Panthers earn overdue win over Bibb County

Published 10:38 pm Friday, December 10, 2010

Jemison’s boys basketball team on Friday defeated Bibb County for the first time in at least 20 years.

It was the first win of the season for the Panthers (1-3, 1-1 in area play).

JHS built a 47-31 lead at the end of the third period but had to withstand a Bibb rally in the fourth period that included four 3-pointers by James Rutledge and two more triples by Ratel Hardwick.

“We just hung on for dear life,” Jemison coach Stacy McGehee said.

Trey Bryant scored 20 points for JHS to go along with 12 rebounds and six assists.

Eddie Hubbard added 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists.

Zak Kaylor and Jeremiah Gates each scored 10 points.

“We played awesome tonight,” McGehee said.

Rutledge wound up with 17 points.

Jemison’s girls also won, 58-29.

The Panthers (3-3, 1-1) were up 16-0 after one period and never looked back.
Kelsey Mims led all scorers with 17 points, including four 3-pointers.

Tika Nunn recorded a double-double, with 11 points and 13 rebounds, for JHS.
Shelby Lopez posted 14 points.