Bradwell’s basketball teams combined for 147 points against Long County Saturday night. The Bradwell Lady Tigers overwhelmed Long County, 61-16, while the boys conquered the Blue Tide, 88-42, in the nightcap.
The Bradwell boys’ team scored the first basket of the game and, using full- and half-court pressure, forced four consecutive turnovers, resulting in lay ups for the Tigers. Bradwell’s offense opened a barrage, resulting in a 26-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Using the arc, the baseline and the paint Bradwell scored from every part of the floor.
“Tonight was just one of those nights when everything you do is right. I will tell you that the score is not indicative of the talent that Long County has. They we were able to score tonight. The basket was like throwing a beach ball into the ocean,” Bradwell Tigers head coach Pete Woodard said.
Woodward said that his team executed almost to perfection Saturday night against the Blue Tide.
“We came off a big loss to Johnson Friday night, and we just came out tonight and we wanted the game more,” Woodard said.
Notching the non-region win against Long County win puts the Tigers at 9-8 overall. Bradwell is 7-4 in Region 3-AAAAA.
Two losses to Johnson and one to Savannah have the Tigers currently third in the region.
“This is an important week for us in region play. We beat Camden down there and were able to beat Jenkins and Groves here. Facing teams the second time around can be tough, and all region games matter, so we have to be ready,” Woodard said.
Romp for Lady Tigers
In the girls’ game, Bradwell used a combination of half- and full-court pressure to force 10 Long County turnovers and ignite the Lady Tigers’ transition game. Lady Tigers point guard Shaquioa Crockett scored 12 points in the first quarter. Leading 17-3 at the end of the first quarter, Bradwell never looked back and dominated for the next three quarters.
“Our transition game was really good tonight. We did a good job with the press. But we also did a good job of moving the ball on offense and finding open shots off of movement,” Lady Tigers head coach Faye Baker said.
Baker was able to rest her starters the majority of the second half since her team continued to hold a 30-point lead much of the game.
“Games like tonight, one of the best things is the fact that your young kids get so much quality time on the floor. They not only got the time, but they were able to execute on both ends of the court,” Baker said.
The Lady Tigers’ attention now turns to a pivotal point in their season. Bradwell will play three region games against Camden, Jenkins and Groves.
“We are working our way back through the schedule playing Camden, Jenkins and Groves a second time. We only lost to Groves without Crockett so this is an important week for seeding for the region tournament,” Baker said.
Bradwell is currently 9-8 overall and 6-4 in Region 3-AAAAA. Other than two losses to region leader Beach, the Lady Tigers dropped a close game to Windsor Forest.
Baker anticipates Beach to wrap up the top seed, but believes that her Lady Tigers could easily grab the second or third seed.
“I think we could be a second or third seed going into the region tournament. This is the time of year you want to start playing better basketball. If we take care of business this week, it should put us in a good position,” Baker said.
Bradwell played host to Camden County on Tuesday night.
Long County 16 (Girls)
Bradwell — Shaquioa Crockett 20, Latisha Fraiser 8, Kayla Rocker 8, Javaughna Clardy 6, Kelissa Hargrove 4, Leiatia Leiataua 4, Symone May 4, Treniece Boles 3, Akeyla Richardson 2, Brittany Terrell 1, Manessa Dalton 1.
Long — Jameka Boyd 8, Denise Crawford 3, Mikayla Lovett 2, Amanda Garvin 2, Torianna Murray 1
Long County 42 (Boys)
Bradwell — Jalen Watson 15, Miguel Pineda 14, Cameron Kight 12, Jamorris Hill 12, Javonte Richey 10, Dazjon Tinae 10, Resha Stokes 7, Larry Murray 3, Darius Mowbray 2, Aaron Sartin 2, Eli Jones 1, Cassanova Gilchrist 1.
Long — Jamaal Anderson 13, Henry Peoples 8, Josh Berry 6, Jacque Payne 3, Johnnae Jones 5, Kalope McCray 2, Chris LaRochester 2, Vanda Vereen 1.