A 69-29 win over a Lake-side team with a 2-14 record last Friday wasn't much for the Greenbrier girls basketball team to brag about, but one Lady Wolfpack player reached a milestone.
Senior Michelle Swiec, with her fourth point of the night, hit the 1,500-point mark for her high school career.
Swiec went on to score 10 points, and 11 other Greenbrier girls also put the ball into the basket to improve to a county record 20-0 overall and 4-0 in Region 3B-AAAA play.
The Lady Wolfpack also entered the week with unprecedented state recognition. For the first time in school history, the Greenbrier girls are ranked Class AAAA No. 2 in the sportswriter's poll and No. 4 in the coaches poll.
"I guess you could say it's a milestone for the program, but we can't worry about rankings," Greenbrier girls basketball coach Garrett Black said. "I will say this: If we don't show up to play, we're not a top 10 team."
Live and die at buzzer
Evans' boys basketball team took a hard loss on the road Friday night with a 59-58 Statesboro victory.
The Knights trailed by 15 points at halftime but rallied to take the lead in the closing seconds. Senior Brandon Durr nailed a deep 3-pointer with seven seconds for a 58-57 Evans lead, but Statesboro's Shanchez Ware countered with a lay-up as time expired for a key Region 3B-AAAA Blue Devil win.
Durr scored a game-high 27 points in the loss.
Evans girls lose
The Lady Knights lost 63-38 at Statesboro on Friday night after a second quarter that saw the Lady Blue Devils outscore Evans 23-6. The Lady Knights dropped to 8-8 overall and 0-3 in the Region 3B-AAAA standings.
Harlem's boys and girls dropped a pair of games during the weekend against region opponent Glenn Hills. The Lady Bulldogs, still playing without sophomore leading scorer Nicole Wells, fell 47-24 while the Harlem boys lost 70-56. Bulldog sophomore Cedric Boatner put up 17 points in the loss, while Kenny Stampley added 12 points.
Augusta Prep's girls basketball team dropped its first region game of the season with a 51-30 loss at John Milledge Academy. Lady Cavalier leading scorer Laura Kopald was held to 13 points as Augusta Prep fell to 10-10 for the season.
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