Bears stand in way of 'Dogs taking top seed in subregion

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Butler boys basketball coach Cervantes Boddy hopes to accomplish what he considers nearly impossible.

If his Bulldogs beat Burke County tonight, they will grab the No. 1 seed in subregion 3A-AAA for the region tournament at Burke County.

"Right now, that's the most important thing," Boddy said of the opportunity. "But it's almost impossible to beat a team three times."

Butler has defeated the Bears twice this season, and the Bulldogs would finish first in the subregion at 8-2 with a victory. However, a Burke County win and a Washington County victory against 0-8 Cross Creek would create a three-way tie at 7-3.

In 3B-AAA, Westside and Richmond Academy are the top contenders for first place, with the Musketeers a half-game in front after beating Grovetown on Friday.

As for the girls, undefeated Washington County has wrapped up the 3A-AAA No. 1 spot with a 9-0 record. The Lady Hawks are 22-0 overall. Hephzibah can secure second with a win against Glenn Hills.

In 3B-AAA, Grovetown is two wins away from finishing 10-0 in the subregion. The Lady Warriors haven't lost since Nov. 30. Richmond Academy can take the No. 2 spot if it beats Westside tonight.

KEY GAMES THIS WEEK

Burke County at Butler (5 p.m. girls, 6:30 p.m. boys; Tuesday)

The Butler boys can clinch the subregion with a victory but needed two overtimes to win in the most recent meeting. Despite losing four of its past six games, Burke County is 6-3 in the subregion and has yet to lose a game by more than eight points.

Westside at Richmond Academy (5 p.m. girls, 6:30 p.m. boys; Tuesday)

The Patriots have won six consecutive games and would take first place in the boys 3B-AAA subregion with a win, with only one more game left. Richmond Academy won the previous time these two met, a 59-49 decision Jan. 21.

Swainsboro at Laney (6 p.m. girls, 7:30 p.m. boys; Tuesday)

The Laney boys are 22-0 and face a team they lost to twice in 2009-10, but the Wildcats did win by more than 20 earlier this season. The Lady Wildcats beat Swainsboro by 28 on Jan. 21. After this game, Laney will face rival Josey on Friday.

Aiken at North Augusta (6 p.m. girls, 7:30 p.m. boys; Tuesday)

Both Aiken squads lost to Lexington on Friday to suffer blows to region title hopes. The North Augusta girls beat Aiken by eight Jan. 18, and the Hornets won by the same margin against the North Augusta boys.

Women's College Scores

SOUTH

Alabama A&M 65, Ark.-Pine Bluff 50

Alabama St. 90, MVSU 63

Alcorn St. 64, Grambling St. 57

Chattanooga 83, Furman 65

Coll. of Charleston 61, Davidson 52

Delaware St. 66, Norfolk St. 48

Erskine 63, Belmont Abbey 50

Florida A&M 73, Coppin St. 63

Florida Gulf Coast 81, ETSU 65

Florida St. 78, Virginia 74

Georgia Southern 71, Elon 69, OT

Hampton 79, N.C. Central 44

Howard 59, S. Carolina St. 25

Johnson C. Smith 86, Fayetteville St. 58

Kennesaw St. 71, Campbell 60

Louisiana Tech 85, New Mexico St. 63

Morgan St. 55, Bethune-Cookman 45

Mount Olive 76, Pfeiffer 69, OT

N. Carolina A&T 80, Md.-Eastern Shore 68, OT

N. Dakota St. 71, Centenary 62

North Carolina 62, Duke 60

Presbyterian 54, Savannah St. 47

Queens, N.C. 74, Lees-McRae 67

Samford 68, Wofford 48

Shaw 81, Livingstone 71

Southern U. 72, Jackson St. 55

Stetson 80, S.C.-Upstate 76

W. Carolina 57, UNC-Greensboro 53

West Alabama 75, Lambuth 55

William Carey 60, Xavier, NO 51

Winston-Salem 70, St. Augustine's 69

EAST

Baptist Bible 58, Marywood 57

Baruch 85, CCNY 56

Bluffton 56, Anderson, Ind. 52

Fairleigh Dickinson 83, Wagner 71

Felician 73, Dominican, N.Y. 59

Gannon 77, Central St., Ohio 71

Long Island U. 77, Sacred Heart 59

Mount St. Mary's, Md. 51, Monmouth, N.J. 45

Newman 68, Immaculata 65

Penn St.-Brandywine 79, Pennsylvania College of T 56

Pitt.-Johnstown 82, Wheeling Jesuit 57

Quinnipiac 56, St. Francis, NY 52

Robert Morris 64, Bryant 45

St. Francis, Pa. 68, Cent. Connecticut St. 51

MIDWEST

IPFW 84, IUPUI 59

Oakland, Mich. 56, W. Illinois 47

Wayne, Mich. 70, Madonna 65

Men's College Scores

EAST

Anderson, Ind. 86, Bluffton 78

Baruch 60, CCNY 59

Brooklyn 78, NYCCT 76, OT

Clarion 86, Dist. of Columbia 80

Felician 71, Dominican, N.Y. 60

Gannon 64, Central St., Ohio 63

Iona 85, Manhattan 67

Keystone 88, Rosemont 39

Loyola, Md. 76, Siena 69

Marywood 66, Baptist Bible 51

Newman 60, Immaculata 59

Penn Tech 86, Penn St.-Brandywine 83

Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 66

Wheeling Jesuit 93, Pitt.-Johnstown 78

SOUTH

Alabama St. 90, MVSU 63

Belmont Abbey 69, Erskine 52

Florida A&M 60, Coppin St. 58

High Point 82, N.C. Central 74

Howard 65, S. Carolina St. 53

Kennesaw St. 78, Campbell 64

Lambuth 78, West Alabama 71

Md.-Eastern Shore 83, N. Carolina A&T 82

Morgan St. 65, Bethune-Cookman 57

Tennessee Tech 70, Austin Peay 64

UNC Greensboro 86, The Citadel 74

Washington & Lee 82, Greensboro 76

Winston-Salem 61, St. Augustine's 54

Xavier, NO 65, Spring Hill 54

SOUTHWEST

Savannah St. 63, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 57, OT

St. Thomas, Texas 59, New Orleans 55

Texas-Arlington 93, Cent. Arkansas 70

MIDWEST

Butler 72, Ill.-Chicago 65

Concordia, Wis. 69, Marian, Ind. 64

Detroit 81, Cleveland St. 78

Murray St. 66, E. Illinois 53

SE Missouri 83, SIU-Edwardsville 63

Wayne, Mich. 95, Wis.-Parkside 72

Wright St. 74, Youngstown St. 70

Stats needed

Coaches and statisticians can e-mail their player statistics to wayne.staats@ augustachronicle.com or fax them to (706) 823-3408.


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