Local basketball teams wrap up their regular seasons tonight. The Bradwell Institute Tigers are away at Johnson High School in Savannah and the Panthers host Richmond Hill for senior night.
While the BI Lady Tigers have clinched the top spot in their region, region standings for the other girls and boys squads are still being decided.
Stacking up 14 straight wins since losing to Rockdale on
Dec. 21, the Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute will go into the region playoffs next week as the top-seeded team. The girls defeated Groves 55-30 in Savannah on Tuesday to stay at 13-0 in the Region 3-AAAAA. They head to Johnson tonight and then they’ll prepare for the tournament.
BI’s Seandre Lee led in scoring Tuesday with 13 points. LaNiqua Fowler chipped in 12 and Mariah Maternik and Camille Jackson knocked in 11 apiece for the win.
According to Lady Tiger coach Faye Baker, the first round of the tournament is at Camden County High School where her girls will tip off against Jenkins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The coach said the semi-final and final-round games will be at Johnson High in Savannah.
As of Thursday morning, the Bradwell girls were No. 1, according to ga.prepcountry.com. Savannah High, Beach High and Groves trail them. Overall, the Lady Tigers are 23-1.
The Tiger boys lost Tuesday to the Groves Rebels, 76-44, falling to 4-9 in the region. Overall, the boys are 6-18. Tiger DeAndre Duren led the squad with 12 points.
The Bradwell’s region seeding and playoff opponent will be determined after regular-season games wrap up tonight throughout Savannah. As of Thursday, the Tigers were in seventh place.
The Panther boys will host Richmond Hill tonight. A win would keep them in the No.1 spot in region 3-AAA, but Washington County could tie for first if they win tonight and tomorrow when they face Baldwin and Richmond Hill to finish out their regular season.
A first-place tie would mean the boys’ seeding would be determined by a coin toss.
According to Panther coach Willie Graham, the Region 3-AAA tournament will be hosted by West Laurens High School. The top two seeded teams play next Friday with the
No.1 seed taking the court at 8:30 p.m. and the No. 2 seed at 5:30 p.m.
The girls’ seeding is also undecided and will be determined after the weekend. The region’s sixth and seventh place teams play Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The winner of that game will play the third seeded team at 7 p.m. Thursday. The fourth and fifth seeds play at 4 p.m. Thursday. The top two seeded teams don’t play until Friday.
Editor’s note: It was erroneously reported the Panther boys would host a region playoff game in Wednesday’s Courier. The boys have an opportunity to host a state playoff game, not a region game. All region games will be at West Laurens High School. The Courier regrets the error.