The Bainbridge High School basketball teams played two region games this weekend, against Crisp County and Cairo.
On Friday night, the BHS boys destroyed the Crisp County Cougars, 78-44. Scoring for the bearcats were Tyree Crump with 21, Devontae Jones with 20, Trevon Shaw with 11, Derrick Jones with 9, Malik Middleton with 6, Milton Gayle with 5, Jalin Belin with 3 and Malik Lurry with 3.
The BHS varsity girls were also victorious on Friday night against Crisp County, and netted another win on Saturday night against region rival, the Cairo Lady Syrupmakers. The Lady Bearcats are now 12-4 on the season.
The BHS boys started slow against Cairo and were behind most of the game. In the last 2:40 of regulation, the Bearcats took a five-point lead but couldn’t hold on because of turnovers and missed opportunities at the free-throw line.
The game went into overtime. The Bearcats struck first with a 3-pointer but once again went cold at the free-throw line.
“As bad as we played, we only lost by three in overtime, but this one is over and we must prepare for the next game,” BHS boys head coach Ricky McCullough said.
Scoring for the Bearcats were Tyree Crump with 24, Trevon Shaw with 12, Malik Middleton with 8, Devontae Jones with 7, Malik Lurry with 4, and Derrick Jones and Myles Thomas with three points each.
The BHS boys are now 14 and 3 on the season and travel to Donalsonville Tuesday night for a big rivalry game against Class A Seminole County. The Bearcats have given the Seminole County Indians their only two losses so far this year, once in Bainbridge and again at the Holiday Hoopfest in Thomasville.
Game time is 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys.
On Friday, Bainbridge’s basketball teams will host Albany High School at home and on Saturday, the BHS boys and girls will travel to Adel to play Cook County.