PREP BASKETBALL: Social Circle rides 5-game winning streak

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SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. — When the Social Circle Lady Redskins walked off the field Dec. 18 against Towns County, they had just suffered their fifth straight loss. They fell to 2-8 on aggregate and started their regional schedule 0-1.

But the tides have since changed for the Lady Redskins.

Social Circle’s 40-35 victory over Washington-Wilkes on Tuesday marks its fifth straight victory.

Now the Lady Redskins are 7-8 overall and have improved to 2-1 in regional play. They are also third in the 8A-Public region standings behind only Lake Oconee Academy and Commerce, respectively.

In short, they are in a very different place than they were on December 18 and it shows in a big way.

It all started on January 4, with Social Circle’s biggest win of the 2021-22 season to date.

The Lady Redskins beat regional opponent Greene County 67-26 at home to improve to 1-1 in regional play.

On January 7, the Lady Redskins hit the road and defeated Creekside Christian Academy 59-37. These two teams had a rematch on January 10 with a similar result. The Social Circle won 47-26.

Between those matchups, Social Circle defeated Jasper County 45-40 on January 8. As a result, the Lady Redskins improved to 2-0 against the Lady Hurricanes.

Of the five wins, Social Circle has beaten their opponents by almost 19 points on average.

The Lady Redskins resumed their winning streak on the road Friday night in Lincoln County for a Region 8A-Public game. With a win, Social Circle would be down to .500 overall and have a 3-1 regional record on top of that.

Even with their recent success, head coach Dave LaBarrie knows there is room for improvement.

“I was very impressed with [the players’] balance,” LaBarrie said. “We need to improve the skills and the execution.”

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