Bearcats win two, improve to 3-1

Published 6:31 am Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats varsity boys’ basketball team improved their season record to 3-1 with consecutive weekend road victories.

On Friday, they defeated the Colquitt County High School Packers 76-54 and on Saturday they edged the Thomasville High School Bulldogs 75-74.

They hosted the Bulldogs in a rematch last night at the Bainbridge High School Gymnasium.

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They will return to action this weekend, playing Andrew Jackson High School of Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Marianna (Fla.) High School Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Subway Shootout at Chipola College in Marianna.

On Friday night against the Packers, the Bearcats were led by a game-high 17-point performance by Dontavius Marshall. Also in double figures were Rodney Glenn with 15 and Jamar Cosby with 10.

The Bearcats took command early, jumping out to a 15-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. They outscored their hosts 34-23 in the second quarter to take a 49-26 halftime lead. They were out front 53-39 after three quarters.

Saturday night’s game with the Bulldogs in Thomasville was close throughout. Both teams featured balanced scoring efforts.

The Bearcats were led by Devon Baulkman with a game-high 32 points and Marshall with 16.

Rounding out the Bearcats’ scoring chart against the Bulldogs were Jamar Cosby with nine, Rodney Glenn and Shawn Samuels with six apiece, Ronald Crawford with four and Trea Kelly with two.

Willie Clayton was high man for the Bulldogs with 28. Also in double figures for the home team were Trey Milline with 19 and Robert Carter with 14.

The Bulldogs led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter. The Bearcats led by just two, 32-30 at halftime and were out front 55-50 after three quarters.

BHS Head Coach Rickey McCullough was very impressed with the Bulldogs’ lineup. Thomasville has two post players—Clayton and Robert Carter—who are over 6 feet, eight inches tall and are strong rebounders and scorers, McCullough said.