As an impact on the game’s final outcome, Demia Hartwell’s missed 3-point shot at the buzzer meant little.
But it could have been big in determining the Region 1-AAAAA regular season champion.
Hartwell and the Statesboro Lady Blue Devils downed the visiting Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers 66-60 Saturday night at the SHS gym. Statesboro and Bradwell each went to 7-2 in the region – but the missed shot gave BI a leg up on the point differential tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed.
A loss to Jenkins on Tuesday, though, knocked the Lady Tigers out of the top spot.
Parris Parham paced Bradwell with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Jamia Ousley had 10 points and five boards. Janiyah Blevins added nine points and six rebounds. Alysia Estrada scored seven points and dished out five assists, Raliyah Rivers had seven points and seven boards, Jordyn Rogers had six points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals, Kaydence Kern added six points and four rebounds and Destiny Gethers had five points and seven rebounds.
Hartwell was 3-of-4 from 3-point range and finished with 10 points and Alyssa Staten led the way with 22 points and 20 rebounds. Reya Johnson had 15 points, along with six rebounds and eight assists, and Maggie O’Neill added 11 points.
Statesboro was 8-of-18 from behind the 3-point line and 17-of-27 from the free throw stripe.
Bradwell followed that loss with a 51-42 defeat at Jenkins, sending the Lady Tigers into third place in the region standings. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season at 20-4 overall and 7-3 in the region.
Parham had 18 points and Rogers scored 14 but the Lady Tigers were just 15-of-57 from the field. Ousley added seven points.
Bradwell will open the region tournament Monday against Greenbrier.