A second-half surge from Sullivan helped them top Unity, 48-30, in the semifinals of the Macon Meridian Class 2A regional tournament. The loss ended Unity’s season with a record of 12-16.
The Rockets were able to hang with the top-seed for the first half of the game. In the first quarter there was barely any room to separate the two teams, Sullivan barely squeaking out an 11-9 advantage.
In the second quarter Unity’s offense was not as effective, however. The Rockets were limited to three points in that period. Sullivan had a down second quarter as well, scoring just six points, and entered halftime ahead by five.
After intermission the Redskins were much more formidable. They ripped into the Rockets for 14 points in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth.
Unity’s sluggishness on offense continued in the third, and the team scored just five points. They woke up some in the final period, scoring 13, but it was too little too late, as Sullivan advanced to the championship with an 18-point win.
Some of Unity’s top players were kept quiet or even held scoreless. Seniors Bailey Walden and Madie Herbert had just eight points between them.
Sophomore Megan Bingaman was the team’s leading scorer, knocking down four field goals for eight points. She was supported by fellow sophomore Kelsey Cunningham, who scored six, and junior Lacey Pruitt, who also scored six.
In the three-point contest, freshman Rebecca Maxwell advanced to the sectional at Fairfield.