Bradwell’s Lady Tigers have, more or less, clinched a first-place spot in the region after pummeling the Jenkins Lady Warriors 77-34 in Savannah on Saturday night. The Tiger boys eked out a 52-51 win over the Warriors.
Lady Tigers 77, Lady Warriors 34
Lady Tiger coach Faye Baker said Jenkins has a girl who was able to put up 12 points against her squad, forcing the coach to make a half time adjustment.
"We put Camille Jackson on her," Baker said. "She seems to be our defensive stopper now and we held her to 1 point in the second half."
The coach said her team is playing solid defense, to which she attributes their success this year.
"We’ve been able to contain teams," Baker said. "It’s one of the advantages that we have."The Lady Tigers are 10-0 in Region
3-AAAAA and boast a 20-1 record overall. They were scheduled to take on their toughest region opponent last night at Beach High and coach Baker knows they are likely to play Beach for a region title.
"Beach has a solid program," she said. "They traditionally play well and are well coached. Every team is trying to do what we are doing which is improve in the game. So I know it’s going to be a much bigger challenge."
The coach said she welcomes a challenge to better prepare her squad for tough games
"We need to play some tough competition to keep us sharp and executing," she said.
Tigers 52, Warriors 51
The Tigers edged out a 1-point victory over the Jenkins High Warriors, but maintain the seventh spot in the region with a 3-7 region record. Despite the win, the Warriors still hold onto the No. 5 spot with a 5-6 region record.
The Tiger are 5-16 overall.
Region action continues Friday as the Tigers welcome the Windsor Forest Knights to Bradwell’s gym. The girls tip-off at 6:30 p.m.