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February 2, 2013

Braves split with Mary Persons



“At this point in the season, anytime you can get a win in league play, that’s huge. It’s important for us having dropped five consecutive, and four consecutive region games, to come out tonight a get a win,” Rechard Larkin, men’s head coach, said. “We’re just happy to get a win. We’re happy to see our guys come out from the beginning of the game and compete.”

The Braves are excited about the win; though, Larkin believes that Friday night’s game was one that BHS should have won.

“Coach [Greg] Nix is a great guy, and I know that he’s going to have that program turned around, but some nights there are teams that you’re supposed to beat. Not knocking them in any way, but this was one of those games,” he said. “Mary Persons has struggled all year as it relates to wins, but we didn’t take them lightly.”

BHS certainly did not take the Bulldogs lightly, as they controlled the game for the opening tip-off.

Stetson Richardson led the team with 10 points; however, was assisted by Nicholas Jones with nine, as well as Tyree Solomon and Javonte Adams with eight points a piece.

“It’s good to get some shots to go down,” Larkin said. “To be real honest, this is as close as we’ve been in the last three weeks to 100 percent, as it relates to our bodies.”

Health and momentum is what Larkin is hoping will give the Braves an edge against the two of the top teams in the region in their last two games of the season.

“For us to come out and play, and not struggle, was huge. Certainly, you want to win, but there are certain ways you want to win,” he said. “We wanted to win tonight in that fashion, so we’re hoping that can propel us into next week as we face the first place and second place team in our league.”

BHS travel on the road for their next competition against Westside-Macon on Tuesday with the women taking the court at 6 p.m. and the men following at 7:30 p.m.

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