous Taylor scored 11.

The Northeast girls lost at home Tuesday to Putnam County.  As a result, Friday's game against the Raiderettes gains importance.  A Lady Royals win and the teams are tied for first.  JV girls tip at 4:15 pm.  Senior night activities will take place between the girls and boys game.  The BCHS Cheerleading Camp participants will perform during halftime of the girls game.

Prep Scores For February 5

Here are your high school basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, February 5:

Washington Co. 48  Dodge Co. 45 (OT) (Girls)

Washington Co. 58  Dodge Co. 50 (Boys)

FPD 45  GMC 22 (Girls)

FPD 74  GMC 62 (Boys) Caleb DuPree 1000 Career Points

Bleckley Co. 46  Monticello 26 (Girls)

Bleckley Co. 32  Monticello 23 (Boys)

Peach Co. 66  Carver 44 (Girls)

Carver 72  Peach Co. 55 (Boys)

Westside 47  Baldwin 31 (Boys)

Howard 37  West Laurens 32 (Girls)

West Laurens 61  Howard 53 (Boys)

Westfield 64  Mt. de Sales 62 (Girls)

Mt. de Sales 59  Westfield 45 (Boys)

Tattnall 42  Stratford 38 (Girls)

Stratford 54  Tattnall 49 (Boys)

Rutland 56  Perry 28 (Girls)

Perry 84  Rutland 70 (Boys)

Warner Robins 44  Jones Co. 33 (Girls)

Deal recognizes Georgia Tourism Day, Unveils 2013 Travel Guide

Deal recognizes Georgia Tourism Day, Unveils 2013 Travel Guide

Gov. Nathan Deal joined Georgia tourism leaders today for the annual Tourism & Hospitality Day to spotlight the major contribution the industry makes to Georgia’s economy. Representatives from the tourism industry presented Deal with a check representing the $1.263 billion in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures in 2011.

“Georgia’s tourism industry is a main driver of our economy and employment with 10.3 percent of all jobs in the state directly or indirectly sustained by tourism activities,” said Deal. “The tourism industry has a positive effect on nearly every community in Georgia.”

BCHS Sweeps Fourth Region Series of Season

BCHS Sweeps Fourth Region Series of Season

Tia Troup scored 10 of her team leading  22 points in the second quarter and Dewanda Blackshear added 17 as the Lady Royals beat Lamar County 52-34. 

The win keeps Bleckley's slim hopes of catching Northeast for top seed.   BC trails Northeast by two games with two left.

Mario Beck scored 27 and Rydealous Taylor had 15 as the Royals completed the fourth sweep of a region opponent 65-51.  D'Andre Pitts scored 11, including three from three-point range and Derrick Farrow added 10. 

JV girls play at 4 p.m. Tuesday when BCHS travels to Monticello.