By Kevin Price
For GCS Athletics
The Glynn Academy and Brunswick High basketball teams will return to action this week with region games highlighting the remainder of the schedule for both schools from now until the end of the regular season in early February.
At Glynn, the Red Terrors and Lady Terrors will tip off the 2021 portion of their schedules with Region 2-AAAAAA games at Effingham Tuesday before hosting league battles Friday against Statesboro here in Brunswick.
Meantime, the Brunswick High boys and girls will get in a few more days of practice before returning to the court for non-region contests Thursday at Pierce County prior to playing region games Friday at home versus South Effingham.
All four local squads played games over the Christmas break.
The Glynn boys were slated to play in the War Lodge Invitational hosted by Sequoyah High School in Canton, but the Terrors were forced to withdraw from the event because of a Covid-19 issue within the program.
The Terrors, who are 7-4 overall and 1-2 region, did play two non-region games last week. They fell 53-45 to Coffee in overtime at home before winning 66-62 Saturday at Wayne County.
Glynn opened region play on Dec. 8 with a 64-55 win at home over Bradwell Institute before dropping its next two league games to Brunswick and Richmond Hill.
Tuesday’s opponent, Effingham, is 8-3 on the season while having a 2-1 league record which includes a road victory over Brunswick. Statesboro is 8-1 coming into the week and 3-0 in early league play.
The Glynn girls, who made a run to the Class AAAAAA state finals a year ago, are also 7-4 and 1-2 in early league action while moving on after heavy losses due to graduation following last season.
The Lady Terrors won two of their three games down in Orlando, Fla., in their holiday tournament. Glynn also pulled out a 44-43 win Saturday at Wayne County.
At Efffingham, Glynn will face an Efffingham team that has won just one of its first nine games and has dropped each of its first three region games.
On Friday, Glynn will match up with a Statesboro squad that enters January with a 9-0 record that features a 3-0 mark in early region action. Statesboro visits Richmond Hill on Tuesday. The Lady Wildcats are off to a 9-1 start and they are 2-0 early on in the region.
On Saturday, both GA teams will host Wayne County for a pair of non-league games.
The Brunswick squads will begin the new year with the non-region games against Pierce County in Blackshear. The Pirates and Lady Pirates hosted the Pierce boys and girls for games prior to Christmas with both Brunswick clubs winning those earlier matchups.
The BHS teams will actually play three games in three days. They will be at home on Friday for the above-mentioned region games against South Effingham and they also will host Bradwell for region meetings on Saturday.
The Lady Pirates are off o an 8-1 start including a 2-0 mark in region. They played in a holiday tournament prior to Christmas in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and reached the championship game of their bracket by winning two games before falling in the bracket championship game.
South Effingham is 5-7 and 1-2 while Bradwell is 2-3 overall and 0-2 in region.
Like the Brunswick girls, the Pirates are also 8-1 overall, but they are 1-1 in early league play with a win over Glynn and a loss at home to Effingham.
South Effigham, which visits Brunswick on Friday, is 5-5 overall and 0-3 region while Bradwell is 2-4 and 0-2.
The Brunswick squads are looking at huge region games next week as they will host Richmond Hill on Tuesday before travelling to Statesboro on Friday for key league tilts.
The regular-season region games wrap up on Feb. 9 and the league tournaments will follow to decide the region champions and the four boys and girls teams that will advance to the state tournaments.
Local fans are reminded that seating is limited at all Glynn and Brunswick home games due to Covid-19 protocols.
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Below are the Region 2-AAAAAA standings going into this week’s games:
|Richmond Hill||2-0||1.000||95||73||9-1||0.900||443||359||1 L|
|Glynn Academy||1-2||0.333||131||134||7-4||0.636||478||416||3 W|
|South Effingham||1-2||0.333||132||155||5-7||0.417||469||557||4 L|
|Bradwell Institute||0-2||0.000||74||111||2-3||0.400||212||234||3 L|
|Effingham County||0-3||0.000||56||251||1-8||0.111||203||501||1 W|
- * Denotes region data.
|Richmond Hill||2-0||1.000||127||90||10-0||1.000||693||482||10 W|
|Effingham County||2-1||0.667||165||153||8-3||0.727||617||543||2 W|
|Glynn Academy||1-2||0.333||165||179||7-4||0.636||683||614||1 W|
|Bradwell Institute||0-2||0.000||92||107||2-4||0.333||341||319||1 L|
|South Effingham||0-3||0.000||126||196||5-5||0.500||544||557||1 W|