The Liberty County Recreation Department’ Shuman Center was one of several sites that hosted the District 2 Basketball Championships on Feb. 27-28, featuring basketball teams from the surrounding communities vying for a chance to play at the state meet.
In the first round of the girls’ mite league, Camden County lost to Douglas-Coffee, 10-13. Ware County beat Liberty County, 34-12, and went on to win the title, defeating Douglas-Coffee 29-5.
In the mite boys’ division, Douglas-Coffee defeated Camden County and Liberty County defeated Fort Stewart to advance to round two.
Douglas-Coffee defeated Wayne County and Liberty defeated Ware County to meet for the finals where Liberty County won, 52-31, against Douglas-Coffee.
In the girls midget league Liberty County squared off against Douglas-Coffee County in round one with Liberty taking a 46-28 victory. Wayne County defeated Camden County to advance as well. In round two Liberty County defeated Fort Stewart and Wayne County won against Ware County. Liberty went on to win the final round dropping Wayne County 46-40.
In Douglas-Coffee County the boys’ midget leagued battled with the Liberty team facing the host team for the final game. However, Douglas-Coffee took the trophy with a 63-58 win against the local boys. In the junior boys’ division Liberty County defeated Fort Stewart 66-27, Brunswick 65-32 to make the final game where they won against Ware County 72-34.
In the senior division Liberty won against Ware County 78-40 and took the crown by defeating Wayne County 73-56 in the finals.