Johnson’s big night
Bradwell Institute basketball player Darryll Johnson nailed a half-court shot to send the Tigers’ basketball game into overtime Tuesday night at Ware County High School.
Despite the last second miracle shot, the BI boys did suffer an 81-80 loss.
Johnson finished the night with 34 points, six steals, five rebounds and five assists in the non-region matchup.
The Tiger boys are 5-4 overall and 0-1 in region 2-AAAAAA.
The Bradwell girls’ basketball team fell 34-19 Tuesday in Ware County.
According to the schedule provided by the school the Tiger teams were set to play at the Holiday Classic Tournament this weekend in Savannah. The Lady Tigers did play Friday against Woodville-Tompkins. They lost 50-35.
The Lady Tigers are 1-8 overall 0-1 in region 2-AAAAAA.
According to the schedule posted in maxpreps.com the Tigers don’t play again until Dec. 28 in the Metter Holiday Classic. Times and opponents have not been posted.
Back on track
Looking to make another run for a state title, the Liberty County boys’ basketball team is back on track. The Panthers are 6-4 overall and 2-1 in region 2-AAA winning back-to-back region games this week.
Tuesday night the Panthers hosted Appling County winning 78-65.
Senior Tyreon Freeman knocked in 17 points. Making his basketball debut, Richard LeCounte had 16 points, Jyaunti Haggray chipped in 15 and Tracy White added 13. White had a double-double, also nabbing 10 rebounds.
Friday the Liberty boys were at Brantley County, beating the Herons 63-41.
Statistics from that game were not available.
No score have been posted for the Liberty girls’ last three games.
Last night the Liberty teams were set to host Thomson High in a non-region game. Wednesday and Thursday of this week the Liberty boys are set to play in the Carolina Challenge in Columbia, S.C.
Wednesday they play Richland Northeast at 7:30 p.m. Thursday they play Charlotte Christian at 2:20 p.m.
Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and East Georgia College basketball player JaQuez Motley leads the Coker College Cobras men’s basketball team in points per game with 12.2 in 10 games played with five starts.
The senior guard transferred from East Georgia College last year mid-season and appeared in 11 games. Last year he averaged 5.2 points per game for the Cobras and had a game-high 20 points against Anderson last February.
At East Georgia College Motley was a second team All-Conference pick and the leading scorer for the Bobcats averaging 18 points per game.
At Faith Baptist he averaged 25 points a game.