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December 4, 2013

BHS teams split against region competition

MILLEDGEVILLE — Opening up their region schedule Tuesday night on the road, Baldwin High School basketball split against Howard in the Braves’ third contest of the season.

The Bravettes pounced on the Lady Huskies early on to come away with their first region win of the season, taking the victory, 60-50.

“It’s huge for us,” Randall Owens, girl’s head coach, said. “We have a very young team, so anytime we can get a win, especially in region play, it helps our girls.”

After holding a rather large halftime lead, BHS struggled to find its rhythm in the second half, but managed to settle down for a comfortable 10-point win in game three.

“We held a good lead in the first half, mainly due to a lot of full-court press defense. We caused a lot of turnovers and had a 28-7 at halftime,” Owens said. “They made a lot of changes during the basketball game, and were able to get things going by the end to win the basketball game by 10.”

In the midst of the encouraging win, the Bravettes received production from many on the night, but were led by sophomore point guard Tykeasia Williams with 15 points.

“We had contributions by a lot of players,” Owens said, “but Tykeasia Williams did a great job of leading the team from the point guard position.”

Quantasha Cannie, a senior, followed Williams with 13 points against the Lady Huskies, while freshman standout Courtney Butts rounded out the trio of Bravettes in double figures with 10 points.

Also turning in a strong performance for BHs was senior forward Terrian Williams with nine points on Tuesday night.

Moving to 2-1 with the win, Owens hopes his squad will learn from the first three games and carry the momentum into the region schedule.

“Overall, it’s a great win for us, particularly coming off a non-region loss to Dublin the other night,” Owens said. “Again, it was a learning experience, and we’re excited to start region-play.”

Unfortunately, mistakes plagued the boy’s Tuesday night and the Braves came up just short of the victory, falling to Howard 46-42 in a low-scoring contest.

BHS finished the night shooting 41 percent from the free throw line and lacked a presence underneath the basket, going 11-for-25 in the paint.

“These first three games have really been not what I expected. I don’t think it’s effort that has surprised me the most, but our level of toughness. We’ve not been as tough as we need to be,” Rechard Larkin, boy’s head coach, said. “Traditionally, we’ve been a good free throw shooting team, and we’ve started this season in a rut because it’s the same people shooting free throws.”

Despite not playing his best game against the Huskies, Marquise Williams led the team with another double-double, scoring 19 points and snagging 12 rebounds in the game.

“As ugly as it appeared to us — any coach would love to have a guy that produces like that on given night,” Larkin said.

At 0-3 to start of the season, Larkin admits there is only one thing left for the Braves to do — get better.

“The beauty of it is that our season isn’t a three-game season. We’ve got to prepare for a very good West Laurens team on Friday,” he said. “As disappointed as we are, there are still a lot of positives that we can draw from these games. The bottom line is we’ve just got to get better.”

 

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