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Bradwell splits at Statesboro
According to, junior Lady Tiger Brianna Johnson has scored 180 points this season so far. - photo by Patty Leon

The Bradwell Institute basketball teams wrapped up the regular season Tuesday by splitting Region 3-AAAAA games at Statesboro.
The Lady Tigers downed the Lady Blue Devils, 43-24, while the Tigers lost, 58-48.
Both BI teams begin region-tourney play this week at Effingham County High School. The Lady Tigers play Ware County at 3:30 p.m. Monday, while the Tigers open against Richmond Hill at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The final stats from the girls’ game were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season 13-12 overall and 5-7 in region play.
According to, junior Lady Tiger Brianna Johnson has scored 180 points this season. Jakaria Fleming has 107 points in 14games, JaVaughna Claridy has scored 82, Raina Richardson has added 69 points, Journae’ Young has scored 59, Myala Wells has 52 points, Alyssa McDuffie has scored 27 and Autianna Hightower has 22 points.
Claridy and Johnson lead the team in rebounds with 67 and 65, respectively.
In Thursday’s boys’ game, the Tigers had a tougher time against the Blue Devils. Taurus Denard led BI with 17 points. William Richardson added 14 points and Deion Stewart scored 11.
Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren praised the effort his team showed against Statesboro to close the season.
“We did a pretty good job against a very athletic Statesboro team,” he said. “Unfortunately, we had some miscues in the first half and it cost us in the end. We definitely played better than they did in the second half, but was not just enough to overcome the first half.”
The Tigers, who had a young team this season, finished 4-22 overall and 3-10 in the region.

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