Basketball is still the biggest draw in town with three local schools chasing state titles, but here are a few scores from other sports in our area:
Liberty County High
The Panther boys played a home game against Brantley County at Donell Woods stadium Thursday night and took a decisive 7-0 victory. According to boys soccer coach Bryant Durham, all home games will be at Donell Woods Stadium.The Lady Panthers hosted Screven on Monday and tied the game 1-1. According to coach Jarvis McArthur, Dianna Jimenez scored the goal. On Thursday the girls beat Brantley County 10-0. Mystery Ellert scored five goals, Taylor Christner, Samantha Gonzales, Ashlee Howe, Tiffany Marquez and Jeanna Rountree scored one apiece.
Bradwell Institute baseball
The Tigers were rained out during an away game at Brantley last Monday, but played the game Thursday and lost 17-2 in Nahunta. Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren wants his pitching rotation to get stronger as the season progresses. He said it was the team’s downfall in their first game.
"When you can’t throw strikes, it is going to be a long day," he said. "The bright spot was Mitch Rogers. He did come in relief and did a great job. Eran Hodge took the loss and Garrett McCorckle had an RBI single. Errors and walks will absolutely kill you in baseball."
On Friday, the Tigers beat Benedictine 10-9 in an exciting game.
"Jacob Dill did a great job starting for us today with Leonard Felton and Eric Wells doing a fine job in relief," Hellgren said. "Jacob got the win and Eric got the save. Eran Hodge had a three-RBI double and some very good play all around. Our next game is Monday at home and we owe Brantley County a better game than the last one."
BI Tiger soccer
On Feb. 20, the boys and girls scrimmaged Vidalia High School. According to the BI soccer teams’ Facebook fan page, the girls, coached by Adam Bryie, had a good showing with a 2-2 tie. The boys, lead by coach Tommy Oglesby, were unyielding against Vidalia, pulling off a 6-0 shutout. The boys were set to play one more scrimmage against Richmond Hill yesterday. Both squads start the regular season March 2 at Beach High School in Savannah. The girls kick off at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow.
Faith Baptist basketball
The Crusaders are trying to earn a trophy at the National Association of Christian Athletes’ National Tournament in Tennessee.
The boys defeated Greater Gwinnett Christian 94-64 on Wednesday night. Crusader Jaquez Motley led in scoring with 22 points and Jamil Donovan hit another double-double, garnering 14 points and 11 rebounds. Tracy Jester chipped in 8 points and Aaron Power and JJ Frazier knocked in 10 apiece.
On Thursday the boys played Shekinah Christian, out of Ohio, and beat them 76-60. Motley sank 22 points and got 12 rebounds and 11 assists. Frazier scored 15 points. Freshman Kirk Hill logged some quality minutes on the floor, and Power found the net from the 3-point mark. Jester tossed in a few trey shots, too.