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Bradwell, Lewis Frasier take seconds at Donell Woods
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The Johnson JV squad took first place at the 23rd annual Donell Woods Tournament in the boys division Saturday, beating the Bradwell JV 55-39 - photo by Patty Leon

Bradwell Institute’s junior varsity boys’ basketball team and Lewis Frasier’s eighth-grade girls’ basketball team finished as runners-up for the 23rd annual Donell Woods Memorial Basketball Tournament.

The tournament for JV and middle school teams was Saturday at Bradwell and Snelson-Golden Middle School.

The Lewis Frasier Lady Patriots beat Liberty County’s JV girls 49-20 and then beat New Hampstead 33-24. That placed the eighth-grade dynamo team against the JV Lady Wildcats of Camden County.
Camden had taken down Statesboro 31-26. The Lady Wildcats then took down the Lady Tiger JV 34-32 in dramatic fashion with a 3-point shot hitting the net with only 3 seconds left.

That set up the championship game between the eighth-grade Lady Patriots and the Lady Wildcats. Camden held the lead throughout the game, but the Patriots kept within reach. Camden extended the point-spread, but Lewis Frasier rallied in the fourth with a series of shots and take aways to close the gap. But Camden stayed on top for the 41-30 win.

In the boys’ division the Johnson JV toppled Coffee County 82-55. The Bradwell JV beat Glynn Academy 45-30 to set up the championship between Johnson and BI.
Johnson played a run-and-gun format with a full press to take the 55-39 win.

The annual tournament honors the late Donell Woods, a former basketball coach at Bradwell and former football coach at the original Liberty County High School, where he graduated in 1957.

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