2013-12-25 / Sports

Bears pick up wins over neighbors

By Anne Marie Kyzer

Donquell Green led the charge against Jenkins with 18 points. Donquell Green led the charge against Jenkins with 18 points. Even with injuries and absences, the Bears were able to add three wins to their record last week.

They defeated Screven County 91-54 last Tuesday and beat Jenkins County 64-53 and Jefferson County 47-40 over the weekend.

They pulled off the win on Saturday without one of their top players and a few others who were playing in an area senior bowl football game.

Jermaine Baxley led the Bears in scoring against Screven County, putting up 18 points. Malik Maloyd, Kamario Walker and Jeffrey Williams all scored 12 each.

Bears head Coach Purvis Dukes said he was pleased to see the offensive attack spread among several players. He also applauded a serious comeback.

The Bears trailed 18-16 at the end of the first but went on to outscore Screven 29-7 in the second period.

Against Jenkins, Donquel Green led the taem in scoring with 18 points, followed by Baxley with 10. Maloyd chipped in 9. ” Donquell played his best game of the season as he hit three three-point shots and fished five assists,” Coach Dukes said.

The Bears leading scorer, Walker, was in the game for a little more than 2 minutes when he took an elbow to the eye and suffered a slight concussion. He was out for the rest of the weekend.

“I’m proud of the rest of the guys for stepping up,” Coach Dukes said after the game.

Against Jefferson, Baxley led again in scoring, recording 12 points. Maloyd followed with 10 and Jordan Gant added 9 by sinking three 3-point shots.

“We had some guys to play a football game on Saturday and Kamario was out for this game so we were pleased to be able to survive,” Coach Dukes said. “Freshman D’Zariius Holmes gave us some good second half minutes. We have to continue to build continuity and play well defensively.”

Coach Dukes said the South Cobb Classic tournament they are scheduled to play in Atlanta this weekend should be a good experience for the team and he looks forward to having everyone back and healthy.

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