Swainsboro finishes 14-0 in region as regular season closes
by Halei Lamb | February 8, 2018 4:15 pm
by TROUP BRINSON
Both Swainsboro Tiger boys’ and girls’ programs ran through their region schedules undefeated and capped off their regular season schedules in impressive fashion.
The girls finished off the regular season with a perfect 3–0 week and have won 12 of their past 13 games, losing only once in the new year.
The boys lost their regular season finale in Wilkinson County (ranked No. 5 in Class A), snapping a 13-game win streak. They still have won 13 of their past 14 games (18 out of 20) and only lost once since January began.
The Lady Tigers (21–3) and the Tigers (20–4) will begin the region playoffs on Friday night in Toombs County (playoff host), both with early round byes to the semifinals. The girls will play at 7 p.m. and the boys at 8:30 p.m., as both have already secured a berth into the state playoffs beginning the following weekend.
The Tigers started the week with a great deal of adversity on Tuesday night as they traveled to Metter to play a highly motivated team on their senior night. When you are one of the top five teams in the state with only three losses on your resume, teams will load up and give you their best shot when given the opportunity. That’s just what happened as Metter came out on fire, scoring the game’s first 10 points and forcing an early timeout from the visiting Tigers. Swainsboro was getting good looks, but the Tigers’ long range specialist, Trevino Jones, got off to a cold start and missed repeatedly from the outside. Swainsboro rallied and tied the game at 20-all, only to see Metter race away again and open a 16-point lead late in the half.
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