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BCHS Opens Sub-Region Play with Sweep

BCHS Opens Sub-Region Play with Sweep

Tia Troup scored 18 points and Nyaisa Anderson added 12 as the Lady Royals won in Dublin 58-43. 

Brentine Taylor had 23 points, Marcus Mack had 12, and Vidal Nelson added 11 as the boys completed the sweep 65-53. 

The wins mark the first for Bleckley basketball in Dublin since the two schools became region opponents.

BCHS continues play in Region 3B-AA Tuesday at East Laurens. 

JV girls begin at 4:15 p.m. with varsity tipping at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Middle School Plays First Basketball Games in New Gym.

Bleckley Middle School Plays First Basketball Games in New Gym.

It had been two years since Bleckley County Middle School had a true "home" basketball game.  Last season's games were played at the high school due to construction of the new middle school. 

As work was being completed during the fall, Bleckley County Middle School played its first seven games on the road.

First classes were held in the new school Monday. 

Thursday, the Barons and Lady Barons got to play a true home game as they hosted Dublin Middle School.

Though the girls lost 36-11 the boys overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 32-29. 

Fans who have not seen the new gym will have another opportunity Monday when Bleckley hosts West Laurens Middle School at 4 p.m.

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Tyresha Williams scored six of her 23 points in a 12-0 fourth quarter run to help the Lady Royals erase a 10-point deficit versus Wilcox County. 

Bleckley won 57-55.  Despite numerous rally attempts, the Royals could not overcome an early 17-point deficit against the fifth-ranked Patriots as they lost 91-82. 

Brentine Taylor had 24 points and 13 rebounds.  DeMario Beck had 16 points and 11 boards off the bench.

BCHS begins sub-region play Friday in Dublin. 

Both JV teams will be in action with the girls starting at 4 p.m.  Varsity games begin at 7 p.m.

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley shook off Wednesday's bad game versus Washington County to defeat host Jones County 58-44 in the consolation game of the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic Thursday.  Marcus Mack had 13 points and four steals.  Raykel Anderson added 10 off the bench.  Vidal Nelson, who led the team in rebounds for the tournament, was named to the All-Tournament team.

Both teams will be in action when BCHS hosts Wilcox County January 4.  JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m., varsity games begin at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley's boys had just ten points at halftime and a season-low 16 as they lost to Washington County 63-16 Wednesday in the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic. 

The Royals play for third place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Jones County High School.

Bleckley Boys Survive Scare to Advance in Jones Christmas Tourney

Bleckley Boys Survive Scare to Advance in Jones Christmas Tourney

Though up 30-10 at the half, the Bleckley boys allowed Putnam County to draw within 36-34 with two minutes left in Tuesday's opening game of the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic.  Brentine Taylor's three-point play broke Putnam's momentum, and Vidal Nelson hit two free throws late to help preserve a 41-40 win.  Taylor had 10 points.  Marcus Mack led with 12.  Nelson had seven points and 10 rebounds.

BCHS plays Washingon County Wednesday at Jones County High School.  Tip time is 5:30 p.m.

Boys Win Bear Brawl Championship, Girls Finish Second

Boys Win Bear Brawl Championship, Girls Finish Second

Brentine Taylor had his second straight double double (28 points, 14 rebounds) and Vidal Nelson, Marcus Mack, and Raykel Anderson all had 12 points as Bleckley won the boys Bear Braw title over Carver 78-66.  Nelson made the all-tournament team.

Down 15 in the fourth, the Lady Royals cut a 15-point deficit to five.  But they could not complete the comeback as Bleckley lost the girls championship game to Warner Robins 60-50.  Nyaisa Anderson had 14 points.  Rickenya Jenkins finished with 13.  Tyresha Williams made the all-tournament team.

The Bleckley girls are off until Jan. 4.  The boys play Dec. 27 in the Jones County Christmas Tournament. 

Their first opponent is Putnam County.  Tip time is 2:30 p.m.