The Bradwell Institute Tigers lost to the Richmond Hill Wildcats 67-48 Friday.
The Tigers were able to compete in the first quarter being down only 10-9 heading into the second. Richmond Hill took over the second quarter in terms of offense with seven different players able to score. Senior guard Montest Bumpers lead the team in the quarter, scoring seven points and knocking down a three-pointer. The Wildcats outscored the Tigers 20-5 and went into halftime with a dominant 30-14 lead.
Bradwell continued to hustle in the second half, with senior guard Darryll Johnson hitting 2 three-pointers and scoring half of the Tigers points in the fourth. Johnson was the leading scorer for Bradwell and finished with 16 points. Although they were able to score 34 points in the second half, Richmond Hill had the upper hand and played consistent through all four quarters, picking up the victory.
Even though Bradwell was down through most of the game, head coach William Douberly said he was proud with the way the team kept fighting.
"That’s what I want in every possession," he said. "We continue to give our best effort regardless of what the score is. Because that is how we grow."
Douberly also believes that same effort will lead the Tigers to more wins later in the season.
"Our team never gave up and gave their best effort all the way down to the last second," he said. "I think that winning starts with this kind of selfless determination, and my players have a lot of heart."
The loss was the fourth straight for Bradwell and puts them at 0-4 in the region. Their next game will be at Brunswick at 8:30 p.m. Friday.