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Lady Tigers are number one in their region
The Lady Tigers revel in their victory over Groves and realize they are now in first place in their region. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
So many things can happen in just a few seconds. It took only 14 seconds for the Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute to change the face of a game Friday night.
Within that span, the Lady Tigers went from being down by 1 point to taking a 1 point lead at the buzzer and earning a spot at number one in 3-AAAAA region over the Lady Rebels of Groves High (51-50).
Even the fans of the Lady Rebels who attended the game cheered because they witnessed a real fight between two deserving teams, neither refusing to give up.
This time it was senior guard Jammie McLemore pushing through the Lady Rebels defense and getting the ball to forwards Seandre Lee or Brytnii Speight. Mei-Sean Lee again came in during critical minutes and sank in the three-pointer.
Despite almost 30 turnovers the Lady Tigers dug deep and devoured their opponent as if taunted to do so.
"There were still too many turnovers but I told them tonight in our post-game talk that maybe we need to turn it over 30 times in a game in order to win," Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker joked. "It's still entirely too many turnovers, but this team somehow finds a way to win. When the chips are down they rise of to the occasion and I'm just so proud of them."
"It puts us in first place and it was also a little revenge for what they did to us earlier this season," Lady Tiger assistant coach Dana King Sr. said. "They dug in deep again and showed us their heart and they deserve this."
Baker said she believed Speight played her best game to date. She added that the three-point shot by Mei-Sean Lee added just the spark the team needed and that Seandre Lee was the one who helped the team finish with the victory.
"I feel so happy and I'm so excited," McLemore said. "I think I played better tonight than I did last Tuesday."
"It's great," Speight said.
The junior has continued to improve each game and said she hopes to improve her performance each game in order to play at the college level.
"I'm starting to get more aggressive," she said. "I'm boxing out more and getting more rebounds and scores."
She hopes to attend UNC or Duke.
After the game the Lady Tigers gathered in the locker room to enjoy a victory cake.
Baker said she plans to continue preparing for one game at a time, setting her sights on their next regional game at Camden County on Tuesday night.
"We just want to do the same things we've been doing and continue to improve on every game," she said.
Tip-off at Camden Tuesday is at 6 p.m.

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