Both Elbert County Basketball teams came away with victories in the first round of the Region Tournament Saturday.
The Lady Devils were in Franklin County to take on the Oconee County Lady Warriors. The Lady Warriors had defeated the Devils twice in the regular season.
The first quarter was tightly contested but the Lady Devils would have a one point advantage with a 10-9 score. The Lady Devils would go on and extend their lead in the second quarter and go into the half with a 24-19 score. Shakira Harper would lead the Lady Devil offense with 8 points at the half.
The third quarter would see the Lady Devil offense explode making 6 threes and double their first half points. The two teams would head into the final quarter with the Lady Devils ahead 48-33. Elbert would hold off the Lady Warriors in the fourth and head into the second round of the Region Tournament with a 61-50 score. The Lady Devils greatly improved on free throw shooting making 13-16. Shakira Harper was named Player of the Game for her offense totaling 24 points for the Lady Devils.
The Blue Devils absolutely decimated the East Jackson Eagles. The Boys jumped out quick and never looked back going up 32-6 in the first quarter alone and would head into the half up 60-16. Marc Moon had 24 points at the half.
The third quarter would see much of the same as the Devils would continue to dominate with an 85-25 score to head into the fourth. The young players would take the torch in the final quarter and the Blue Devils would walk away with a 97-41 score. Marc Moon led the Blue Devil offense with 30 points and was named Player of the Game.
The Blue Devils will be back in action to take on Hart County in Hart County in the second round of the Region Tournament on Monday at 5:30. The Lady Devils will face the winner of Morgan County and East Jackson at 7:00.
Those games will be aired live on 105.3 WSGC and online at wsgcradio.com