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Local hoops action on tap Tuesday
Liberty County coach Carolyn Kelly talks to her players during the Lady Panthers’ game against Beach on Dec. 9. The Lady Panthers, who have not played since Dec. 20, will hit the court Thursday for a region game at West Laurens. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
With the holiday season behind us, the pulse of area high school basketball picks up. Here is a quick look at some of the upcoming action.
Jan. 6

• Bradwell Institute
The Tigers play host to Savannah High in a Region 3-AAAAA battle. Pete Woodard’s boys team will try and pull off an upset against the Blue Jackets, who are 9-2 overall, 3-0 in the region. They were scheduled to play Keenan, S.C., in a non-region test Saturday night.
Bradwell has won three straight games after starting the season 0-5. The Tigers were scheduled to take on visiting Long County in a non-region game last night.
The Lady Tigers stayed busy over Christmas week by taking the title at the Great Southern Shootout in Macon. As of Friday, they owned a 7-1 record, 2-0 in the region. They took on Long County on Saturday night, then will meet the struggling Lady Blue Jackets, who are 0-3 in the region, on Tuesday.

• Long County
The Blue Tide took on Bradwell in a non-region game last night and will face Region 2-AA foe Pierce County on Tuesday. As of Friday, the Bears were 2-8, 0-3. They were scheduled to play a non-region game against Ware County on Saturday.
The Lady Blue Tide will take on Pierce on Tuesday. Long is 1-1 in the region, while Pierce is 3-0.

Jan. 9

• Liberty County

Liberty County, which has not played since Dec. 20, returns to action with an away game against Region 3-AAA opponent West Laurens on Friday. The Panther boys, 10-1 overall, 2-0 in the region, are still ranked No. 4 in the Class AAA coaches poll. West Laurens is 5-5 overall, 2-0 in the region.
The Lady Panthers are also enjoying a good season thus far. Entering Friday’s game, they are 8-3, 1-1 in the region. The Lady Raiders are 4-6, 0-2.

• Bradwell Institute

The Tigers will face another region foe in Windsor Forest. As of Friday, Windsor’s boys’ team was 1-2, while the girls were 2-1. Both teams took on Johnson High on Tuesday.

• Long County

The Blue Tide will take on Charlton County. Both teams from Folkston entered the game with 0-2 region records.
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