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Tiger boys beat Wayne County
Bradwell teams play at Liberty County Friday
Panther Tyreon Freeman and Tiger George Mitchell fight for the ball during their first matchup earlier this season. Friday night the Bradwell teams will travel to Liberty County High School for their second matchup of the year. - photo by Patty Leon

Bradwell institute played at Wayne county High School Tuesday in non-region basketball games. The Lady Tigers suffered their second defeat at the hands of the Lady Yellow Jackets 50-38. The Tiger boys earned their second win over the Wayne County boys in a close game 52-50.

Tiger head coach Rhett Hellgren said the team still needs to limit their turnovers. At Wayne County the Tiger boys had 25.

“I know we are going to have them, but we have to limit the unforced turnovers,” he said.

Hellgren did note they did much better on free throws.

“We shot 16 for 24 from the line and that may not sound great, but that is a dramatic improvement for our team,” he said. “We took four charges and that is giving up yourself for the team and I’m very pleased with this.”

The coach added they still need to develop the patience required to play as a unit.

“When we play with patience and try not to do too much as an individual, we have the ability to stay in games,” he said. “When we play as individuals, we will lose, and not only lose, but we will lose badly.”

Tiger Alexander Jordan had 14 points and four rebounds, Brandon Hamlett chipped in 12 points had three offensive rebounds, seven defensive rebounds and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. George Mitchell scored in 11 points, Jyaunti Haggray had seven points and four assists.

Darryll Johnson added four points and three steals and Jaylon McNair scored four points, had four assists and also went 4-for-4 at the line.

The coach said Hamlett had one of his best games to date.

Bradwell will play Friday at Liberty County High. The girls play at 6:30 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow.

“Liberty is going to be a challenge and I know how good they are,” Hellgren said. “If we can limit the turnovers and play the game with patience, we will be able to compete with Liberty.”

The Lady Tigers are 4-6 overall and 1-3 in Region 3-AAAAA. . The Tiger boys are 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the region.  

Boy’s box score:

BI: 7|12|18|15=52

Wayne: 9|10|14|17=50

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