LUDOWICI — It wasn’t supposed to be street ball, but when the ladies of local rivals Bradwell Institute and Long County hit the basketball court Tuesday night, it was apparent the game would be physical.
Fouls and turnovers seemed to dominate the first half. In the end, the Lady Tigers earned a lopsided win, 72-38, in their season opener.
Junior Seandre Lee and sophomore Mariah Maternik had 20 points apiece for the victors.
Bradwell coach Faye Baker was pleased with her team’s play.
“For the most part, we played controlled ball,” she said. “It’s still early in the season, so there are still things we have to work on. But overall, I was happy.”
Bradwell led 39-20 at the half.
In the second half, the physical play by both teams continued. Long’s India Gamble and Shanetra Quarterman each had to be helped off the court after sustaining injuries.
Long coach Deshon Brock said the Blue Tide (0-2) could not recover from a poor first half.
“We had no problem breaking their press, but we made too many turnovers in the first half,” he said.