The junior varsity Lady Tigers won the Donell Woods Tournament on Saturday, earning their third consecutive first place trophy at the meet. The boys were edged out in a one-point overtime win by Johnson.
JV Lady Tigers 41,
Calvary Day 27
BI easily defeated Camden County and Calvary Day beat Beach High to move into the championship.
The Wildcats couldn’t manage against the Hinesville girls, falling early and never regaining momentum.
"What is winning games for us right now is our defense," coach Dana King said. "We are playing excellent team ball."
The JV girls are currently 9-0 in the regular season
"My first year we went 17-0," King said. "Last year we went 10-4 so this year we are trying to go undefeated again."
Earning kudos from coach King is Tiffany Johnson. The coach said she has improved her ball handling.
"Her basketball IQ is outstanding now," the coach said. "Candice Small is playing well and Small Mays is just snatching everything off the board and all of them are doing pretty good as a whole, as a team."
In the first bracket Glynn Academy defeated Camden County team No. 2. Beach edged the Tigers team No. 2. Johnson defeated Camden County’s team No. 1.
In the second heat, BI team No. 1 won against Glynn Academy and Johnson beat Beach High. The championship pitted Johnson against the Tigers No. 1
According to junior varsity coach Rodney Davis, it was a fierce battle with Johnson hitting the basket to force overtime. Johnson then squeezed out a one-point advantage for the win.