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POSTED: February 8, 2007 5:05 a.m.
After two defeats on the road, the Bryan County Redskins can’t seem to break their now six game losing streak.
With athletic superstars such as Alkeem Collins, Jerry Graves, and Willie DeLoach, all with well over 100 points for the season so far, who would have thought the Redskins would be humbled by Pierce County 55-43 and then again by Claxton 58-41?
The two losses on the road this week bring the Redskins’ season record to 4-11 with lots more basketball yet to play.
Last Tuesday night the Redskins traveled the distance to Pierce County where a fierce home court advantage in the Cave gave the Bears an early lead. Both teams kept up a high intensity level, but several turnovers and fouls lead to 29-18 Pierce County lead at the half.
Storming out of the locker room, Willie DeLoach hustled all over the court creating opportunities the Redskins were able to capitalize upon.
This aggressive play brought a seemingly hopeless game to one where the Redskins had a chance of victory. Fouls were key in the third quarter, 7 Bear fouls to 3 Redskin fouls, but Pierce County remained on top. Two minutes into the fourth quarter, however, the Redskins tied the game, forcing the Bear bench to call time out to regroup. Although the Redskins came back hard in the final minutes, the Bears held the lead with a final score 55-43.
Scoring – Alkeem Collins 17, DJ McElroy 6, Stephen Ranger 5, Keith Kelly 4, Willie DeLoach 4, Winston Johnson 3, Trey Boatright 2, and Jerry Graves 2.
In a highly anticipated game against the Claxton Tigers, the Bryan County Redskins scored only 1 out of 10 three-pointers shot, making 32 of their 41 points in the paint. Without an accurate 3-point game, the Redskins were forced to tough it out against a highly aggressive Claxton team.
Within the opening minutes of the game it became obvious that what Claxton lacked in unity, they more than made up for in athleticism. Driving the ball to the goal, Claxton ended the first quarter with a 6 point lead. Inaccurate 3-point shooting cost Bryan County several key possessions throughout the game– possessions the Redskin defense worked hard to achieve.
 In the end, Claxton athleticism may have been too much for Bryan County’s young team to handle, as the Tigers powered their way to a 58-41 victory.  
Scoring – Stephen Ranger 12, Alkeem Collins 10, Willie DeLoach 9, Winston Johnson 2, Jerry Graves 2, Trey Boatright 2, Berry Spencer 1, and DJ McElroy 1.

 

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