Depth, experience, talent, all the things that a coach on any level of sports wishes for at the start of a new season. The Bryan County High School basketball teams met such a beast on Tuesday night and the scores followed the agenda to a tee.
The young, inexperienced Lady Skins were blown out 62-25 by a Lady Cavalier team with the above mentioned qualities. "Our effort was good and we never gave up, but our inexperience and talent compared to Calvary just wasn't good enough against a team like them" said Coach Mario Mincey.
The Lady Cavaliers are one of the powerhouse teams in the Region and their 15-1, 5-0 record supports the facts.
Calvary had two girls score in double digits as Katie Covington and Sonny Canady scored 16 points each to lead the Lady Cavs to victory.
Freshman, Tiffany Howard was the leading scorer for the Lady Skins with eight points.
While not sporting quite the impressive record as their Lady squad, the young men of Calvary are still a team to be reckoned with.
With a 9-7, 4-1 record so far this season, the Cavalier men rode the performance of Cody Padgett as they cruised to a 75-42 win over the Redskins of Bryan County.
Padgett dominated his end of the court with a 28-point offensive effort and followed it up with 15 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to victory.
The inconsistent Redskin men were led by the consistent and steady shooting of Winston Johnson who scored 15 points to lead the scoring for Bryan County once again.
Coach Allen Clark is still looking to make progress this season as he brings a new style and new philosophy to the court and is still waiting for it to sink into the heads of his players.
"Tonight it was simply too much Cody Padgett and he intimadated us somewhat, " Clark said. "But we as a team are still struggling to commit to the things we need to do to play our style of basketball. Our players still have too much of a playground mentality when it comes to the game of basketball and that is something we are continously having to deal with in our games."
Friday night the Redskins were back at home against another strong Region foe in Savannah Christian. They travel to Metter tonight to fill out the weekend slate.