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December 8, 2012

BHS picks up wins against W. Laurens


After experiencing mixed emotions following their contest against Howard, the Baldwin High Braves had much to celebrate about Friday night, as both basketball teams earned victories against West Laurens in front of a home crowd.

For the Bravettes, Friday’s game was about building confidence and that they did, toppling the Lady Raiders 57-47.

“It feels good to win, and it gives our players a lot of confidence,” Randall Owens, head coach, said. “We never doubt their effort because they are playing hard.”

Eleven ladies saw playing time on Friday, which allowed BHS to get contributions from everyone against West Laurens.

“We did very well. We played a good total team effort; we played 11 players and everyone contributed,” Owens said. “It was a good team win in that we were finally able to blend some youth with experience, and we came up with a good total team effort.”

The BHS squad was led in scoring by Jayla Waller who finished the night with 21 points and five rebounds, followed very closely by freshman Bria Reeves with 20 points and 11 rebounds.

Terrian Williams also had a strong performance for the Bravettes with eight points, five assists and three rebounds against the Lady Raiders.

While the ladies provided a good offensive effort on Friday, Owens was equally impressed with their defense.

“West Laurens came in averaging 63 points a game and we held them to 47. We got our scoring up too, to 57 from what we did Tuesday night against Howard,” he said. “It was a good team win; very balanced. It was a great team win all the way around the board; great defensive effort.”

Following the women’s game, the men pulled off a decisive victory of their own, winning 61-54 over the Raiders.

Head coach Rechard Larkin believes Friday’s win against West Laurens proved to be a learning experience for he and his team.

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