Bradwell Institute split its games Saturday at Jenkins High in Savannah to finish out the regular season.
The Lady Tigers beat Jenkins, 44-33, to finish sixth in Region 3-AAAAA. The Lady Tigers are 8-17 overall and 6-8 in the region.
The final stats from the girls’ game had not been posted by press time.
The Lady Tigers will play third-seeded Ware County at 6:30 tonight in the first round of the region tournament at Richmond Hill High School. The first time the Lady Tigers played the Gators, BI lost, 48-40. Ware County took advantage of the home court to take a 58-34 win in the teams’ second meeting. But that was before both the Lady Tigers improved their ball control and newcomer Brianna Johnson became a force to reckon with.
In Saturday’s boys’ game, Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said Jenkins just beat his team down physically in the Tigers’ 91-31 loss.
“We got slaughtered,” he said. “They physically beat us. I challenged my kids to get more physical and they didn’t, and that is what happens when you don’t get more physical.”
Bradwell finished the regular season 14-11 overall and 10-4 in the region for third place. The Tigers will play sixth-seeded Glynn Academy at 8 tonight in the region tournament.
In other basketball news, the Liberty County High School Panther boys’ basketball team was set to start Region 3A-AAAA tournament play Tuesday against Hephzibah in Augusta.
The Panthers finished their regular season last Friday with a 75-74 win at Wayne County.
Davion Mitchell led the Panthers with 19 points. Freddie McSwain had 15 points and Richard LeCounte had 10. Liberty entered the region tournament with an 18-6 overall mark and 5-1 sub-region record.
The Lady Panthers finished 14-10 and 4-2 after beating Wayne County, 55-42. Brianna Reece paced Liberty with 13 points. Kymberli Payno and Jaelynn James each added 10 points.
The Lady Panthers are scheduled to play tonight against Burke County in Augusta, but the game’s status was uncertain at press time due to possible bad weather.