Bacon County’s Red Raiders had a tough ending to the regular season with home losses to Vidalia and Jeff Davis.
The Red Raiders (9-8 overall, 6-7 Region 2-AA), who were ranked 21st by MaxPreps, head into the region tournament at Toombs County Middle School this week in the throes of a season-high tying three-game losing streak.
Bacon County faced Long County on Monday night. The Red Raiders would play tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 p.m., with a win.
Results of the tournament will appear in next week’s edition of the Alma Times.
Bacon County dropped 74-48 decision to Vidalia, ranked second by both MaxPreps and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, last Tuesday. The Indians, who finished 25-0 for the regular season, recorded a 67-34 home win on January 7.
In the regular season R.T. Johnson Gymnasium finale in front of a packed house on Senior Night, the Red Raiders fell 61-59 to Jeff Davis, ranked 25th by MaxPreps. The Yellow Jackets also won the first meeting on Jan. 14, 58-47.
No. 2 Vidalia 74
No. 21 BCHS 48
Visiting Vidalia built a double-digit first quarter lead and steadily pulled away for the win.
The Indians jumped out 18-8 by the end of the first stanza and outscored Bacon County 16-10 in the second for a comfortable 34-18 advantage at intermission.
Both teams would score 19 points during the third leaving Vidalia with a 16-point advantage at 53-37 with eight minutes to play.
Tron Folsom and Drell Green paced the Red Raiders with 15 points apiece. Jackson Foster netted seven points.
M.J. White and D’Vonta O’Neal followed with five and four points respectively. Anascio Washington added two.
Vidalia’s Alton McCloud poured in a game-high 26 points to lead a trio of players in double figures. Dashon Holloway added 12 points and Tra’ Hardy finished with 11.
No. 25 Jeff Davis 61
No. 21 BCHS 59
After nearly 1,100 games in over a half-century, Bacon County’s last home game ended in a heartbreaker.
The 25th-ranked Yellow Jackets used a 25-13 fourth quarter scoring advantage to rally for the win. The Yellow Jackets trailed 46-36 when the period began.
After falling behind 12-8 following the opening stanza, the Red Raiders battled back to forge ahead 28-26 at intermission Bacon County used an 18-10 third quarter scoring advantage in building a 10-point cushion at 46-36.
O’Neal led four players in double figures scoring 17 points. Green was next with 16 points, followed by Folsom and Foster with 11 and 10 points respectively. added five.
Jeff Davis got a game-high 21 points from Jarrod Sims and 10 from Tracy Sailem.