The results of a rematch Saturday between Bradwell Institute and Coffee County were basically the same as the last time the teams met. The Lady Tigers won 43-25 and the boys lost 67-55. Just last Tuesday in Douglas, the BI girls beat the same team 54-41, and the boys lost to Coffee County 57-60.
The girls’ victory keeps the team’s winning streak alive. Coach Faye Baker’s squad is 6-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 3-AAAAA. The boys are off to a sluggish start at 1-5 and 0-1.
While it’s still early in the season, the Lady Tigers’ record has them in first place in the region with familiar foe Beach in second.
Currently the boys are ranked eighth in the region.
Lady Tigers 43, Lady Trojans 25
BI junior point guards Mariah Maternik and Suede Jones were hot with three-pointers. Maternik sank one in the first and second quarters, and Jones hit the zone in the third.
Maternik and senior center Seandre Lee scored 13 buckets each to lead the Lady Tigers in scoring.
The girls nabbed a quick six-point lead and never looked back.
Lady Tigers: 12 22 34 43
Lady Trojans: 6 10 18 25
Mariah Maternik: 13
Seandre Lee: 13
Quintunya Chapman: 7
Tiara Howard: 3
Suede Jones: 3
Latisha Frasier: 2
Kiara McNeely: 1
Leitia Leitaua: 1
Tigers 55, Trojans 67
The Tigers held onto a lead all the way into the fourth quarter, despite two slam dunks by Trojan Corvoski Hutto and one by E.J. Calloway. But Trojan Trevis Simpson, who hit a game-high 31 points, sealed a victory for the visiting team. Tevin Gianey aided Coffee County with 19 points, three of which were on trey shots.
Tiger Treshawn Hagood lit up the scoreboard for the home team, sinking 17 points and getting 7 assists to lead the squad. But Coffee County rebounded their way back to tie the game at 49 with 6:32 left in regulation. They again tied it at 54 with 3:42 left. Simpson then hit 13 of his 31 to pull the Coffee County team ahead for a win.
The Tigers will host Jenkins at home Friday for their second region game of the season. The girls’ tip off at 7 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow.
Tigers: 18 31 45 55
Trojans: 14 29 43 67
Treshawn Hagood: 17
Marcus Reddick: 10
Darius Shuman: 9
Deandre Duren: 8
Tykeem Brown: 7
Nafiys Johnson: 4