The Tigers’ boys’ basketball team has suffered only one loss so far this season in their opener at Liberty County High Nov. 19.
Since then the boys have taken five back-to-back victories. The last two wins were at Camden County last Saturday (71-49) and hosting Long County this past Tuesday. The Bradwell Institute boys beat the Blue Tide 86-54.
“Our players are building strong bonds between each other,” first year head coach William Douberly said. “I believe that our team continues to grow closer together as a unit. During our last two games, the bench has become a source of vocal support to our players, and our guys are very unselfish. What has made us successful is the character of the players, which is superb.”
The coach noted that against Camden County Darryll Johnson led in scoring with 36 points. Anthony Vicente had nine points in the win.
Against Long County Ronald Candy Jr. had 16 points, Raiquan Taylor had 14 points and Johnson had 12.
Friday the Tiger boys open region play hosting Brunswick. Tip-off for the boys’ game is at 8:30 p.m.
“I think that our team has a lot of momentum going into Friday,” Douberly said. “With every game, our players become more confident, and they are also very resilient. Another great feature of our team is the depth; on any given night, a different player could have a big game. Brunswick is a good team, and they have talent, so we'll have to play good basketball against them.”
Good basketball is what the first time head coach is bringing to the Tiger program.
Douberly once served as the assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at East Georgia College. He was also a volunteer assistant coach at Bulloch Academy before taking two years off to complete grad school.
His knowledge of the sport and his background in counseling have helped to solidify a Bradwell team that kept losing players each year to neighboring schools.
The game against the Pirates will be challenging as they come into the Tigers’ Den with a 4-1 record.
The Lady Tigers also host the Lady Pirates Friday beginning at 7 p.m. A full report on the Lady Tigers' past two games will be posted once stats are attained. The Lady Tigers are 1-5. The Lady Pirates are 1-3.