The Warren County boys basketball team won two out of their three games last week and have now won five out of their last six.
The Screaming Devils improved to 13-4 overall and 8-1 in region play.
On Monday, Jan. 16, the Screaming Devils defeated Bethlehem Christian Academy, 75-57.
“It was a real good game,” Head Coach Uriah Myrick said. “It helped prepare us for the second half of region.”
This game is the halfway point for their region schedule.
Myrick said Tyler Collins was big for them in this game scoring 18 points.
“He has shown that he is the glue to our team,” Myrick said about Collins.
The Screaming Devils took on Aquinas High School on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and came up just short, losing by two points, 52-50.
Though the game was at home, Myrick described it as a hostile environment, as are all their games against the Fightin’ Irish.
The Screaming Devils finished up the week on Friday, Jan. 20, with a win against Lake Oconee Academy, 49-39.
“We played sluggish the whole game,” Myrick said.
The coach said they knew it would be a tough game since they had played four games in five days.
The Screaming Devils defense showed up and stifled the Titans, giving up only 39 points. The Screaming Devils defense has been good all year and this game was no different.
Though they lost a lot of players from last year's team — which made it to the state championship game — the squad remains in good shape this year.
“We are very different from last year's team,” Myrick said. "We are not that same run-and-gun style.”
This year's team can do a little bit of both running and gunning and having sets.
Myrick said their defense is still causing chaos and averaging 13 steals a game.
As for some unexpected contributors, Myrick named Cosa Pender and Darius Hill.
The coach said Pender has done a tremendous job and has shown his toughness fighting through an injury earlier this year.
As for Hill, Myrick said he is leading the team in rebounding as a freshman and he is scoring the ball efficiently inside the paint. The coach said Hill has made such a big leap that no one expected him to unless you were inside their locker room.
With the final stretch of the regular season in sight, the team continues to work on gray areas and make sure they minimize those. They are watching as much film as they can to make sure they clean up whatever they need to.
Myrick urged the Warren County community and fans to continue to support these players and watch them continue their successful season.
The Screaming Devils will take on Greene County on Friday, Jan. 27, at home at 7:30 p.m.
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