January 24, 2022

Lady Braves advance at Christmas Classic

santa-dunking(Villa Rica, GA) — The Lady Braves varsity basketball team advanced in the winner’s bracket at round one of the SMI Carroll County Christmas Classic Thursday night with a 39-29 win over the Villa Rica Lady Wildcats.

Madison Whitehead led the Lady Braves in scoring with 12 points, Jordan Watson had 11 and Cali Harrod finished with six.

The win earned Coach Helen Akins and her squad a 7:00 round two match-up with Bremen at 7:00 Friday also in Villa Rica.

Bremen defeated Temple on Thursday 57-18. The win moves the Lady Braves to 2-3 on the season.

Coach Phillip Manning and the boys varsity team were knocked off by the Wildcats 72-22 and will now take on Bremen in round two at 5:30 Friday also in Villa Rica. Bremen was defeated by Temple 58-27.

The other half of Thursday night’s opening round games took place in Bowdon where in boy’s action Lithia Springs took down Central 93-37 and Bowdon upended Mt. Zion 75-46.

In the other girl’s games at Bowdon, Central edged Lithia Springs 51-50 and Bowdon beat Mt. Zion 70-52.

The tourney will wrap with games all day Saturday in Villa Rica.

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