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Tigers, Lady Tigers run into buzzsaw Tuesday at Beach
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Bradwell Institute had a bad night at Beach High on Tuesday as both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams lost to Beach in Region 3-AAAA play.
The Tiger boys trailed by as much as 20 points and did their best to get back into the game. In the end, they were able to get within eight but fell, 86-74, to the Bulldogs.
Quaseam Scott led the Bulldogs with 32 points and 18 rebounds in the game.
This season, the Tiger boys are 1-2 against Beach. The BI boys are currently 8-7 overall and 7-3 in the region, holding on to third place. Beach High is 8-9 overall and 5-5 in the region.
Johnson High (11-4, 9-0) holds the top spot in the region, with Savannah High (15-1, 8-1) in second and making an appearance in the GACA coaches poll at No. 4  this week, up two spots from last week.
Tonight the Tiger boys will be tested as they travel to Savannah to play undefeated Johnson. The first time these two teams squared off, they traded buckets and BI gave the Atom Smashers a challenge, losing only by five points, 55-50, on Dec. 2.
Also holding on to third place are the Lady Tigers, despite a 56-30 loss to the Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday.
Shaquoia Crockett led the BI girls with 15 points.
Beach’s  Amber Curtis scored 15 points and  Ilyn Spann added 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
“Amber Curtis is a great athlete and she can score but she also does a good job of involving her team,” Lady Tigers coach Faye Baker said. “That is one of the things that I am so impressed with about her. She doesn’t force anything, and she gets her team involved. It’s one of the things that make her a great player.”
Baker said the Lady Tigers didn’t play as well as they did in the past two games against Islands and Savannah High, but the Lady Bulldogs may have had something to do with that.
“Our turnover ratio was up,” Baker said. “Thirty-two turnovers. We were 6-of-20 from the free throw line and when we did have an opportunity to score underneath the basket, we missed chip shots. Anytime you play against a high-caliber team, that is absolutely going to hurt you. You have to be able to capitalize when you have the opportunity against a team like Beach. You can attribute their defense to our turnovers. They rush you and kept us out of sync and off-balance all night.”
The BI girls are 7-8 overall and 5-4 in the region.
“We have seven other region games left, and we really need to go out and try to win as many of them as we can and we are capable of winning them all,” Baker said. “But we will take it one game at a time, and Johnson is the next opponent.”

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