Baulkman, Glenn lead Bearcats

Published 2:55 pm Friday, February 11, 2011

Devon Baulkman and Rodney Glenn combined for 38 points here Friday night, leading the Bainbridge High School Bearcats to a resounding 97-53 Region 1AAAA South Sub-Region victory over the Lee County High School Trojans.

Baulkman led the way with a game-high 25 points, and Glenn added 13.

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The win, which improved the Bearcats’ overall record to 22-2 and their Region 1AAAA South Sub-Region mark to a perfect 4-0, gave them the Sub-Region championship and the No. 1 seed in next week’s Region 1AAAA Tournament that will take place next Wednesday through Saturday at the BHS Gym.

The Bearcats featured a balanced scoring attack with 12 men contributing points.

Behind Baulkman and Glenn in the Bearcats scoring column were Paul Chukes and Rohan Gaines with 9 apiece, and Shawn Samuels with 8.

Seven points apiece were scored by Ronald Crawford and Devonta Marshall.

Rounding out the Bearcats’ scoring chart were Ronald Crawford and Devonta Marshall with 7 apiece, Jamar Venisee Cosby with 4, Rashad Kelly with 3, and Adam Taylor, Greg Lee and Quincy Fortson, all with 2.

Bearcats head coach Rickey McCullough was pleased with the effort of his team, which ends its regular season tonight with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Cairo High School Syrupmakers in Cairo.

“We started kind off slow, leading only 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, but we picked it up the rest of the way,” McCullough said after the game.

The Trojans’ Josh Cabrera hit a layup off the right glass with 5:07 left in the second quarter to get the Trojans to within four, at 24-20.

The Bearcats went up by 15, at 33-18, when Baulkman drove in for a slam dunk, was fouled, and hit a free throw with 5:40 left in the second quarter. They were on top 52-28 at halftime and 81-36 after three quarters.