Crump, Shaw score 36 in win over Colquitt Co.

Published 5:53 pm Friday, December 5, 2014

Tyree Crump and Trevon Shaw combined for 36 points Tuesday night at the Bainbridge Gymnasium, leading the Bearcats basketball team to a 64-42 season opening victory over the Colquitt County High School Packers.

Crump, who has committed to play college basketball with the Georgia Bulldogs following his final two seasons with the Bearcats, took game scoring honors with 23 points and Shaw put in 13.

Shakeer Ponder led the Packers with 18 points.

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Shaw gave the Bearcats an early 7-3 lead when he hit a turn-around jumper in the lane with 4:16 remaining in the first quarter. Myles Thomas increased the advantage to 8-3 with a layup off the left glass at the 3:54 mark. The Bearcats were up 16-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Ponder hit a driving jumper in the lane to open the second quarter, pulling the Packers to within two at 16-14. Shaw countered with a layup to increase the Bearcats lead to 18-14.

Crump’s 3-point jumper from the left side with 3:15 showing on the first quarter clock put the Bearcats up 26-18. Myles Thomas moved the lead to double digits at 29-18 when he hit a lay up off the left glass at the 2:27 mark. Bainbridge led 40-20 at halftime.

Crump’s layup off the right glass with 7:02 left in the third quarter put the Bearcats up 42-20. Thomas then hit a layup off the left glass at the 5:10 mark to make it 44-20.

The Bearcats were out front 46-30 at the end of the third quarter. They went up 58-37 when Shaw hit a lay up off the left glass with 4:07 left in the game.

Bearcats head coach Rickey McCullough said he was proud of the way his team played; especially considering it was their first game of the season.

“We played good defense and shot well,” McCullough said. “I am very proud of our effort.”

The Bearcats returned to action Friday hosting the Seminole County High School Indians.

They will be in action Saturday hosting the Dougherty High School Trojans.

They will travel to Moultrie Tuesday for a rematch with the Colquitt County High School Packers.