The Statesboro Blue Devils JV boys’ basketball team and the Beach High JV girls’ basketball team were to champions in the 27th annual Donell Woods Memorial Tournament held Jan. 18 at Bradwell Institute.
The Tigers boys and girls both finished the tournament as the runners-up.
In the girls’ division Tattnall County defeated Ware County 37-22. Liberty County went against Beach High falling 35-17. Tattnall County played the Bradwell Lady Tigers. The home team took down the Warriors 39-16. Ware County defeated Liberty’s Lady Panthers 31-27.
That set up the championship game between long-time rivals – the Lady Tigers and Beach High. The game was a nail biter but the Beach High girls eked out a 24-20 win for the trophy.
In the boys’ division, Statesboro beat Liberty 78-49. Bradwell played Coffee County in game two, winning 52-29. Coffee then defeated Liberty 54-47. It was Bradwell vs. Statesboro for the title. The Blue Devils won 45-34.