But an uneven performance proved costly as the Demons took a 61-51 victory to improve to 6-6 overall and 2-1 in 2B-AAAAA to take over second behind Northside, which is 15-4 and 4-0.
The Greyhounds, who beat Monticello 64-48 in a non-region game at home on Saturday, are 9-9 overall and 1-2 in the subregion. They host Houston County, 8-10 and 0-4, on Friday night.
“We didn’t play hard enough to win,” coach Dennis Woolfolk said after Friday’s loss. “We’re hosting the region tournament, and we need to be first or second going in to be in good position to make a run. And we lose to Warner Robins. That’s a team we should be able to beat. But you don’t win if you only play hard in spurts.
“I’m trying to figure it out, how to make them understand. We had a great week of practice, but we didn’t bring the effort to the game. We can’t keep sleepwalking through half a game. We have to play hard all the time. You’ve got to have a certain toughness to be a champion. We will get there. I hope this year, with this group. I think once we get it we’ll be more consistent. But we aren’t there yet.”
Doug West led the Greyhounds with 19 points against Warner Robins. Jarquez Smith added 12 but had to sit out a good bit of the third quarter when he got into foul trouble. Brandon Wimberly scored 11.
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