The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers started the New Year with an easy win Saturday, defeating the Long County Lady Tide 90-24.
The Tigers came into the contest having lost only one game all season, while the Lady Tide squad was still looking for its first win.
Bradwell scored four quick points, but Long County’s India Gamble answered with a three-pointer to make the score 4-3. Through the first quarter, the Hinesville team went on a tear, outscoring the Tide 17-2. The Tigers had a 32-11 lead going into the second period.
Although Bradwell’s players were faster and taller, the Long girls battled, putting up 9 points in the second period. However, it wasn’t nearly enough to keep up with the Tigers’ 27 points. BI led 57-20 at the half.
In the second half, the Tigers outscored the Lady Tide 33-4 and picked up their 10th win of the year.
For the Lady Tigers, Seandre Lee led in scoring with 34 points. Mariah Maternik put up 21 points and Kiara McNeely got 7.
For the Tide, Gamble put up 12 points and Shamika Richardson and Tashanna Livingston sank 4 points each.
The win brought the Lady Tigers’ overall record to 10-1 and their Region 3-AAAAA mark to 2-0. Bradwell and the Beach High girls are the only two undefeated teams in the region.
The Bradwell girls took on Savannah High School last night, but results from that game were not available at press time. The Lady Tigers will take on Windsor Forest High School in a region game at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Savannah.
The Lady Knights bring a 2-5 overall record into the game and a 1-2 Region 3-AAAAA mark. Windsor Forest is averaging 48 points on offense and allowing 49 points on defense. The Lady Tigers are averaging 63 big points a night on offense and allowing 38 points.
The winless Lady Tide also played last night, taking on Pierce County in Blackshear. Results were not available for this story.
On Friday, the Lady Tide will play a region game at home against Charlton County. The Indians are 1-5 overall and 0-4 in Region 2-AA. The game is at 6 p.m.