The Frederica Academy girls basketball team opened its season with a 47-29 home win against Valwood Academy.
Twin sisters Jadyn and Jada Scott, who have signed to play at Cincinnati next season, provided most of the scoring for the Lady Knights. Jadyn tallied 20 points while Jada totaled 18 points.
Overall, Lady Knights coach Sarah Helder was pleased with the way her team played in their first game.
“It was sloppy, but they rallied in the second half,” said Helder, adding that a 15-3 run in the third quarter allowed Frederica to pull away.
The Brunswick girls (3-3, 1-0) got back on the winning track by scoring a 52-47 victory on the road against Region 2-6A rival Bradwell Institute.
Keya Daniels led the charge for the Lady Pirates with 10 points, 21 rebounds and seven blocks as she continues to assert herself on the defensive end of the court.
Marquesia Heidt scored a team-high 15 points and Makaila Brown finished with seven points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.
Brunswick’s boys (5-0, 1-0) remained undefeated in its region opener, defeating Bradwell Institute 55-50 on Friday.
The Pirates won the first quarter 23-10, but the Tigers spent the final three quarters chipping away at the deficit.
Bradwell Institute was unable to draw closer than five points until there was under a minute remaining in the contest. Brunswick freshman Joyful Hawkins put lid on the victory with a late basket as he finished with a team-high 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds and four blocks.
Justin Walker scored 15 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Pirates, and Kelan Walker added 12 points and three assists.