Bradwell Institute’s basketball teams were in Camden County Monday and Tuesday for the first round of the Region 3-AAAAA tournament. Liberty County High School’s girls’ basketball team were in Thomson Tuesday to start their Region 3-AAAA tournament.
The Lady Tigers lost Monday 53-50 to Ware County. The Bradwell girls finished the basketball season 13-13 overall and 4-9 in region play.
Tuesday the Bradwell boys took on Richmond Hill falling 67-50. The Tigers finished 6-19 overall and 1-12 in the region.
Tuesday night the Liberty County High School Lady Panther basketball team had their small fan base in a frenzy at Thomson High School. The Lady Panthers were playing New Hampstead facing elimination if they lost.
The Liberty girls led 12-7 at the close of the first quarter and were up 20-15 at the half.
It looked like the Lady Panthers had the game in the bag but the Lady Phoenix was looking for an upset. Trailing 37-32 in the third quarter the Lady Phoenix rallied and tied the game 40-40 with 2:35 remaining. New Hampstead then took a 44-40 lead with only 1:42 left on the clock.
The game took on a furious pace and Lady Panther Alaynna Flanders sank a shot as the buzzer ended the game. Liberty prevailed winning 48-47 to advance to round two.
The Liberty boys had a first round bye as the top seeded team in the region.
Liberty County High School will host the semi-final games Thursday and the championship games Friday.
Thursday the Burke County girls will tip-off against Thomson at 4 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m. it’s the Thomson and Burke boys’ teams going against each other. The Lady Panthers play Wayne County at 7 p.m. and the Liberty boys play New Hampstead at 8:30 p.m.
Friday the girls’ consolation game will be played at 4 p.m. followed by the boys’ consolation game. The girls’ championship game will be at 7 p.m. and the boys’ championship game will follow.