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Lady Eagles Win Region

The Montgomery County High School Eagles basketball teams took part in the Region Tournament last week with the Lady Eagles keeping their run alive and moving to 26-1 on the year. The boys dropped two games to fall to 11-17, but both teams will move into the State Playoffs. The girls enter the playoffs as the #3 ranked team in the state.

Girls vs. ECI

The girls first took on Emanuel County Institute. ECI held the early lead on the Lady Eagles, 12-11, by the end of the first quarter. ECI kept up the pace in the second as they led 24-22 heading to halftime.

The Lady Eagles came out of the locker room and went to work in the third as they held the Lady Bulldogs to just 3 points. The Eagles put 20 on the board to take a 42-27 lead into the fourth quarter. MCHS took the win, 53- 36.

MCHS was led by Marley Bell with 20 points, Amire Banks added 12, and Jaliya Moore score 10 in the win.

Boys vs. Portal

The MCHS boys had to take on the Panthers of Portal, who are the #3 ranked team in the state. Portal jumped out to a 21-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They were on top 46-13 by halftime.

The score at the end of the third quarter was 73-31, and Portal took the win over the Eagles 88-52.

MCHS was led by Tristian Bell with 21 points and Jakobe Mobley added 14 in the loss.

Girls vs. Jenkins

The Lady Eagles brought home the Region Championship with the win over the War Eagles of Jenkins County. MCHS held a 12-7 lead after the first quarter of the game and pushed that lead to 23-09 by halftime, and were in full control.

Jenkins did keep pace in the second half, but the Lady Eagles already had too big a lead. MCHS led the game 4026 heading to the fourth quarter and MCHS took the win 53-37.

Banks led MCHS with 23 points in the game, with Bell adding 16, and Moore scoring 9.

Boys vs. McIntosh

The boys next face off with McIntosh County Academy. MCA pulled ahead in the first quarter and were on top 25-15. They extended that lead to 45-25 by the end of the first half.

The Eagles played better in the second half but could not catch up. The score at the end of the third was 64-45, and MCA won the game 78-59.

This week the Lady Eagles faced off with Treutlen County on Tuesday after presstime in the first round of the GHSA State A Division 2 Playoffs. The boys were at Dooly County on Tuesday after presstime for their first round matchup.

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