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Winter sports come to a close

Posted: February 17, 2012 - 9:21am  |  Updated: February 19, 2012 - 12:11am
Lakeside's Cassie Bryant scores the final two points of the Lady Panthers season as she finished with 15 points for the game. The Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats won 61-47.  Special Photo by Gilbert Miller
Special Photo by Gilbert Miller
Lakeside's Cassie Bryant scores the final two points of the Lady Panthers season as she finished with 15 points for the game. The Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats won 61-47.

Region 2-AAAA and Region 3-AAA basketball tournaments came to a conclusion Thursday night for Columbia County schools, with none moving on to the state playoffs.

After a first-round bye, Evans High (15-11,7-3) fell to Liberty County 44-39 in a Thursday matchup. A win would have put the Knights in the state playoffs.

In girls Region 2-AAAA play on Wednesday, the Lakeside girls (10-15, 3-7) saw the season end with a 61-47 loss to Richmond Hill.

In Region 3-AAA play, the Grovetown girls (17-10, 4-6) faced defending state champion Washington County and missed the state tournament with a 66-42 loss.

When Region 2-AAAA boys play got underway Tuesday, Greenbrier (9-16, 3-7) lost to Wayne County 67-49, while Lakeside (11-15, 2-8) lost 51-40 to Richmond Hill.

Swimming and diving seasons wrapped up Feb. 11 at the Georgia High School Association Swimming Finals.

On the girls side, Greenbrier led Columbia County by finishing in sixth place, followed by Lakeside in 13th and Grovetown in 32nd.

For the boys, Greenbrier led the way in 15th place, Lakeside was 26th and Evans came in at 39th.

Individually, Greenbrier’s Nick Brown won the first state title in school history, placing first in the 100 Breaststroke in 58.80.

For the girls, Katherine Huff took second in the Girls 100 Freestyle for Lakeside, finishing in 51.74.

The GHSA Wrestling Championships ran Thursday through Saturday at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

Representing Columbia County was Grovetown’s 138-pounder Brandon Nylen in Georgia AAA.

In AAAA, Shane
Wuchte represented Greenbrier at 182 pounds while Lakeside sent Brad Sankey and Sean Gaddy to compete in the 195-pound and 220-pound classes, respectively.

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