WARRENTON, Ga. - It wasn't pretty.
That's perhaps the best way to describe the play of the Warren County High School Screaming Devils against the Hancock Central Bulldogs before a packed WCHS gym last Saturday night.
The game turned out to belong totally to the Bulldogs, who won 61-28. It was the second time this season that Hancock Central has beaten the Screaming Devils. In the earlier game, the Bulldogs won 67-38.
The night before, Hancock Central's Bulldogs defeated the number one ranked Class A boys' basketball team, Wilkinson County, 78-74.
"We're playing pretty good right now," said Hancock Central senior center Kammeon Halsey, who has verbally committed to playing at Georgia Tech following graduation.
Halsey, who scored just 6 points against Warren County while seeing limited playing time, had a sensational performance against Wilkinson County. He scored 20 points and had 7 assists, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Down 16-7 at the end of the first period, things only got worse for the Screaming Devils of first-year Head Coach Levon Grant.
The Screaming Devils simply were outplayed by a stronger, more aggressive team, who jumped out to a 33-16 lead at halftime. Just eight minutes later, the Bulldogs found themselves way ahead, 52-20 - the Screaming Devils being held to less than 10 points during the first three periods.
Hancock Central was led in scoring by Brian Knox with 12 points, followed by Tacavan Fluellen with 11 points.
Warren County didn't have anyone to score in double-figures. Tay Erwin led the Screaming Devils with 9 points. He was followed by Jaquez Moss and Darius Jenkins with 5 each, Stanley Johnson, 4, Dondracus Dozier, 3 and Dominique Menchaca with 2 points.