The No. 9 ranked Bradwell Institute girls basketball team upped its record to 15-0 with a 52-50 win Saturday over visiting Brunswick.
The Lady Tigers took over the contest in the final moments of the game and put on an offensive clinic in the process.
"I was so excited to see the ball movement we had at the end of the game," Bradwell coach Faye Baker said. "Everyone was touching the basketball and making cuts and we were just able to exploit their zone and create holes and get layups. We told the girls that if we get everyone involved in the offense good things will happen."
Quintunya Chapman drove into the gap for a layup to take a 48-43 lead. Brunswick answered with a quick score but KeAndra Frasier caught a baseball pass from Mariah Maternik to increase the lead to 50-45.
But for much of the game neither team could separate itself from the other. Bradwell withstood several Brunswick runs to hold a 28-23 lead at the half.
The Lady Tigers were beat on the boards by Brunswick, but Baker said she’ll go back to the drawing board and stress blocking out and rebounding in practice this week.
As for defense, Friday’s tough win over Savannah had Baker trying to rest her players’ legs Saturday against Brunswick.
"We didn’t press tonight. We did trap some, but as far as pressing and a lot of man-to-man defense, I didn’t want to do that because of the tough game Friday night against Savannah. I knew we were going to have some fatigue and the legs would be tired and I didn’t want that to be a factor," Baker said.
Maternik led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 19 points. Chapman put in 9 points and Quinaka Hatchell ended with 7 points.
The Lady Tigers are ranked No. 9 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll and No. 7 in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association poll for Class AAAAA girls.
"Honestly, I am pleasantly surprised that we are 15-0 at this point of the season," Baker said. "We just want to get better every game. We are nowhere near peaking but we are progressing. Like I have told the girls all along, we have to play hard because any team can beat us on any given night."
The Lady Tigers hosted region rival Beach on Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.
Bradwell: Mariah Maternik 18, Quintunya Chapman 9, Quinaka Hatchell 7, KeAnrda Frasier 6, Shaquioa Crockett 5, Symone May 3, Leitia Leituaua 2, Britney Terrell 2