The Lady Tigers split volleyball victories Wednesday afternoon with Camden. Bradwell won the first match, but lost the second one to the visiting Wildcats. Camden also took a victory against Beach High between the Lady Tiger games.
The highlight of the afternoon, however, was the ceremony honoring the two Lady Tiger seniors, Camille Jackson and Tyreesha Evans.
"It feels good and it gives us more confidence going into the second game," Evans said after the Tigers won the first match. "This is the first time we played them and, being that it is senior night, we definitely wanted to beat them at home."
Evans would like to attend Georgia State to study accounting and is working with Lady Tiger coach Readie Kelly to achieve that goal.
Evans said this season has helped her become more grounded and patient. She said having younger players needing her guidance has forced her to examine how she reacts in a team environment. She said she realized next season she’ll be the rookie player all over again.
"They (college level players) are probably going to feel the same way about me," she said. Be impatient with me because I’m still in the learning process. I’m not perfect but I’m working hard to get better so I can play in college."
Jackson wants to attend Georgia State as well to study Psychology. Athletically talented Jackson excels in volleyball, basketball and track but admitted volleyball is her favorite. She said she thinks excelling in all three will better her chances in getting a full ride scholarship.
Not one to sit out as a freshman, Jackson said she is preparing now for her college debut.
"I’m going to continue to condition and not slack off," she said. "I need to avoid getting big headed because I’m heading out to college and just keep working harder."
According to ga.prepcountry.com the Lady Tigers are in third place behind Savannah Arts Academy and Camden in region 3-AAAAA.