Liberty County visited the Tattnall County Battle Creek Warriors on Tuesday night when the boys squad continued its winning streak with a 66-49 win and the Lady Panthers suffered their second straight loss, falling 48-54.
The Panther boys remain in first place in region 3-AAA as they move to 15-1 overall and 6-0 in the region. After a disappointing 18-point loss (34-52) at Baldwin last Friday, the Lady Panthers dropped their second game at Tattnall, moving to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the region.
The Panthers hit the road again, heading for a rematch in Washington County on Saturday. The Panthers took down the Golden Hawks by three (58-55) in their last match Dec. 19. However, in this week’s GaSports.com coaches poll, Washington is ranked No. 2 in the region, making Saturday’s game a battle for the top spot.
Jordan McRae and Rion Brown paced the Panthers, each earning 13 points.
After losing to Baldwin by 18 points last week, the Lady Panthers looked to turn the tables against the Battle Creek Lady Warriors. Freshman Diamone Johnson emerged as a leader, fighting for rebounds and improving her shot. Johnson led the offense with 12 points against Tattnall County.
The Lady Panthers are ranked No. 4 in the region after Baldwin, Washington and Richmond Hill. A win at Washington would move them up the rankings, however, the last time they played, the Lady Panthers lost 49-53.