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Bearcats have weekend sweep

Coach Rickey McCullough’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats improved their record to 12-2 with consecutive victories over the weekend.

On Friday they raced out to a 27-8 first quarter lead at home and went on to defeat the Colquitt County High School Packers 84-42.

They traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday and defeated the Lincoln High School Trojans 85-68.

The Bearcats went ahead to stay Friday night when Devon Baulkman hit a three-pointer from the left side just 50 seconds into the game to break a 2-2 tie and put the Bearcats out front 5-2.

Ronald Crawford followed with a three-pointer from the right baseline to push the lead out to 8-2.

They scored the last seven points of the first quarter to go up 27-8.

Baulkman, who led the Bearcats in scoring Friday with 18 points, was one of four Bearcats in double figures. He was followed by Shawn Samuels with 13, Rodney Glenn with 12 and Adam Taylor with 10.

[singlepic id=570 w=266 h=400 float=left]The highlight of the game came when Baulkman slammed home back-to-back dunks at the 3:41 and 3:11 marks of the second quarter to build a commanding 44-14 lead. They led 58-16 at halftime. Eddarius Davis was the high scorer for the Packers with nine.

On Saturday, the Bearcats used a big second quarter scoring effort to begin to pull away from Lincoln’s Trojans.

Trailing 13-12 at the end of the first quarter, they outscored the Trojans 29-8 in the second quarter to take a 41-21 halftime lead. They were out front 58-38 after three quarters.

Baulkman led a balanced Bearcats scoring attack with a game high 29 points. Also in double figures for the Bearcats were Ronald Crawford with 14, Shawn Samuels and Trea Kelly with 12 apiece and Rodney Glenn with 10.

The Trojans were led by James Hearns with 25 and A.J. Mussington with 23.

Coach McCullough said he thought his team came out and took charge early both nights.

“I thought Friday night against Colquitt County we played our best half of the season in the first half,” he said. “We did a good job of moving the ball around for open shots.”

BHS vs. Colquitt County Pictures

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