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Bradwell Institute girls play hard; turnovers hurt Tiger boys
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Bradwell Institute hosted Glynn Academy on Tuesday for Region 3-AAAAA games and went on the road Friday to Coffee in region matchups.

The Lady Tigers lost 36-31 to Glynn in a close game that came down a few missed shots. Friday night, the Lady Tigers had an even closer matchup against the Lady Trojans, this time taking the 43-42 win.

In Tuesday’s game, Lady Tigers Alyssa McDuffie and Brianna Johnson each had 11 points to lead the team. Rayona Shuman added four, Ashanti Harris scored three and Journae Young chipped in one point.

Coach Faye Baker said Bradwell just fell short on simple errors Tuesday.

“We missed some key free throws and easy shots under the basket,” she said, adding that despite the loss, the girls played better than the last two games. “We did play with more intensity and aggression.”

The Lady Tigers’ win Friday marked their second region 3-AAAAA win of the season. They are 2-6 in region play and 9-9 overall.

Stats from the Lady Tigers’ game at Coffee were not available by press time as the coaching staff worked all day Saturday hosting the 23rd annual Donell Woods Memorial Classic Basketball tournament.

Stats will be posted online as soon as they become available.

In the boys’ games, the Tigers fell 47-28 Tuesday to the Red Terrors.

“We were not ready to play,” Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said, adding that the team had a good practice Monday, but it didn’t show in the game. “It truly surprised me. … We had 33 turnovers. … That is over one a minute for the game. You cannot win games when you turn the ball over like we did.”

Friday night, the Tigers managed to play better but still lost 58-52 to Coffee. Hellgren said a slow start hurt his team.

“Playing all four quarters would really help. … We are almost there, but not starting off in the first quarter really was our downfall,” he said of Friday’s loss. “We played hard and I can’t complain about our effort, … but turnovers again was our Achilles heel. … We had 24 turnovers. To lose only by six with that many turnovers is telling you how hard our team worked. If we could just cut the turnovers down and play four quarters, watch out.”

The Tigers are 5-12 overall and 1-7 in region play. Tuesday, the Tigers will host Ware County in region games, beginning with the girls at 6 p.m.

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