The Bowdon High School girls' basketball team closed its pre-Christmas schedule with a 62-47 rivalry win over Bremen on Friday afternoon at home, improving to 8-3 on the 2017-18 campaign.
Senior guard Maci Holloway led the charge with a game-high 26-points, including a 9-of-12 clip from the free-throw line.
Holloway's steady shooting overshadowed an otherwise rough day for both squads at the charity stripe. Bowdon went 19-of-42 overall for the contest — a combined 10-of-30 from everyone beyond Holloway — while the Lady Blue Devils (5-6) didn't fare much better at a 12-of-26 rate.
Along with the big game from Holloway, Bowdon also received a 14-point performance from freshman post Tanesha Kirk, while fellow freshman Trista Gay scored nine and sophomore guard Dasia Wyatt added seven.
Bremen was led by Alyssa Taylor with 13 points, followed by Ashlynn Hodges with 10.
The Lady Blue Devils swing right back into action next week at the 42nd Annual Hilburn-Patterson Haralson County Invitational Tournament on Dec. 27-29, opening with a tilt against Troup on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Bowdon is off until Dec. 28 when it travels to Dade County.
Bowdon boys 73, Bremen 66: The Red Devils (6-5) were also victorious on Friday, getting double-digit scoring efforts from the trio of Zach Ledbetter, Trajan Brown and Martrez "Dede" Cox.
Ledbetter dropped in a team-high 22, while Brown added 16 and Cox followed with 14.
The Red Devils are off until Dec. 28 when they hit the road to north Georgia for a date at Dade County. The Blue Devils (2-6) return to action next week at the Haralson County tourney, opening against Spring Garden (Ala.) on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The Carrollton High School wrestling team closed out the second day of the Dariel Daniels Duals hosted by Troup with a 3-1 showing Friday, making for an 8-1 performance over the two-day event in LaGrange.
After defeating Troup 'B' (64-18), Jones County (64-18), East Coweta (54-27), Mount Zion (51-29) and Holy Innocents' (54-21) on Thursday, the Trojans faced another tough slate on the final day of competition.
Carrollton wrestled its JV in a 63-10 win over East Coweta 'B' before cranking things up at the varsity ranks in a 62-15 win over Northgate, followed by a 54-30 decision over in-city rival Central. The Trojans lost their final match to Troup 'A' in a 51-30 battle.
Going undefeated for the Trojans over the two days were Brent Parivechio, Luke Frost and Hunter Cantoral.
"We had a great tournament, great support from our parents. Troup, as usual, hosted a great tournament and their kids are hard as nails and tough to wrestle with. We look forward to competition like that to make us better for area," Carrollton head coach Michael Cleek said.