New day for Country Day hoops

Hornets in hunt for first region title in nearly 50 years

New day for Country Day hoops
Savannah Country Day is undefeated in Region 3-A play, and in the hunt for their first region title in 49 years.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The banner hanging in Demere Gym says it all.

The Hornets have celebrated only one region title in boys' basketball, all the way back in 1970. It’s been nearly 50 years, but the Hornets hope half a century is long enough.

Savannah Country Day is unbeaten in Region 3-A play and in the hunt for their first region title since 1970.
Savannah Country Day is unbeaten in Region 3-A play and in the hunt for their first region title since 1970. (WTOC)

There is still plenty of basketball to play before any champions are decided, but this is the first time in a long time the Hornets have found themselves in the hunt as we hit the homestretch of the season.

Country Day is unbeaten in Region 3-A play, and is in the midst of a five game winning streak with victories over rivals Calvary and Savannah Christian.

New Day for Country Day hoops

The Hornets know they still have a lot to do before adding any championships to their banners, but they’ll admit there is a different feel to the team this season.

“In recent years, I feel like players get kind of scared to play some people," admits senior guard Albert Grandy. "But now, we feel like we can beat any team out there if we put our mind to it.”

“There are some good teams on our side of the region, we have some tough games coming up," notes head coach Jughes Board there’s no easy night that we have. but like you said, it’s a different situation to be in. there’s a lot to play for.”

The Hornets will try to keep their unbeaten region record intact Tuesday night when they travel to McIntosh County Academy.

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