Saturday, Bradwell Institute looked to revenge earlier loses to Ware County. On Dec. 13, the Lady Gators defeated the Lady Tigers 34-19, and the Gators edged out the Tigers 81-80 in overtime.
Saturday in the girls game, Bradwell started on a decent pace against the Gators and finished the first quarter with a 9-5 lead. The action picked up in the second quarter, with the Lady Tigers out-rebounding Ware in the post, and outscored them 15 to 7, giving them a 24-12 lead at halftime.
Ware County made a comeback in the second half, but the Lady Tigers were able to hold off the Lady Gators, getting the win 44-40, and moving to 12-10 on the season, with a 4-2 record in region play.
In the boys game, Bradwell dominated Ware County with a final score of 74-54 to exact revenge.
Ronald Canty Jr. got things going for the Tigers in the first quarter, scoring 9 of the teams 16 points. Darryl Johnson continued the momentum for Bradwell in the second, helping extend the Tigers’ lead and putting them up 37-25 going into halftime.
The Bradwell players hit their stride in the second half, as they were able to stay consistent with the Gators and double their first-half points on the offensive end while maintaining good defense to get the win. Johnson finished with a team high 26 points.
The boys have won their last three games with the non-region victory, pushing their overall record to 9-10 on the year.
Head coach William Douberly said he is happy with the team’s progress. He’s said after recent games he feels like the team is starting to come together more often and things are starting to click.
"I’m just proud of our effort and how our team is gelling," he said.
Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers look to continue their winning ways with their final regular season games this week. They face Glynn Academy and Richmond Hill on the road before they return home for their Senior Night game against Wayne County.