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January 22, 2013

Braves tackle Wilco, Howard


Baldwin High School faced two top-ranked teams in the state in their respective classifications, as the Braves and Bravettes travelled to Howard Friday night and took on Wilkinson County at home Saturday.

After a loss against Rutland earlier in the week, the Bravettes turned things around with wins against Howard (55-51) and Wilkinson County (39-32).

“The first game against Wilkinson County, our players were embarrassed because they lost and gave up 50 plus points to Wilkinson County, so tonight and all week in practice they said, ‘we’re going to focus on the defensive end,’” Randall Owens, women’s head coach, said. “Our players know that they can score, but they took it upon themselves to show that they can also defend.”

Owens admits his team took a similar approach against the Lady Huskies on Friday.

“It was a huge win for us,” he said. “Howard came in ranked number seven in the state; they have two Division I players, but again our players looked past all of that and said, ‘hey, we were embarrassed the first time we played them.’ So, they wanted to show that they could play with anybody in the state of Georgia.”

Scoring a season high 26 points against Howard on Friday and 12 against the Lady Warriors on Saturday, Jayla Waller led the Bravettes once again. Waller also had a total of nine steals on the weekend.

Also playing well was Bria Reeves with six rebounds against Howard and five against Wilkinson County.

“For both nights, we had several players that made a lot of contribution, players that hadn’t done it in the past, but stepped their game up for this huge weekend,” Owens said. “Kayla McCray, Anthonika Thomas, of course Jayla Waller and Bria Reeves did a great job of playing against bigger post-players and battling all night long.”

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