Swainsboro Tigers ready as big games approach
by Halei Lamb | January 12, 2018 3:12 pm
by TROUP BRINSON
January is when Tiger basketball gets serious. The holiday season is a hard time to stay sharp with 7-10 day stretches between games and seasonal distractions. Swainsboro’s basketball program has avoided early season potholes and are sharpening their focus with important games on the horizon.
The Lady Tigers (11-2) lost their first two games of the season over the holidays, both losses to 5A schools, Ware County and Veterans, but were poised and ready for the new year. A pair of region games awaited the Lady Tigers over the weekend, Vidalia being first up with a home game last Friday night and Swainsboro had no trouble dispatching an overmatched Indians squad with a 70-16 blowout. Aaliyah Hughes led four players in double figures with 18 points. Charlsey Kelly poured in 15 points, Dynesha Brown added 11 points, and Chloe Moore had 10 points. Swainsboro had a tougher time with 1-loss St. Vincent’s on Saturday night. Close throughout, Swainsboro pulled away and won 59-46 to remain unbeaten in region play. Metter was expected to pose a challenge on Tuesday night at 11-3 and only one region loss. Results were unavailable at press time.
The varsity boys have an equally impressive record at 10-3, but are still waiting to…
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