August 21, 2018

Braves split out of state games

(Roanoke, AL) — After winning their fifth straight game 52-44 at Randolph County Friday night, Coach Keith Simmons and the Braves (5-2) were upended in a close, hard-fought 58-52 loss at Handley Saturday afternoon.

In Friday’s win over Randolph, senior Jordarius Foster gain led the way with 18 points. Foster has been consistent all season at finding points near the basket and Friday night was no different.

Sophomore Alijah Huzzie also had a nice game with 10 points including nine on baskets from beyond the arc.

Emory Jones and Dekari Brewer each added seven points as the Braves knocked off the Tigers for the second straight game.

Foster again had a big effort in Saturday’s loss, scoring a season high 25 points. Brewer and sophomore Tay Watson each had seven.

“We fought hard but in a game like this we got to see some things we haven’t seen yet like some full court press. I think eventually we will look back at this loss as something that can make us better going forward,” said Simmons after the game.

“You want to win every game — but we are trying to get ready for region play and the state playoffs and I think ultimately a game like this can help us in the future.”

The Braves return home to face the Troup County Tigers Tuesday night at HHS (7:30 PM). Following that game, the Braves will travel to Carroll County this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for the Carroll County Christmas Tournament.

Region play opens at Callaway on January 3.

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