Bearcats split weekend gamesPublished 10:44am Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Bainbridge High School Bearcats basketball team split two regular-season-ending basketball games over the wekend.
On Friday, they edged the Cairo High School Syrupmakers, 52-49, on the road. On Saturday, they lost 74-52 to the visiting Seminole County High School Indians.
The Bearcats, who finished the regular season 16-8 overall and 6-4 in Region 1-AAAAA play, return to action today hosting a 6 p.m. region tournament play-in game against the Harris County High School Tigers.
The winner will advance to the Region 1-AAAAA tournament Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, at BHS.
The Bearcats featured a balanced scoring attack Friday night in Cairo, with four players scoring in double figures. Dontavius Marshall led the way with 17 points. Jamez Harris added 13 and Stephen Johnson and Tyree Crump put in 11 apiece.
In their Saturday night home loss to the Indians, the Bearcats were led by Johnson and Crump, with 13 points apiece.
Jordan Harris had a game-high 16 points for the Indians. Also in double figures for the Indians were Jamarcus Grant with 13 and Shannon Wiggins and Jamal Martin with 12 apiece.
“We played pretty well last night in Cairo,” Bainbridge coach Rickey McCullough said, following Saturday night’s loss to Seminole County. “Tonight we just made too many turnovers and did not box out well on rebounds.”