Bainbridge girls fight through adversity to defeat Early County

Published 2:16 pm Friday, December 23, 2016

By John Simpson


The Bainbridge Lady Bearcats basketball team beat the Early County Lady Bobcats 48-37 on Tuesday Dec. 20. The Lady Bearcats improve to 6-3 on the season after the victory over Early County.

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Bainbridge was without their star player, Nadia Marshall, but the team responded and rose to the challenge regardless.

“I still felt like we had enough talent to win without Nadia.” Said Coach Kelvin Cochran. “I felt like we could beat Early County without Nadia. I told the girls we have enough talent to beat them, but we still need everybody moving forward because we are going to play team a whole lot better than Early County going down the stretch.”

Freshman India Parris proved to be the spark the Lady Bearcats needed to pull out the victory. She put up 14 points to lead Bainbridge in scoring and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the team in rebounds as well. Six other Bearcats contributed to the 48-point effort.

“India always had a bright side,” Cochran said, “She went in and she got some baskets. She rebounded the ball well. She is coming into her role and I hope this game gives her some confidence to keep playing at that kind of level.”

Tytianna Roseborough had 12 points and 16 rebounds in the win.

The win serves as a much needed confidence boost for the team, according to Coach Cochran.

Without their star player, the Lady Bearcats had to step up and prove themselves to be a good team even without Marshall.

“Without Nadia you lose a lot of energy out there defensively and rebounding. We still had two girls in double digit rebounding.” Said Coach Cochran.

The Lady Bearcats next game is at a Christmas tournament at Colquitt High School.

The Lady Bearcats will face Choctawhatchee High School out of Fort Walton Beach, FL.