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Prep hoops roundup: BI boys, girls sink Cats
Bradwell Institute point guard Javante Richey darts around a Johnson defender during last weeks game. The Tigers are 2-1 in 3-AAAAA. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon

After coming close to beating undefeated Johnson High last week, the Bradwell Institute boys’ basketball team wanted to make sure it played well against Camden County on Tuesday in Kingsland.
They did. The BI boys managed to put up a little more than 20 points per period to down the Wildcats, 86-68, in a Region 3-AAAAA contest.
The Tigers are home tonight against Jenkins. The girls tip off at 7 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow.

Bradwell 22 21 21 21 — 85
Camden   9 17 21  21 — 68

Girls whip Lady Wildcats
The Bradwell Institute girls’ basketball team handed Camden County a big loss in a Region 3-AAAAA matchup Tuesday night, winning, 59-39, in Kingsland.
“We took a lead in the first quarter and pretty much kept the lead. I thought our kids played well,” BI girls’ coach Faye Baker said. “The defensive intensity was great, but also offensively we looked a little better than we have in previous games. Shaquoia Crockett had a real good game. She ended up with 24 points, and it was definitely the best game she played all year. Not just due to point production, but she did a good job of running our offense Tuesday night.
“Triniece Boles had a good game with 12 points, and we did a better job of when to drive and when to take an open shot. They were playing pretty wide, and we were able to penetrate their zone, and that created good shot opportunities for us.”

Tide girls get closer
The Long County High School girls’ basketball team lost its fourth game of the season Tuesday, falling, 31-23, to visiting St. Vincent’s Academy. Despite the loss, it was one of the best performances of the year for the Lady Tide. The Long County girls will return to the court tonight to take on the Lady Indians in Vidalia. The girls’ game begins at
6 p.m., with the boys’ game following at 7:30 p.m.

FPCA falls to Bethesda
Bethesda made a statement in Georgia Independent Schools Association basketball circles on Saturday in Savannah with a 65-27 win over GISA powerhouse First Presbyterian Christian Academy. FPCA scored only 12 points in  the final three periods of play.

FPCA       15   7   3   2 — 27
Bethesda 20 13 16 16 — 65

Crusaders aim for run
With an overall record of 5-4, Ludowici’s Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys’ basketball team hopes to win another Georgia Christian Athletic Association state title. The Crusader boys have won eight straight varsity basketball titles and nine GCAA state titles overall.
Last year, the Crusaders won the National Association of Christian Athletes’ national title.
 After 11 years as the school’s athletic director and basketball coach, Jared Sellars left Faith Baptist to take a job as the basketball coach at Pensacola Christian College this year. His brother, Matthew Sellars, has taken over as the Crusaders’ athletic director and basketball coach, and the transition has been flawless. The Crusaders are led by J. J. Frazier with 175 points to date. Jaquez Motley has 107, and Kirk Hill has 99. The Crusaders will travel to Savannah to take on Bethesda at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

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