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BI Tigers split victories with Pirates
Faith Baptist boys beat Urban Christian
Lady Tiger Quintunya Chapman tries to steal the ball from a Lady Pirate during their first match at Bradwell on Jan. 9. The Lady Tigers went to Brunswick on Saturday and defeated the home team 75-58. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

The Lady Tigers took a 75-58 win Saturday over the Lady Pirates of Brunswick while the Tiger boys lost 57-72.

In Ludowici, the Crusaders of Faith Baptist Christian Academy nabbed a 69-64 victory over Savannah’s Urban Christian, a school current Crusader Jaquez Motley once attended.


Lady Tigers 75, Lady Pirates 58


Early foul trouble forced the Lady Tigers to send in the reserves, but coach Faye Baker said she was pleased her second unit was able to hold their own and keep a 2-point lead.

"It was a very good sign," she said.

Baker’s girls maintain an 8-0 Region 3-AAAAA record and have only one loss in 19 games.

Bakers said the experienced players and fewer turnovers contributed to this year’s success.

"I think our strongest point is our defensive intensity," she said. "It’s one of the things we stress and work on daily. It has been the catalyst of our team. We’ve been able to effectively play defense and get a lot of easy transition baskets. Our defense is what gets us going, our press gets us going offensively and I think that has been the key to our team.


Tigers 57, Pirates 72


Just a few days after defeating the Wildcats in overtime, the Tigers fell to the Pirates, 57-72, in Brunswick.

With a 4-15 overall mark and a 2-6 region record, the boys’ need to regain their momentum to finish the last six region games on top. Currently in seventh place, they need every victory they can get as they finish the regular season if they want a spot in the playoffs.

The girls and boys played last night against Savannah High. The Courier will have the results of those games as they become available. On Saturday, the Tigers head to Jenkins High School.


Faith Baptist 69,
Urban Christian 64


Crusader Jaquez Motley hit a double-double Saturday with 21 points and
11 rebounds to lead his team to a 69-64 win against his former fellow athletes of Urban Christian at the Crusaders’ gym in Ludowici.

Motley also had six assists in the game. Adding buckets were freshmen Aaron Scott with 13 points, Tracy Jester with 10 and Aaron Powers with 13, including 3 trey shots.

Eighth-grader JJ Frazier played up against Urban Christian’s 6’8" Josh Shelton. At one point, Shelton rallied his team back from a 14-point deficit to come within 2, but Frazier held the defense against him and kept the Crusaders ahead.

Motley secured a win in the fourth with two clutch free throws. The Crusaders were set to play Appling Christian yesterday and will host North Florida Educational Institute Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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