The Bradwell Tigers came back from the holiday break and earned a split Friday at Richmond Hill in Region 3-AAAAA action.
The Lady Tigers fell to the Wildcats, 43-23, while the Tiger boys toppled the Wildcats, 51-39.
Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker said the score is not indicative of the hustle her girls displayed in the contest, but the girls were just a bit off their normal game.
“We played flat, our shots were off … we just couldn’t get it together ... they were hustling, but we were just flat,” Baker said.
The Lady Tigers were 3 of 12 at the free-throw line. A normally productive Akeyla Richardson was held to one point. The Lady Tigers also had a hard time in managing Lady Wildcat Keear Jackson, who tallied 20 points.
Richmond Hill was 15 of 18 at the line, including Jackson’s 6-for-6 showing.
The Lady Tigers are 4-8 overall and 2-2 in region play.
Despite the region loss, Baker said there are plenty of region games left and the girls remain poised to make a run for the playoffs. She said the girls looked good in practice and will look to rebound Tuesday at home against Jenkins in another region game. The action begins at 6 p.m.
BI — 7/4/8/4: 23
RHHS — 8/8/12/15: 43
Bradwell scoring — Javaughna Claridy 10, Jakaria Fleming 9, Alize Roberts 2, Akeyla Richardson 1, Selena Manies 1
The Tigers are taking Region 3-AAAAA by the horns, as they moved to 4-0 in the region after downing the Wildcats. Once again, led by Malcolm Dingle and Reasha Stokes, the Tigers methodically picked their shots and made an 11-3 run in the first quarter of play. Dingle and Stokes had 17 and 16 points, respectively. The Wildcats made a run in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers, 14-6. But BI maintained the cushion necessary to secure the win.
The Tigers will need to keep their momentum going as they prepare to host Jenkins, which is averaging 70.4 points per game. After beating Windsor Forest on Friday, the Warriors also are 4-0 in the region and hold an overall mark of 10-1. The Tigers are 8-5 overall.
Jenkins will be at the Tigers’ gym Tuesday.
BI — 11/15/6/19: 51
RHHS — 3/10/14/12: 39
BI scoring: Malcolm Dingle 17, Reasha Stokes 16, Kendrick Harris Bennett 6, Jamorris Hill 5, Hubert Anderson 4, LaDon Williams 2, Darrell Hawkins 1