After both Elbert basketball squads achieved victories against East Jackson, the teams have a tough weekend ahead of them. Friday, January 25th the teams will travel to Franklin County to take on the Lions. The following day, Saturday, the Devils and Lady Devils will travel to Morgan County to take on the Bulldogs.
The Lady Devils defeated Franklin County in a game earlier in the season 48-40. The 16-4 Lady Devils are second in the region standings with an 8-1 region record behind North Oconee. In the third spot are the Lady Lions of Franklin County with a 5-4 region record and 12-8 overall. In the fourth spot in the region is, of course, the Morgan County Lady Bulldogs who are also 5-4 in the region, but are 7-8 overall. The Lady Devils also defeated the Lady Bulldogs earlier this season; however, the Ladies need to be on their toes as they head into a tough weekend and need to keep up the balanced basketball that has made them successful so far this season.
This weekend has even larger implications for the 15-5 Blue Devils, 7-2 in the region, as they are battling Franklin County for the second spot in the region standings. The Lions are also 7-2 in the region but have a 14-6 overall record. The Blue Devils have suffered their two region losses at the hands of both Franklin and Morgan Counties. To have both teams back to back will be a huge challenge for the Blue Devils. However the Blue Devils have potential to get to the top as they have proven they can compete with each team. The Devils lost to the Lions by five and where defeated by Morgan County by a buzzer beater three pointer.
These games will be aired live on 1400AM and 96.5FM The Voice of Elbert and streamed live on wsgcradio.com.