Bradwell Institute swept Windsor Forest on Friday at BI, with the Lady Tigers earning a 51-28 win and the Tiger boys beating the Knights, 68-47.
The Lady Tigers took a quick lead, which gave Lady Tiger coach Faye Baker an opportunity to put in her bench players and give them valuable experience and minutes in the game. Bradwell’s balanced scoring was paced by Javaughna Claridy with nine points. Raina Richardson and Alize Roberts each chipped in eight points. Jakaria Fleming scored five points; Journae Young, Melanie Forshee, Kieria Martin and Aleecia Futch each scored four points. Alyssa McDuffie scored three and Zhantel Davenport hit two free throws.
Forshee had a pair of clutch steals to dash two scoring opportunities for the Lady Knights.
With the win, the Lady Tigers enter the Christmas break sporting a 2-1 Region 3-AAAAA mark and a 4-5 overall record. They will play a non-region game Friday at Coffee County.
As of Saturday afternoon, Glynn Academy, Richmond Hill and Bradwell each were 2-1 in the region standings, with Effingham leading the pack at 3-0.
Unlike previous seasons, the Lady Tigers will not play in the Macon Christmas Tournament this year. They opted instead to play during Thanksgiving break at the Morrow High Classic.
Bradwell played at McIntosh County Academy on Saturday. Results from that game will be in Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.
BI — 13/16/9/13: 51
WF — 6/7/6/9: 28
Much like the girls, the Tiger boys gave every player a chance to come off the bench. The veteran starters — Malcolm Dingle, Reasha Stokes and Jamorris Hill — gave the home team a significant cushion.
That gave Tiger coach Rhett Hellgren the opportunity to put in sophomores Trevon McCoy and Jair Reynolds, who both controlled the ball well. Junior Kendrick Harris-Bennett had a strong performance inside, managing some skilled turns and easy layups despite being double-teamed. Junior Donte Harris displayed raw speed and accurate passing skills.
Kevin Williams came in during the fourth and sank a 3-pointer.
After their sixth straight win, the Tigers — 6-1 before Saturday’s game and 3-0 in the region — play at Coffee County next Friday and in the Gentlemen’s Classic on Dec. 26-28 in Statesboro. Bradwell played at MCA yesterday. Results will be posted in Wednesday’s Coastal Courier.