Bearcats smash Rams, Jackets

Published 4:37 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats improved their Region 1-AAAA record to 9-1 with consecutive weekend victories.

On Friday, they defeated the Worth County High School Rams 92-79 in Sylvester and on Saturday they defeated the Thomas County Central High School Yellow Jackets 91-37 at home.

Tyree Crump led the Bearcats’ attack Friday against the Rams with 45 points. Joining him in the double figure scoring column were Devontae Jones with 19 and Myles Thomas with 11.

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Rounding out the Bearcats scoring chart were Malek Lury, Donta Williams and Trevon Shaw all with 6.

High scorer for the Rams was Anfere McLemore with 28. Also in double figures for the Rams were Kidarias Gant with 14 and Kentarious Bailey with 13.


The Bearcats featured a balanced scoring attack Saturday night against the Central Yellow Jackets. Leading the way was Tyree Crump with 22 points. Also in double figures were Devonta Williams with 19, Devontae Jones with 12 and Trevon Shaw with 10. The game was tied 10-10 at the end of the first quarter.

The Bearcats jumped out to an 18-7 lead at the end of the first quarter Saturday night against the Yellow Jackets.

They took command early, jumping out to a quick 10-2 lead. A three-point jumper from the left side by Myles Thomas put them up 3-2 early. Trevon Shaw hit a layup off the left glass at the 5:50 mark to make it 5-2. They led 18-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Crump hit two free throws with 6:23 left in the second quarter to put the Bearcats up 24-9. They were up 41-17 at halftime.

“We really played well Friday and Saturday,” coach McCullough said Monday morning. “We shot well, rebounded well and played good defense.”

The Bearcats have won 9 of their last 10 games and are in a three-way tie for first place in the region with Worth County and the Monroe High School Tornadoes.

Bearcats head coach Rickey McCullough attended a Region meeting Tuesday in Albany to talk about how the three-way tie might be broken, The Bearcats have only one more Region 1-AAAA regular season game remaining against the Americus-Sumter County High School Panthers Friday in Americus.