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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.

12 Ways to Excel in 2012

12 Ways to Excel in 2012

 

The word of the year is “Excel.”  You can excel at anything that you set your heart to doing.  This year belongs to those who have believe in their dreams, and not only plan, but are willing to take action in turning their dreams and goals into reality.  

Here are a 12 ways to Excel in 2012. 

Central Georgians React to Verizon Wireless Outage

If you're a Verizon Wireless customer you may have felt out of touch Friday.

Cheryl Bloodworth says she was in town looking for bridesmaid dresses with her sister and aunt and couldn't get in touch with her groom.  "My phone wouldn't ring. I would try to call and it would go straight to his voicemail and when somebody would try to call me it would be very staticky; you couldn't hear anything." says Bloodworth.

Her phone wasn't the only one affected.  Representatives from Verizon Wireless say several cell towers in Central Georgia including ones in Warner Robins, Macon and Milledgeville were out of service.

Bloodworth says the disruption made it harder to plan her big day, because she relies on her cell for everything. "Emails, social networking, calls, text messaging--everything and if you don't have your cell phone and it goes out you're pretty much stuck." says Bloodworth.

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.

Prep Hoop Scores For January 10

Here are the prep basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, January 10:

Boys:

Dodge Co. 63  Dublin 57

Taylor Co. 82  Dooly Co. 47

Mary Persons 62  Rutland 57

Alcovy 60  Jones Co. 34

Tattnall 56  Mt. de Sales 39

Northeast 79  Southwest 60

Howard 64  Central 61 (Overtime)

Wilcox Co. 88  Irwin Co. 38

Washington Co. 61  Butler 49

Westside 59  Perry 41

Veterans 52  West Laurens 45

Bleckley Co. 60  East Laurens 55

Girls:

Mary Persons 43  Rutland 37

Dublin 65  Dodge Co. 60

Taylor Co. 65  Dooly Co. 42

Treutlen 44  Wheeler Co. 39

Alcovy 57  Jones Co. 24

Mt. de Sales 41  Tattnall 32

Northeast 43  Southwest 41

Howard 57  Central 31

Irwin Co. 56  Wilcox Co. 54

Georgia Regents Approve Macon State-Middle Georgia Merger

ATLANTA (AP) -- The state Board of Regents has approved the unprecedented merger of eight colleges to reduce costs, shrinking the university system from 35 to 31 institutions for the first time ever.

The plan approved Tuesday will consolidate Waycross College with South Georgia College in Douglas; Augusta State College with the Georgia Health Sciences University; Middle Georgia College with Macon State College; and Gainesville State College with North Georgia College & State University.

University system Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced the move last week after visiting each campus to talk with administrators face-to-face.

The university system began a study this fall to determine whether 35-campus system should shrink the number of institutions it runs to help cut administrative costs. Officials said it could be another year before any changes are made.