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Lady Wildcats go to semifinals; Wildcats out of tourney

The Schley County Wildcats suffered a pair of losses on Feb. 6-7. On the sixth, the Wildcats faced the Marion County Eagles in Buena Vista. The Eagles pulled in an 82-58 victory over Schley in the team’s final region 4A match of the regular season.

The Wildcats wrapped up their regular season the next afternoon, facing the Glascock County Panthers in a non-region contest in Gibson. The Wildcats dropped a 49-65 decision in the Feb. 7 match.

The Wildcats were invited to play an in-game against the Brookstone Cougars to determine which team would progress to the region tournament. The Wildcats fell to the Cougars 74-49 in the contest, squashing the team’s chances at continuing in the post-season.

The Schley boys fought hard against the very talented Marion County Eagles in the first match of the weekend, but an early deficit proved too much for the team to overcome.

Kevin Poole was named “Player of the Game” after earning 23 points and adding four rebounds and four assists to Schley’s stats in the match. Kyle Moore followed him, posting a double-double in the match with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Wildcats geared up on Feb. 7 and traveled to Gibson to face the Glascock Panthers. Glascock grabbed an early lead in the match, scoring 22 points in the first quarter and giving up only 11. Schley’s boys brought their “A” game to the second quarter and closed the gap by posting 18 points and holding the Panthers to 6 for a 29-28 lead at the half.

Glascock’s boys came back strong in the second half, however, and built a cushion that Schley would not be able to overcome. The Panthers went home with a 65-49 win.

N. Sims led the Wildcats’ offense in this match, putting up 17 points. Poole added 11 points.

In the Feb. 10 match against Brookstone, the Cougars pulled ahead early, outscoring the Wildcats 16-4 in the first quarter. Schley made up some ground in the second, posting 19 points and giving up 14 to trail 23-30 at the half.

Brookstone got down to business after the break, scoring 21 and 23 points in the third and fourth quarters while holding Schley to 16 and 10 points, respectively.

N. Sims led the team’s scorers in this match with 17 points. Arnett followed closely with 12.

With the heartbreaking defeat, the Wildcats wrap up their 2014-15 season.

The Lady Wildcats dropped a 53-78 decision against Marion’s Lady eagles on Feb. 6 in their final region match of the regular season, bringing the team’s region record to 4-12.

Schley’s girls returned to the court the next evening in Gibson to face the Glascock County Lady Panthers for their final non-region match of the regular season. The Lady Wildcats wrapped up the season in style with a 49-32 victory in the contest, bringing their overall record to 9-15 on the season.

The Lady Wildcats took the court again on Feb. 11 for the first round of the region 4A tournament against the Central High School Lady Hawks in Ellaville. The Schley girls won a 43-38 decision in the contest.

The Lady Wildcats took an early 16-10 lead in the first quarter and steadily padded their advantage over the next 16 minutes. The Lady Hawks began to make up ground in the final frame, posting 14 points and holding Schley to only six. They never had the opportunity to overcome the Lady Wildcats’ substantial lead, however, and Schley’s girls emerged victorious.

Trenity Coleman scored 19 points in the match and Whitney Worth posted 11.

With the win, the Lady Wildcats moved on to face the Hawkinsville Lady Red Devils in the second leg of the tourney on Feb. 12. The results of this match were not available at press time. Please visit www.americustimesrecorder.com for the results of the semifinal and final matches.

The region championship will take place on Feb. 14.