The Lady Tigers scored 10 points in the final two minutes for a 64-54 win over Glynn, while the Red Terror boys routed the Bradwell Tigers, 70-47 in Region 3-AAAAA game Friday at home.
Bradwell 64, Glynn 54 (Girls)
Lady Tiger Shaquoia Crockett scored five points and had a steal and an assist in the final 50 seconds to stall a Glynn Academy charge and give Bradwell the win.
“That’s the caliber of player she is. She had the game winning shot Tuesday night against Effingham. When the game is on the line she is going to step up,” Lady Tigers coach Faye Baker said.
Bradwell jumped out quick in the first quarter and built a 30-23 lead at halftime. Glynn continued to penetrate the Lady Tigers’ zone defense, scoring lay ups and had success shooting on the perimeter.
“We didn’t play as a good of defense as we have been playing. We got beat off the dribble and on the boards. We have been struggling offensively some but defensively we have been stronger than we played tonight. A lot of the girls are still sick, so the fatigue cut into to us a little bit tonight. Glynn kept driving the lane on us, going straight through our zone so that forced us back into man defense,” Baker said.
The Lady Tigers are starting to develop an inside game with Alize Roberts, taking pressure off of a guard-laden offense.
“Alize just joined the team in January and she is getting into basketball shape. It is helping us because she can score on the inside and also get us rebounds. Having an inside player helps us be multi-dimensional,” Baker said.
Letia Lieataua led the Lady Tigers with 14 points. Akeyla Richardson canned 10 points. Crockett and Kelissa Hargrove contributed nine points each.
Bradwell is 7-11 overall and 7-1 in Region 3-AAAAA. The Lady Tigers are now working their way back through region opponents.
“We have played some good teams outside of our region and even with losses that makes us better. Even though we have a good region record we can’t be satisfied. We have to continue to work hard and learn to make better passes and be more patient on offense,” Baker said.
Bradwell hosts region 3-AAAAA opponent Ware County Tuesday night.
Glynn 70, Bradwell 47 (Boys)
Bradwell matched Glynn point for point in the first few minutes, but the Red Terrors simply took over the rest of the game. Glynn went up 23-12 after hitting a long range at the buzzer ending the first quarter.
Glynn continued to drive the lane at will and hit shots deep from the perimeter. Bradwell added to its own misery with numerous bad passes and offensive miscues. The Tigers had 13 turnovers in the game, ,
Building on the first quarter lead, the Red Terrors went into the locker room with a comfortable 37-20 lead.
“You cannot win ball games when you let teams continue to penetrate all night,” Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren said. “You can’t win when you make bad passes and create turnovers. Turnovers absolutely destroyed us tonight.”
The Tigers have been dealing with injuries, including one that has sidelined guard Reasha Stokes.
“As a team, you have got to practice hard all of the time. You can’t just go into practice and go through the motions and expect to be ready to play a game. You practice like you play. We have to practice hard all of the time,” Hellgren said.
Junior point guard Miguel Pineda led the Tigers with 18 points. Malcolm Dingle finished with 9 points. Jamorris Hill and Daylan Baker put in 6 points each.
The Tigers fall to .500 on the season at 9-9 and 5-3 in Region 3-AAAAA play. Bradwell hosts Ware County Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAAA match up.
Bradwell 64, Glynn 54 (girls)
Bradwell 13 17 13 17 - 64
Glynn 9 14 14 17 -54
Bradwell- Letia Lieataua 14, Akeyla Richardson 10, Shaquoia Crockett 9, Kelissa Hargrove 9, Alize Roberts 8, Kayla Rocker 7, Jakira Fleming 5, Selena Maines 2.
Glynn 70, Bradwell 47 (boys)
Glynn 23 14 15 18 - 70
Bradwell 12 8 10 17 - 47
Bradwell- Miguel Pineda 18, Malcolm Dingle 9, Jamorris Hill 6, Daylan Baker 6, Michael Burnett 3, Hubert Anderson 3, Darrell Hawkins 2.