The Union Recorder

Local Sports

January 29, 2013

Bethesda runs away from JMA


The second half was close, but John Milledge Academy varsity boys basketball lost 61-39 at the hands of Bethesda Friday.

JMA boys’ head coach Thomas Craig said the three-hour Savannah trip seems to bother the Trojans.

“We dug a little too deep to come back from the first half,” Craig said.

Bethesda made nine 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the field.

JMA couldn’t keep up.

“Sometimes, you have to tip your hat to a team that is pretty much on fire, and they were,” Craig said. “They spread the ball out a bunch early on which created a lot of problems for us.”

Junior Brandon Panfil led the JMA effort with 13 points. Senior Brantley Attaway missed his first 10 shots from the field and managed only nine points.

The Trojan’s No. 1 scorer couldn’t find his touch.

Two huge region home games tonight and Friday’s Senior Night will decided the direction for Craig’s team.

“Hopefully, we come out and battle to give ourselves a chance,” the Trojan head coach said.

Tonight’s game against region leading Westminster won’t be easy.

Currently, JMA sits fourth in the region. Craig said wins this week could throw a kink into region tournament seeding, with a second seed bye still an outside possibility.

At 7-9 overall and 2-4 in region, the boys need to be a little more consistent with the little things. Rebounding, turnovers and free throws are vital this time of year.

“I just want to see us execute on offense. If we can do that, we can start making some noise right here and get some wins late in the season to push us right in,” Craig said.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 04-10 GMC Prep Baseball 1.JPG GMC bats stale after break

    Coming off a brief hiatus from live competitions, Georgia Military Prep School baseball blew off some rust in their first game since spring break against First Presbyterian Day School at home Wednesday night.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lady Dogs notch two conference wins

    Winning seven of their last eight games, the Georgia Military College Lady Dogs softball team appears to be on a roll as they reach the final stretch of their regular season.

    April 4, 2014

  • 04-02 JMA Baseball 1.JPG JMA baseball still hot

    The John Milledge Academy baseball team earned its fifth consecutive victory Tuesday afternoon with a 6-0 home shutout of Augusta Prep.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • JMA logo NEW 2011.jpg JMA baseball heating up

    Westminster didn't put up much of a fight on Tuesday, as the John Milledge Academy varsity baseball team cruised to a 12-5 blowout win in Augusta.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 03-28 AOW_James Bell.jpg UR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Senior carries Braves offense

    In a sport known for its low scoring games, it is unusual for a soccer player to earn more than one goal in a single contest.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lee Hannah.JPG Hannah brings ‘Be Great’ attitude to BHS

    What will you do to be great?
    What legacy will you leave?

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 03-26 JMA baseball_Zach Meeks.jpg JMA baseball team solid over Trinity Christian

    The John Milledge Academy baseball team returned from its school spring break looking impressive in a 7-1 win over visiting Trinity Christian School Monday afternoon in a non-region contest at Trojan Field.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Baldwin takes two against Greene Co.

    Strong performances were had by both the girls' and boys' soccer teams at Baldwin High Friday night as each earned a win over Greene County at home.

    March 25, 2014

  • 03-22 Tykeasia Williams 1.jpg All-County Basketball: Girls

    Missing the state playoffs this year due to a loss in the region tournament, Baldwin High girls’ basketball finished 11-14 on the 2013-14 season.

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 03-20 GMC Prep Soccer 2.JPG Bulldogs soccer fall to FPD

    Taking the field against quality teams, Georgia Military Prep School boys’ and girls’ soccer dropped home matches to First Presbyterian Day School on Tuesday at the Baldwin County Recreation Department soccer complex.

    March 20, 2014 1 Photo