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The 2020-21 hoops season is really getting off the ground now as a majority of the local programs have hit the floor. Here’s how teams fared out on the hardcourt Friday.

Baldwin sweeps Dublin

The Baldwin boys and girls had a productive night inside their home of James A. Lunsford Gymnasium Friday against the visiting Dublin High School Fighting Irish of Class A. The Bravettes now stand at 5-0 overall after defeating Dublin 48-40. Both teams cooled off after a high-scoring first quarter, but the BHS girls were able to pull away as the game wore on. Senior Tykeisha Thornton and freshman Madison Ruff led the Bravettes with 11 points apiece in the winning effort. 

In boys action, the Braves pushed their record to 3-0 by beating the Irish 57-49 in a second-half comeback effort. Dublin took a 28-21 lead into the locker room at half, but Baldwin won the final two quarters 36-21 to get the victory. Dublin senior Tyquan Davis led all scorers with 26 points while Baldwin’s Will Freeman and Shatavious Hogan had 18 and 13 points, respectively. Hogan was seeing his first action since coming over from the football field where he’s a standout wide receiver.

The Baldwin basketball teams are scheduled to be back on their home floor Tuesday to take on region opponent Howard High School. The girls game begins at 6 p.m. with boys to follow.

GMC splits with FPD

The GMC Prep girls are 2-0 on the young season now, both wins having come against First Presbyterian Day of Macon. The latest successful venture came in a 33-29 overtime win for the Lady Dogs Friday. Regulation ended in a 24-all tie, but Coach Shawn Dennis’ girls had their best scoring output in the extra period with a nine-point effort. FPD, meanwhile, was held to five points. 

Later, Bulldogs’ first-year head coach Lee Coleman got to see his boys in game action for the first time, but they wound up falling to the visiting Vikings 63-48.

The GMC boys and girls are scheduled to travel to Elbert County Tuesday in non-region action. Girls begin at 6 p.m. with boys to follow. 

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