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Big Wins for Both Teams as Bleckley Sweeps Crawford County

Big Wins for Both Teams as Bleckley Sweeps Crawford County

Cam Tillman scored five of her team high 19 points in the second quarter as the Lady Royals opened a 20-point lead over Crawford County at home Friday.  Bleckley used a 29-point third quarter to blow the game open en route to a 70-13 win.  N'yasia Anderson chipped in with 10 points.  The 70 points was a season high.

Rydealous Taylor had 13 first quarter points and finished with 35, a career high.  The Royals scored 26 fourth quarter points en route to a 90-54 win.  The 90 points is the most ever scored under current head coach Cliff Kerbo.

Mario Beck had 18.  Derrick Farrow chipped in with a season high 12.  BCHS plays at Dublin High School Saturday.  JV play at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Farmers Worry About Crop Insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural lawmakers worried that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in any deal to avert the "fiscal cliff" are shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.


The farm-state leaders hope that if they can strike a deal on a farm bill, it might be included in a broader package to undo tax increases and spending cuts scheduled to automatically kick in next year. But the leaders hit an impasse this week, just as President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner did in their negotiations.


The Senate and House agriculture bills preserve crop insurance subsidies and create new crop insurance programs.


The White House in the past has targeted the insurance program for cuts.

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Prep Basketball Scores For December 14

Here are high school basketball scores reported to 13WMAZ for Friday, December 14:


Tift Co.  58  Central  27

Northeast  57  Lamar Co.  41

West Laurens  49  Rutland  44

Warner Robins  39  Houston Co.  35

Southwest  66  Carver  37

Harris Co.  60  FPD  44

Bleckley Co.  70  Crawford Co.  23

Howard  48  Mary Persons  47

Jones Co.  47  Dodge Co.  46

Peach Co.  55  Jackson  17

Taylor Co.  53  Monticello  46


Rutland  65  West Laurens  59

Carver  74  Southwest  46

John Milledge  54  Brentwood  51

FPD  64  Harris Co.  57

Bleckley Co.  90  Crawford Co.  54

Bleckley Football Players Selected to Region 4-AA All Region Team

Bleckley Football Players Selected to Region 4-AA All Region Team

Twelve Bleckley players were selected to the Region 4-AA All Region Team. 

Selections were announced Friday.  They were as follows.  First team.  OL: Phillip Manning.  QB: Tavon Ross.  RB: Ken Hughes.  DB: Derrick Farrow.  Second Team.  K: Jacob Echols.  OL: Cody Pierce.  OL: Quay Cook.  DL: Caleb Wynne.  DL: Shaunkendrick Brown.  LB: Shamar Slappy.  DB: D'Andre Pitts.  DB: Rydealous Taylor.

BCHS Splits Region Opener at Putnam County

BCHS Splits Region Opener at Putnam County

The Lady Royals, after leading by nine in the first quarter and six in the third, had cut a six-point deficit to one in the fourth.  They had the ball with 34 seconds left but could not get off a clean shot in a 52-49 loss to open region play.  Tia Troup scored 20.  Cam Tillman had 14.  Both were season highs.  N'yasia Anderson did not reach double figures for just the second time.

Mario Beck had six first quarter points and a buzzer beating putback to end the third.  The Royals had a 23-point lead at halftime and were up 31 to end the third as they rolled 50-13.  Beck had 19 points.  Ken Hughes had a season high 14.

Region 4-AA play continues Friday at home versus Crawford County.  Tip time is 6 p.m.


Royals Unable to Hold Lead in Home Split with Dodge County

Royals Unable to Hold Lead in Home Split with Dodge County

N'yasia Anderson had 12 second quarter points and the Lady Royals only points of the fourth as they avoided letting a 20-point lead go versus Dodge County.  The 44-30 win marked the first sweep for BCHS in at least 20 years.  Anderson finished with 20.  Tia Troup scored 13.

Despite going scoreless over the final two minutes of each of the first three quarters, the Royals had an 11-point lead versus Dodge County going to the fourth.  Bleckley would not score until 4:25 remained.  The Indians went ahead on a three with 2:24 left.

DCHS led by one with under a minute left.  They missed the front end of a one and one but got the rebound and scored to go up three.  Rydealous Taylor connected on a three with 12 seconds remaining to cut what was a four-point deficit to one.  BC had one final chance to tie after a pair of Dodge made free throws but it was short.

BCHS Sweeps Season Series from Hawkinsville

BCHS Sweeps Season Series from Hawkinsville

The Lady Royals again jumped out to an early lead, 21-0 after one quarter.  All five starters scored at least two points as Bleckley repeated their 66-11 win Friday in Hawkinsville.  N'yasia Anderson scored seven of her 18 points in the first quarter.  Tia Troup scored six in the second, finishing with 15.

Each time the Royals would build a double digit lead versus the Red Devils, Hawkinsville answered back.  A 12-point second quarter lead was cut to four before a strong finish by BCHS. 

An 11-point third quarter lead was down to five before BC answered with a 12-4 run.

HHS got within 10 in the fourth but BCHS closed the game on a 17-6 run to win 66-45.  Mario Beck scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half.  Dytrez Nelson added 10.

Bleckley hosts Dodge County Saturday.  JV games start at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.