Bradwell’s basketball teams hopped on buses Tuesday afternoon and trekked to Kingsland where the Lady Tigers won 76-53 and the boys won 68-64 in overtime.
Lady Tigers 76, Lady Wildcats 53
In what coach Faye Baker called a much improved performance against the Camden squad from a week earlier, the Lady Tigers improved to 8-0 in Region 3-AAAAA.
"We were able to get off to a fast start and scored 21 points in the first quarter," she said. "We ran our offense a whole lot better."
Lady Tiger Seandre Lee hit a double-double with 28 point and 15 rebounds. LaNiqua Fowler scored 16 points and Quintunya Chapman netted 13 points. Overall, the girls are 17-1.Lee’s scoring performances throughout the season earned her this week’s spot as the WTOC player of the week. She hit a game-high 30 points against Johnson High School on Jan. 15.
Wildcats 64 (OT)
The Tigers also played back-to-back games against Camden, and even though they lost the first one, 44-70, at home, the Tigers bounced back and fought their way to a 68-64 overtime win in Kingsland.
"We won because the players wanted it and they played like they wanted it," Tiger coach Pete Woodard said.
He said the game was nip-and-tuck all the way through four quarters. He said although the teams exchanged leads, neither ever had more than a 6-point edge.
"Basketball is a game of momentum … And I want
to say that down the stretch the momentum swung our way within the last minute and a half of the game," he said.
The coach was pleased with all the players, but said Tiger Fred Orange showed his enthusiasm on the court.
"He was plagued by injuries and has been dying to play," Woodard said. "He showed he was hungry to play and right off the bat, he grabbed key rebounds and came up with a key steal down the stretch."
The boys are 4-14 overall and 2-6 in the region.
The Bradwell squads were in Brunswick for non-region games yesterday and then they’ll play six consecutive region games to finish the regular season.
On Tuesday, the region battles begin when the Tigers host Johnson.