MILLEDGEVILLE — Momentum has shifted for the Baldwin High basketball teams, as both the boys and girl’s squads took on region foe Veterans on the road Friday night.
Fresh off of their first win of the season, as well as first win in the region, the boy’s team came out on top in another close game with a 51-48 win over the Warhawks.
“One thing that we definitely realized is that the season is indeed a long season, but going into post-season we certainly want to win as many ball games as we can,” boy’s head coach Rechard Larkin said. “We had a very tough game on the road on Friday night against a very good Veterans team. Up until this Friday night, we hadn’t actually beat Veterans at Veterans the past three years, so to get that in a tough environment and on the road, that was huge for us. We’re so thankful to have such great guys and ladies working with us to make the overall program better.”
Marquise Williams provided the Braves with another double-double to help nudge the team toward its second victory, scoring 22 points with 11 rebounds.
“Of course Marquise continued his great performance for us, and I don’t think its any secret that he’s going to be that guy for us every night, but we need other guys to step up around him to make plays,” Larkin said.
Jatavius Williams was one of those guys for BHS with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
“We finally had Jatavius step up for us and knock down those shots that he certainly can,” Larkin said. “That’s the type of play we’re expecting to be able to contribute for us.”
Another young player that stepped up for the Braves on Friday was Marshall Dunn, who Larkin credits for much of the defensive success.