Bearcats fall to Harris

Published 4:28 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

The Bainbridge basketball team dropped a close game at home against Harris County on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 47-45.

“It was one of those nights where a lid was on the basket,” said Head Coach Terry Smith. “It was one of the worst offensive nights we’ve had, we just couldn’t make shots.”

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Despite offensive frustration, the defense still showed up. The score was back and forth over all four quarters, but Harris finally ending it in the fourth quarter.

“All season, when we’ve held teams under 50 points we win,” said Coach Smith. “This is the first time this season where we’ve lost while holding someone under 50.”

Bainbridge was up at the end of the first 13-8, and even led at halftime. Both seams scored 11 during the second quarter, which gave Bainbridge a 24-19 lead.

After halftime, Bainbridge’s offensive frustrations started to set in. Harris County out scored Bainbridge in the third and the fourth quarters to take the lead and narrowly escape the Bearcats.

The offensive woes of the Bearcats didn’t affect everybody though. Milton Gayle contributed 21 of Bainbridge’s 45 points. Other than Gayle however, it was a slow night all around. Gayle was the only Bearcat in double figures.

Following the loss to Harris County, Bainbridge finishes the region season with a 3-5 record. The Bearcats now face Thomas County Central in a play-in game on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at home. 

The Bearcats have two more regular season games to work out all the kinks in their offense and defense before heading into the region play-in game. One of their remaining two games is against Tift County, who will provide another learning experience says Coach Smith.

Bainbridge has beaten Thomas County Central both times the two teams have met this season, so confidence is high heading into the game. Admission to the game against TCC is $5.