The Statesboro Blue Devils will enter the Region 1-AAAAA tournament as the No. 1 seed – on their own home court – after knocking off the Bradwell Institute Tigers 62-57 Saturday.
The Blue Devils, 18-3 overall, went to 8-1 in the region with their sixth straight win. No other region team has fewer than three losses in region play.
Bradwell’s loss, and its denial of the Tigers winning the regular season title and getting home court advantage in the region tournament, overshadowed Tahshaun Frasier’s 31-point performance. The senior point guard, who is headed to Columbus State University, was 9-of-15 from the field.
Frasier also had six rebounds and five assists.
Chris Perry chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds, and Kohlmin Nelson scored five points. But no other Tigers managed more than three points in the game. The Tigers were 18 of 22 on the free throw line but only 18 of 51 from the field.
Kam Mikell, the Colorado football signee, led Statesboro with 20 points and Raylin Grant added 19 points. Jai’caden Cone scored 13 points.
Bradwell stumbled on the road Tuesday against Jenkins, falling 48-44. Perry had 15 points to pace the Tigers, while Dar’Kari Pasley scored nine and Frasier added eight points. Zay Thomas scored six points in the loss.
The Tigers end the regular season 19-5 overall and 6-4 in the region.