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Bainbridge falls to Veterans, bounces back against Berrien

The Bainbridge Bearcats (10-8) and Lady Cats (8-10) basketball teams both dropped to 1-2 in region play last Friday with losses to Veterans, but bounced back against Berrien the next night.

Both teams still have plenty of opportunities to gain some ground in Region 1-AAAAA with two games against Warner Robins and single games against Harris County, Thomas County Central and Veterans still left on the regular season schedule.

The Bearcats lost a close 68-60 decision to the Veterans Warhawks. Three Bearcats jumped into double scoring figures for the team: KJ Cochran with 14 points, TJ Tarver with 12 points and Mark Taylor Jr. with 11 points.

Other scorers for the Bearcats were Dorrian Cooper with 9 points, Dylun Worlds with 6 points, Dewayne Kyles with 4 points and Lathan Levens and Tyrell Bryant with 2 points each.

The Lady Cats also lost a close game to the Lady Warhawks, falling 50-45.

In double figures for the Lady Cats were Detavia Salter with 15 points and Kirston Noble with 11 points. Other scorers for the Lady Cats were India Parris with 7 points, Anndrea Porter with 5 points, Taralyn Brown with 3 points and Denise Chappell and Destiny Turner with 2 points each.

Bainbridge took to the court last Saturday night and found its groove again.

The Bearcats had a commanding 60-30 win over Berrien, with Mark Taylor leading the way with 20 points scored. K.J. Cochran also had a great night with 12 points scored. Other scorers for the Bearcats were Dorrian Cooper and Dewayne Kyles with 8 points each, Tyrell Byrant with 6 points, TJ Tarver with 4 points and Ahmari Borden with 2 points.

The Lady Cats had a whopping 51-10 victory over Berrien. In double figures for the Lady Cats were Denise Chappell and Taralyn Brown with 12 points each and India Parris with 10 points. Other scorers for the Lady Cats were Detavia Salter, Angel Peterson and Anndrea Porter with 4 points each, Ashanta Peterson with 3 points and Kirston Noble with 2 points.

Bainbridge will take on Cairo at home on Friday, and then host region-opponent Warner Robins for their first meeting of the season on Saturday.