A rusty BCHS team took the floor at Baldwin High School Thursday for their first game in the Little Casears Antebellum Holiday Classic. The Royals last played 12 days ago, winning in Dublin. Against Cedar Shoals, the Royals trailed by as many as nine points in the first half.
Six straight points by Rydealous Taylor in the third had what was an eight-point deficit down to two. In the fourth, Mario Beck scored four quick points with under four minutes remaining to put Bleckley out in front. The Panthers tied the score at 45 with 1:14 left. Beck got free under ther goal and layed one off the glass with 4.8 seconds left.
Cedar Shoals just missed a three as BC held on 47-45. Beck scored 18. Taylor had 13. Bleckley plays Thomson High School Friday at 5:30 pm in Milledgeville.