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Warriors defenseless against Tigers
BI men and women teams now at 2-1
Robert Sims - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Jenkins Warriors were no match for the Men or Lady Tigers Friday night as both teams handed the Warriors losses. Both Tiger teams improve to 2-1 in 3-AAAAA region. Their only region loss so far came at the hands of the Groves Rebels last week in Savannah.

Men Tigers 70, Men Warriors-58
The Men Warriors entered into the Tigers den Friday night with determination and kept themselves within striking distance for the better part of the first half.
The Tigers discussed strategy during the half time break.
“Jenkins hung around in the first half and we tried to play zone but we realized that we weren’t boxing out as well in the zone compared to man to man coverage,” Tiger assistant coach Pete Woodard said. “They were getting too many second shots so we went to the man-to-man and also began getting the rebounds more and ran the floor better in the second half.”
The Tigers began to expand on their lead during the third period and defensively shut down the scoring opportunities for the Warriors in the fourth.
Despite the 12-point advantage in the final score, it was the quick adjustment to the defense that gave them the edge.
“I think what happened was our players came in after that big win against Camden Tuesday night and they took Jenkins lightly at first,” Woodard said. “But Jenkins came out to play tonight. I always tell the guys on any given night anything can happen. It’s all a matter of who wants the game more.
“Jenkins wanted the game more than we did during the first half. We talked during the half and they realized that Jenkins was not going to just layback and play dead they stepped up their intensity and did what they had to do.”
To their credit, Jenkins was able to hold Jarvis Wadsworth to only five points, but Robert Sims, Jordan Johnson and Brandon Hayes were successful at the basket with double digits to secure the win.


Brandon Hayes 19
Robert Sims 14
Jordan Johnson 11
Daniel Materne 8
Kentrell Hargrove 8
Jarvis Wadsworth 5
Tony Coston 2
Dominique Everett 2
DeAndre Ross 1

Lady Tigers 65 Lady Warriors 47

After a one point victory over Camden County Tuesday night the Lady Tigers were out prove they could win against their third regional opponent, Jenkins.
Tuesday night’s performance over Camden was described by Lady Tiger head coach, Faye Baker, as sloppy. But the Lady Tigers seemed nearly flawless both defensively and offensively Friday.
“We did a good job, “ Baker said. “It was a good overall effort everybody played well. Everybody who came off the bench gave us some good energy. And it was a good performance.
Four Lady Tigers were able to score with double digits keeping. Forward Bryttnii Speight continues to make significant improvements in her shooting. She was aggressive on the rebounds along with Stevonna Scott and Camille Jackson who, on more than one occasion, hit the ground for the ball and kept the ball in play for scoring.
Guard Jammie McLemore led the score with 14 points. The primary area of improvement for the Lady Tigers was their turnover ratio.
“The one area I was concerned with was our turnovers,” Baker said. “But we only had 12 turnovers this game which is a continued improvement from previous games. Tonight we took better care of the ball. Now we are talking about maintaining that consistency with the turnover ratio,” she said.
She was proud of her team’s effort to reduce the number.

Jammie McLemore 14
Seandre Lee 13
Bryttnii Speight 11
Stevonna Scott 10
Camille Jackson 6
LaTrinna White 6
Mei-Sean Lee 4
Candice Curry 1

The Tigers don’t get to rest just yet. They were scheduled to travel to Glynn Academy for a non-region game Saturday afternoon. They are scheduled to play their last home game before the Christmas break on Dec. 18 when they host Brunswick.
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