IRWINTON, GA -- Tucked away in the rural confines of middle Georgia, two basketball hungry communities stuffed themselves into The Palace, an aptly named gym at Wilkinson County High School.
What they got on Friday night was equivalent to that of a barn-storming boxing tour of the 1950s.
Day broke down the Hancock defense and powered his way to the basket for an uncontested dunk with four minutes to play, swinging the emotional momentum to
Day finished with 23 points and found his grove in the fourth quarter. The prior three quarters of action were sloppy and filled with ill-advised shots from the senior. Nevertheless, he fought through it.
Holsey, a 6-foot-7 post, put together a great night's work, scoring a game high 29 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the defeat. He was unstoppable in the low post and was poised at the foul line, converting 13 of 19 from the charity stripe.
His 12-point, seven rebound third quarter helped spark the Bulldogs and brought the game within two points to enter the fourth quarter.
The scene at The Palace was middle
The Hancock Central faithful stacked 'em deep behind the Bulldog bench and certainly embodied the name of their hometown,
One courtside observer said, "This game reminds me of a
Maybe next year the locals will say at the
The two Class A powers meet again next Saturday at Hancock Central.