The Elbert County Blue Devil Basketball teams wrapped up the Region Tournament Tuesday in Hart County.
The Lady Devils clinched 3rd in the region with their win over North Oconee. The first quarter would see the Lady Titans jump out in front with a 14-6 score. The Lady Devils would try to chip away at the Lady Titans lead with a 17-12 score midway through. However, North Oconee would hold a 29-21 advantage to head into the half.
The Lady Devils would get a slow start coming out of the half but would hang in. In the fourth and final quarter the Lady Devils would really start to battle and get within three of the Lady Titans with a 39-36 score with 3:30 left in the game. Elbert would continue their surge and take the lead with a 42-39 score with about 2 minutes left. The Lady Devils would hang on and come away with a 48-44 victory to secure the 3rd seed to head into the State Tournament. Jimerra Hill led the Lady Devils with 15 points.
The Blue Devils were not as fortunate however against Morgan County. The Devils would strike first in the game and it would be a close first quarter but the Bulldogs would have a 15-10 lead at the end of the first. The second quarter would see the Bulldogs begin to pull away. Midway through, the Devils would start to fall behind as Morgan County would have a 25-18 advantage and really run away with a 41-18 lead to head into the half.
The second half the Devils would not be able to get back into the game. The third quarter would see the Bulldogs up 52-31 and shut the door on the Devils in the fourth for a 69-46 victory. With the loss the Devils secure the 2nd seed to head into the State Tournament. Marc Moon led the team with 23 points and was named Player of the Game.