Warren County began its 2011-2012 basketball season Nov. 22 against Cross Creek in Augusta by dropping both games against the Class AAA Razorbacks. The Screaming Devils traveled to Cross Creek to participate in a Thanksgiving tournament.
The Lady Devils took to the court first and struggled to get their offense clicking. Warren County had trouble handling the press from Cross Creek as the Lady Razorbacks opened up a 22-9 lead in the first quarter.
The Lady Devils managed only three points in the second quarter while the Lady Razorbacks added 16 points to lead 38-11 at the half. Warren County’s offensive woes continued into the second half and the Lady Devils fell to the Lady Razorbacks 61-20.
Tomeka Harris led the Lady Devils with 8 points.
The boys’ game had the gym rocking from the opening minutes as neither team was able to lay claim to a substantial lead. Cross Creek went on a run at the end of the first quarter to open up a 12-6 lead. Warren County outscored the Razorbacks 16-11 in the second quarter and Cross Creek led 23-22 at halftime.
The Devils scored 18 points in the third period to lead 40-38. The lead swapped back and forth throughout the fourth period. Warren County was down by two when they scored a last-second basket to tie the game at 52 and send it into overtime. The Razorbacks outscored the Devils 10-5 in the overtime period to claim a 62-57 victory.
The leading scorer for Warren County was Ed’Ricus Williams with 14 points.
Both Screaming Devil teams return to action Friday when they travel to Milledgeville to take on the Bulldogs of GMC.