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Tigers open season with 5-2 record
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Tiger Darryll Johnson led the Tigers in scoring against Camden County with 36 points. - photo by Patty Leon/File

The Tiger boys’ basketball team has suffered only two losses so far this season.
The first loss was during the season opener at Liberty County High on Nov. 19. The second loss happened Friday night against Brunswick during their Region 2-AAAAAA game at home. The Tigers lost by six, 57-51.

Until Friday, the Tigers had taken five back-to-back victories. The most recent two wins were at Camden County on Nov. 4, 71-49, and hosting Long County Tuesday. Bradwell 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 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 and Johnson had 12.
Doublerly said he felt his team had a lot of momentum going into Friday’s game against Brunswick
“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.”

The Bradwell boys gave it a valiant fight, but the Pirates edged out the Tigers 57-51. The Tigers are 0-1 in region play.
Individual and team stats were not available by press time from the Brunswick loss.
The 5-2 start is the best in the past two seasons for the Tigers under the new head coach, who said this is his first gig as a head coach for high school basketball.

Douberly once served as an 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 graduate 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.

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