Bradwell Institute’s boys basketball team took another hit Tuesday, losing 57-60 to the Trojans in Coffee County.
Tiger Marcus Reddicks did hit a double-double, knocking in 16 buckets and nabbing 10 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to pull ahead for a win.
According to Tiger coach Pete Woodard, his defense did an excellent job overall, but the Trojans got too many second and third shots. He said the Tigers didn’t box out well in the first half and were weak on rebounds.
"Right now, we need to have better communication between the members of our teams," Woodard said regarding the team’s potential for improvement.
The Tigers host Groves at 8:30 tonight for their first region game. The Tigers are 2-7 against Groves since 2006. So far this season, the Rebels are 3-1 and the Tigers are 1-3.
Woodard, who thinks his team will be a region contender, said he’s confident the players will become cohesive as the season progresses. He said it’s still early in the season, but knows the BI squad must turn things up against region opponents
"These are the games that really count," the coach said. "If you want to go up against the higher echelons in our region, these are the teams you start with. Everyone has already picked Groves to win the region this year, maybe even Johnson. I don’t know, but I believe our team can play against any opponent they come up against. It’s just they have to believe in themselves. They have to find the extra motivation to want to play harder because it is a region game."