Georgiana varsity teams improve in area against Red Level

Published 5:43 pm Friday, January 16, 2015

Region play continued for the Georgiana varsity boys Tuesday night in Red Level as the Panthers walked away with a 74-44 win and their third straight area win.

Richard Boggan was a dominating force all night–particularly in the paint– as the forward reeled in 20 rebounds to go alongside a game-high 32 points to propel the Panthers to victory.

The up-tempo pace kept a flustered Red Level offense on their heels, but Georgiana head coach Kirk Norris has instilled in his players that it’s important to give 100 percent regardless of the score.

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The same principle applies to him as a coach.

“Whether you’re up big, down big or in a close game, you’ve always got to coach,” Norris said.

“And you’ve always got to correct.  Because in those games where you’re either up big or down big, if you’re not correcting what they’re doing wrong, it’s something that’s going to be a problem for you when you need it in a big game.

“I just feel like you always have to coach, regardless of the score.  And you want to keep getting better and better so that you’re playing your best ball at the end of the year, which is what you’re really shooting for.”

Jacquez Payton tallied up 15 points, and Jay Williams posted 11 points as well for the Panthers.

Jeffery Fuller finished with 12 points for Red Level, and Chavis Crittenden ended the evening with 10 points.

Georgiana traveled to J.F. Shields Friday night, but results were not available as of press time.


Lady Panthers fend off Lady Tigers 


Georgiana fans were treated to a much closer contest between the Lady Panthers and the Red Level Lady Tigers, but the Lady Panthers edged out their competition in a nailbiting conclusion with a narrow 36-34 win.

The win put the Lady Panthers at 10-7 on the season and 2-1 in area three of class 1A.

Tyanna Perkins continued her impressive scoring streak and led all scorers with 18 points, or half of Georgiana’s total score.

Zandreca Johnson also reached double digits with 10 points of her own.

Kayla Hinson led the Lady Tigers with 17 points.

The Lady Panthers also faced J.F. Shields on Friday night, but results were not available as of press time.