WARRENTON, Ga. - Stanley Johnson scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Warren County High Screaming Devils to a 77-60 sub-region basketball victory over the Washington-Wilkes Tigers last Friday night at the WCHS gym.
Three other WCHS players also scored in double-figures. They included: Darius Jenkins, 15; Dondracus Dozier, 12; and Tay Erwin, 11. The only other player to score for the Screaming Devils against the Tigers was Dominique Menchaca, who finished with 5 points, respectively.
Washington-Wilkes was led by Deandre Stewart with 20 and Teverias Jones with 10 points.
"This was another big win for us," Johnson said after the game. "It sets the tone for us to win the sub-region championship. That's what we want."
The Screaming Devils, who are now 3-1 in sub-region play, were scheduled to have played Glascock County's Panthers on Tuesday night. They will play Taliaferro County on Friday and host Hancock Central's Bulldogs in a crucial game on Saturday night.
A couple of signs posted on the locker room doors of the Screaming Devils read: "Our defense will not rest tonight."
As it turned out, the Warren County players honored the signs and their Head Coach Levon Grant, who taped the signs up prior to his team's game against the Tigers.
"I was very pleased with the team's overall efforts," said Coach Grant, who is in his first year at WCHS. "I thought we played our most complete game of the season."
Erwin put the Screaming Devils up 16-11 after hitting a layup shot and a free-throw that came after being fouled to end the first period. After the Tigers committed a base line violation, Warren County got the ball right back - Johnson connecting on one of his three, three-point baskets of the game that lifted his team to a 19-11 lead.
The Screaming Devils never looked back after that point. At the half, Warren County led 32-23.
Dozier exhibited two of his talents during the third period - speed and defense. He first stole a ball from a Tiger player and ran down court to make a basket, which hiked the Screaming Devils' lead to 41-28. Dozier continued to play well the rest of the game.