Packers boys basketball wins first away game since 2021

Jan. 8—MOULTRIE — For the first time since the 2020-21 season, the Packer varsity basketball team won an away game.

On Friday night the Packers traveled to Brooks County, where they defeated the Trojans 66-48, their first victory on the road since Feb. 1, 2021, at Camden County.

They are now 3-7 overall in the season.

With a final score of 70-19, the Lady Packers also won their match against Brooks County.

Immediately taking the lead after Zay Williams scored the first basket of the game, the Packers ended each quarter with the advantage.

In fact, Brooks County only managed to take the lead once during the game, with less than a minute before halftime.

Only 15 seconds later, the Packers regained their advantage with one of Cason Harden's 3-point baskets.

With two other successful 3-pointers during the second quarter, Harden helped secure the 4-point margin going into halftime.

The scoreboard read 27-21 as the referee sounded the break.

Harden was also the second highest scoring Packer of the game with a total of 12 points.

The highest scoring Packer was Jaraki Bryd with 14, who came into the third quarter with a successful rebound shot in the first 30 seconds.

After the eight minute battle, third quarter ended 40-38.

30 seconds into the final quarter, the Packers found themselves tied with the Trojans at 40.

Kicking into final gear, the Packers had their highest scoring quarter of the game and remained determined.

Kinsey and Alridge both had successful 3-point shots during the final quarter, and tied for the third highest Packers scorer with 10 points.

With 2:13 remaining in the game, the Packers received a bonus, which allowed them to increase their advantage over Brooks County.

During those final minutes, the Packers brought in five points from foul shots as a result of the bonus.

Those points were split between Byrd, Harden, Alridge and Narayan Sumlin.

Also scoring for the Packers during the match were Jae Lamar and Zay Williams.

Before the Packers celebrated their monuments victory, the Lady Packers defeated the Brooks County girls basketball team by 51-points.

Amira Walters-Smith scored a total of 19 points, but D'Zeriyah Polite was right behind with a total of 18.

Also scoring for the Lady Packers were Amareyia Knighton, Ameris Johnson, Jamya Moore and Calynn Singletary.

Two Lady Packers attempted three-point baskets, and both were successful.

Walters-Smith had three and Knighton had one.

The Lady Packers are now 11-1 overall in the season.

The home match for the Packers and Lady Packers that was scheduled for Tuesday has rescheduled due to weather.

On Jan. 11, join the Packers and Lady Packers at Colquitt County High School when they face Cairo. The first game will begin at 6:00 p.m.