The Elbert County Blue Devil Basketball teams welcomed rival Hart County to the Inferno Friday night for the final game of the regular season and Senior Night.
The Lady Devils once again defeated the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Devils wasted no time in going up and held a 22-7 advantage into the second quarter and would head into the half with a 34-18 lead.
However, the third quarter would see the Lady Bulldogs come surging back to get within 2 with a 40-38 score. Leads would be swapped but the Lady Devils would buckle down and come away with an 8 point 50-42 victory. Tiawanna Griffin was named Player of the Game.
In a game with a lot on the line the Blue Devils had to fight to earn their victory and attain the second seed heading into the region tournament. It would be a low scoring first quarter to start, but the Devils would have a 14-8 lead at the end of the first. The second would see the Bulldogs make it a close game as they would take the lead and head into the locker room with a 27-24 lead.
The Devils would battle back in the third and take back the lead going up 37-33 midway through and finish up 43-35 to head into the final quarter. The fourth quarter would see the Devils close the door on the Bulldogs and get the victory 66-48. Kenta Huff was named Player of the Game. This win will allow the Devils to have a home game to start the Region Tournament.