The Swainsboro Tigers (14-1) took two tough region opponents to the woodshed this past weekend, blowing out Vidalia 67-46 and Bacon County 55-40. The wins allow the Tigers to claim the #1 seed heading into the region playoffs next week as Swainsboro has dominated a stout Region 2-AA with a 11-0 record with just Jeff Davis remaining on the season schedule.
The Tigers hosted region rival Vidalia in the Tigers’ Den on Friday night and were far from hospitable to the Indians. Swainsboro pressed full court, and Vidalia struggled mightily to get into an offensive set, turning the ball over repeatedly as Swainsboro jumped out to a 12-0 lead early. Swainsboro led 29-22 at the half but turned on the jets midway in the 3rd quarter to pull away and take a 53-38 lead into the final period.
Fred Seabrough led the way with 16 points followed by 14 points from Tyler Kelly and 12 points from Derrick Jones.
Bacon County visited on Saturday night and once again Swainsboro’s defense was the key factor, limiting the Red Raiders to only 6 points in the opening quarter. Kelly scored 6 points by himself over that stretch in route to another strong performance. The Tigers slowly but surely pulled away from Bacon County to win by 15 points, led by Kelly’s 11-point performance and Derrick Jones, Demonte Smith, and Flex Washington all scoring 9 points as Swainsboro dominated from the guard position.
Swainsboro will wrap up the regular season this Saturday night at home against a very tough Jeff Davis squad as the Tigers look to go a perfect 12-0 in region play. Woodville-Tompkins and Jeff Davis are currently tied at 6-3 for second place with games to play this week. Region playoffs are set to begin next week with Swainsboro playing over the weekend for another region crown.