Bearcats take down Yellow Jackets, battered by Rams
Published 7:58 pm Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The Bainbridge High School Bearcats divided a pair of Region 1-AAAA basketball games over the weekend.
The Bearcats, who are17-7 overall and 4-6 in region play, bowed 73-59 to the Worth County High School Rams last Friday at home and defeated the Thomas County Central High School Yellow Jackets 82-36 last Saturday on the road.
A 3-pointer by Devontae Jones with 6:45 left in the first quarter gave the Bearcats an early 5-2 lead over the Rams. Trevon Shaw followed with a 3-pointer from just beyond the head of the key to make it 8-2. The score was tied 16-16 at the end of the first quarter.
The Rams scored the first seven points of the second quarter to go up 23-16. Jeron Moore hit a layup off the left glass at the 6:58 mark to start the 7-0 run and put the Bearcats up 18-16. Brandon Moore followed with two free throws at the 6:43 mark to make it 20-16. A 3-pointer by Darius Brandon with 6:30 showing on the clock concluded the 7-0 run.
Trevon Shaw hit a layup off the right glass with 3:15 left in the third quarter to cut the Rams lead to eight at 28-20. The Bearcats trailed by seven 34-27 at halftime.
The Rams went on an 8-0 run to start the third quarter, increasing their lead to 42-27. Darrius Bearden made it 36-27 with a layup off the left glass. At the quarter’s 6:37 mark, Jerron Breedlove hit a driving layup to make it 38-27. The advantage moved to 42-27 when Brandon Moore and Kendarus Gant hit back-to-back layups. The Rams led 52-43 at the end of the third quarter. They then outscored the Bearcats 21-16 in the fourth quarter. Myles Thomas led the Bearcats Friday night with 14 points. Devontae Jones added 13 and Tyree Crump put in 11.
Saturday night against Thomas County Central, the Bearcats were in control all the way. They led 19-4 at the end of the first quarter, 42-15 at half time and 52-26 after three quarters.
Myles Thomas led the way with 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Also in double figures were Tyree Crump with 17 and Devontae Jones with 11.
Bearcats coach Rickey McCullough said that while his team struggled Friday night against Worth County, they played much better Saturday night against Thomas County Central.
“Saturday night we really had a good team victory,” he said. “Everybody played hard and contributed.”