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Tigers split with Glynn
n addition to the 21 points by Brandon Hayes, Daniel Materne added 18 points in the win over Glynn. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Tigers split games at Glynn Academy on Dec. 15 as the men walked away with a 15-point victory and the Lady Tigers were handed a difficult loss.

Tigers 76, Glynn 61
The Tigers continued to dominate their opponents, winning their last two games by 12 and 15 points.  Four Tigers scored in the double digits and the cohesiveness of the team is beginning to show in their skills and passing abilities.
“Our team is playing good team ball right now,” Tiger head coach David Jones said. “They have good chemistry and we have kids that are not selfish and pass the ball.
“Jarvis Wadsworth is a perfect example, he is strong and can handle the ball well and he passes as good as any guard in the league. Jarvis, Robert Sims and Jordan Johnson are good passers. It was a good show Saturday night with those three passing the way they did,” he said.”
With an early lead, the Tigers took Glynn a little for granted as they finished the first half and started the second half.
“Our kids came out playing really well the first half,” Jones said. “The best we played in a long time, we ran the floor extremely well - such teamwork that you only dream of for the first half of the game. The second half, we could barely keep pace. We were substituting players more, but it looked like we couldn’t click. Plus, they came out of the locker room for the second half and had made some adjustments to their game.
“We were leading 52-26 at halftime. Most everything we did turned out good. Glynn’s team just had a bad night the first half. It wasn’t until the second half that they played the way they usually do. It was a good win and we had no injuries,” he said.
The Tigers hosted Brunswick on Dec. 18 in a rematch where the Tigers hoped to avenge a loss in overtime earlier this season.
“We owe them a little payback,” Jones said. “The last time we played them was a hard fought loss in overtime. We were happy to get a chance to avenge that. Brunswick is an unpredictable team. They are always good but they are the type of team that sometimes a junior college would have trouble beating them and some nights we have a shot at them.”
Jones took a minute to reflect how the men have done so far for the season and said he was pleased.
“Well, you are always greedy. We would like to erase the two losses we have so far if we could, but I’m satisfied and pleased with our record so far,” he said. “They are all playing hard together right now and that is what I’m satisfied about. It’s not always about win or losses. It’s about getting the best effort out of what you’ve got.”


Brandon Hayes 21
Daniel Materne 18
Jarvis Wadsworth 17
Robert Sims 15
Dominique Everett 4
Nathaniel Gooding 2

Lady Tigers 51, Glynn 70
Coming off a strong victory Dec. 14, the Lady Tigers entered Glynn’s arena like bicycles with flat tires Dec. 15.
“When it’s early in the season, you tend to worry about the back-to-back games,” Lady Tiger head coach Faye Baker said. “That is what I was worried about last week when we played Wayne after playing Groves the night before. Last week, however, we came out on fire. But this time against Glynn, we came out sluggish and lost by 21 points.”
While a formidable opponent, Baker was disappointed her team allowed such a point spread.
“Definitely, Glynn is not 21 points better than us,” she said. “But we were very flat and very sluggish. We did not have a good performance from anyone on the team. All of them were flat on their feet and sluggish and I was disappointed with their performance.”
Another area of concern for Baker was her team’s recent rash of turnovers.
“Again, our turnover ratio went back up,” she said. “We had 28 turnovers as opposed to only 12 from the previous game. We can’t afford to be that inconsistent with the basketball.
With the loss behind them the Lady Tigers set their sight on Brunswick before heading to Atlanta for the Peach State Classic.
“After Brunswick, we are preparing for the Christmas tournament in Atlanta,” Baker said. “We are going to utilize the game against Brunswick and the Christmas tournaments, since they are non region games, to get prepared for January.
“That is the grueling time of the year in our schedule where almost every game is a region game. So we are going to use these next few games to work out the kinks and get ready for January,” she said.

Brytnii Speight 10
Stevonna Scott 10
Jammie McLemore 9
Seandre Lee 8
Mei-Sean Lee 6
Jasmine Alonso 4
Camille Jackson 4

The results from the Brunswick game on Dec. 18 will be in Friday’s Coastal Courier.
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