BMS teams split homecoming games, Baker named queen
Published 8:23 am Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The crowning of Tamya Baker as queen and honoring of Ellie Jeter as maid of honor highlighted Monday’s homecoming festivities at Bainbridge Middle School.
The festivities took place between the Bainbridge Middle School Lady Cats and Bearcats season-ending basketball games against the Seminole County Middle School eighth-grade Lady Indians and Indians at the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum.
In the opener, the Lady Indians edged coach Beverly Holmes’ Lady Cats, 31-28, and in the nightcap, coach Heith Maxwell’s Bearcats defeated the Indians, 53-30.
The Lady Cats were led by Tyra Smart with nine points, and Victoria Sprenkle with eight. Zibbia Arline of the Lady Indians took game scoring honors with 14 points.
The Bearcats completed the season 6-5. It marked the eighth-straight winning season the eighth-grade Bearcats have had under Maxwell.
“This year’s team improved more from the beginning of the season to the end than any other team I have coached,” Maxwell said, after his team’s victory.
Homecoming queen Baker is the daughter of Patricia Webb. She was escorted by her brother, Justin Baker.
She has won a top language award and is an A-and-B honor roll student and a member of the cheerleading squad. She is a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and Youth On Fire For Christ (YOFFC).
Homecoming maid of honor Jeter is the daughter of Greg and Kim Jeter. She was escorted by her father. She is a member of the Honor Society, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Faceville Baptist Church.