High school roundup: Lacy leads Hardaway to state playoff win

FROM STAFF REPORTSFebruary 21, 2014 

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Tyra Lacy scored 17 points and had seven steals to lead Hardaway to a first-round win over Ware County.

Taylor Keith had 10 points for the Lady Hawks. Shantel Wells pulled down seven rebounds.

Hardaway coach Kendall Mills was proud of his team's effort.

"We wanted to shorten the game since we were on the road," Mills said. "We were able to accomplish that. We played good zone defense. We packed it in and then forced them to shoot from outside."

Hardaway led 18-17 at the half in a hard fought game.

The Lady Hawks turned up the defense in the third quarter and outscored Ware County 12-3 to take control of the game.

Mills said Wells' rebounds and Lacy's steals were a big key in the win.

Hardaway was No. 3 seed from Region 1. Ware County was No. 2 from Region 2.

Hardaway goes to Greenbrier on Monday.

Friday at Ware County

Hardaway 8 10 12 15--45

Ware County 8 9 3 15--36

Hardaway (45)

Tyra Lacy 17, Taylor Keith 10, Ebonee McCrory 2, Damaris Crawford 2, Shantel Wells 4, Jada Lewis 4, Sha'kendra Pipkins 4. Dixon 2.

Ware County (36)

Nene Howard 17, Mackey 8, Wilson 6, Wilkins 5.

Team records: Hardaway 11-18. Next: Hardaway, Monday, at Greenbrier


The Brookstone Lady Cougars earned the No. 11 seed for the Class A private-school basketball tournament.

Brookstone will play at No. 6-seed Darlington on Monday in the first round.

According to the Rome school's website, the game will be played at 6 p.m.



The weather-delayed GHSA state wrestling tournaments began for Class AAAA and Class AAAAA wrestlers.

All seven of the local wrestlers dropped into the wrestlebacks on Friday.

Class A, AA and AAA will begin on Saturday.




Chris Massenburger (285)--1. def. Charles Lindemuth (Grov), 3:24. 2. lost to Seth Gorman (pope), DQ.

Xavier Woods (170)--1. def. Kit Pillow, 13-4. 2. lost to Jacob Sledger (SPA), 5:45.

Emilio-Evans Pagan (160)--1. Lost to Jake Hensen (Pope), 11-1.


Noah Forehand (160)--1. Jaquan Barefield 14-13. 2. Lost to Alex Walker (Whit), 3-2.

Harris County

Heath Suich (120)--1. Lost to Walker Yarbrough (Pope), 1:35.

Class AAAA


Tristan Catterton (152)--1. Def. Eric Smith (Madi), 5-3. 2. Lost to Johnie Flakes (Gilm), 13-3.

Katrell Smith (160)--1. Lost to Brandon Bensen (Logr), 5-1.



Cason Greathouse knocked in three runs and Chris Scribner two as Columbus rolled over Woodward Academy.

Troy Gilliland went three innings to pick up the win.Friday at Columbus

Woodward 000 000 --0 1 1

Columbus 216 001 --10 10 1

WP--Troy Gilliland (1-0). LP--Jackson (0-1). Hitting leaders--Columbus Cason Greathouse 2-3, 3RBI; Chris Scribner 3-3, 2RBI, 2 2B; Knox Carter 1-2, 2B, RBI. Records--Columbus 2-0. Next--Columbus, Tuesday at Northgate.


LAKELAND, Ga. -- Andrew Hamric homered and drove in four runs to lead Brookstone to a win over Lanier County in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

Hamric and Eliot Turner each had two hits for the Cougars.

Keith Pridgen and Drew Webb each drove in two runs.

Guy Peek (1-0) gave up no hits, allowed four walks and struck out two in three innings for the win. Mason Ledbetter (0-1) took the loss for Lanier County.Friday at Lakeland, Ga.

Brookstone 240 33 --12 7 0

Lanier Co. 000 00 --0 1 3

WP--Guy Peek (1-0). LP--Mason Ledbetter (0-1). Hitting leaders--Brookstone: Andrew Hamric 2-4, HR, 4 RBI; Eliot Turner 2-2, RBI. Records--Brookstone 1-0. Next--Brookstone at Commerce today at 1 p.m.

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