BMS seventh grade basketball falls in openers

Published 10:53 pm Friday, October 31, 2014

The Bainbridge Middle School seventh grade Lady Cats and Bearcats basketball teams dropped their season opening games to Colquitt’s Miller County Middle School seventh grade Lady Pirates and Pirates Thursday at the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum.

In the opener coach Lisa Taylor’s Lady Cats lost 36-8 to the Lady Pirates, and in the night cap,  coach Patrick Clark’s Bearcats lost 47-32 to the Pirates.

Four  players scored two points each to account for the Lady Cats scoring. They were forward  Dominique Limzy, forward Zianua Andrews, center India Parris and guard Tykaria Campbell.

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“Considering that our players did not   participate in any team basketball activities prior to this year, I thought that they did pretty well,” coach Taylor said following the girls’ game. “They are working hard every day in practice to get better.”

Bearcats coach Clark said  even though his team came up a little short, he thought every player performed admirably.

“We must continue to play hard and cut down on turnovers in order to obtain our first win,” the Bearcats coach said. “I am confident that our players will correct their mistakes and execute our offense and defense more proficiently.”

Jeremiah McClain led the Bearcats in scoring with seven points.

He was followed by DeWayne Kzyles and Timothy Tarver with five points apiece; Eddie Choice with four  points;  Kenneth Clark, Cincere Johnson and Amari Walker with  three points apiece; and Artez Moore with two points.

The seventh grade Lady Cats and Bearcats will  return to action Wednesday, Nov, 5 when they travel to Cairo to take on the Washington Middle School seventh grade Lady Tigers and Tigers.