Warrior Golf won the AAA-3 Region Tournament yesterday in dominant fashion with a team score of 296, outpacing runner-up Deerfield-Windsor by 18 shots.
Brookwood's five scorers earned All-Region. Jack Boltja and Sam Barrett led the way, both shooting 73. George Arline, Kathrine Cook, and Ben Sanders each carded 75 for the consistent Warrior group. This is the seventh time the team has broken 300 this season. The Warriors have combined for 28 rounds of shooting 75 or better this season.
Brookwood will travel to Brunswick Country Club on Monday to compete for the GISA AAA State Championship.To see full results and the day's leaderboard, click here!
Last week's Region Track Meet was a success for Warrior Track & Field as multiple Warriors won events. As a team, the Lady Warriors took runner-up for the second year in a row.
Kurtis Brown took 1st Place in Boys High Jump, while Ella Grace Squires won the Girls 200m. Brown will look to defend his State Championship in High Jump next week. Squires was the star of the day for Brookwood, qualifying for the State Meet in four different competitions. Jordan Thompson advances in her two Field competitions, the High Jump and Triple Jump.
Below is a full list of competitors who qualified for the AAA State Meet!Boys
Lance Wortman - 3rd in 200m
Jack Saussy - 4th in 3200m
Jacob Lauderdale - 2nd in Triple Jump
Kurtis Brown - 1st in High Jump
Abigail Middleton - 2nd in 100m
Ella Grace Squires - 3rd in 100m, 1st in 200m, 3rd in High Jump
Peggy Boltja - 4th in 400m
Elise McPherson - 3rd in 3200m
Crichton Bryan - 4th in 100-hurdles
Trinity Geertz - 3rd in 300-hurdles
Jordan Thompson - 2nd in High Jump, 4th in Triple Jump
Ann Murray Jackson - 4th in Discus.
Abigail Middleton, Christy James, Ella Grace Squires, Jordan Thompson (2nd in 4x100)
Anna Ryan, Mary Claire Chapman, Jordan Thompson, Peggy Boltja (4th in 4x400)
Warrior Baseball stayed hot in Region play yesterday, winning their fifth game in their last six AAA-3 contests, with a 3-0 decision over Southland Academy.
The victory clinches at least a share of 1st Place in AAA-3 for the regular season and guarantees a home playoff series at Strickland Field in the 1st Round of the GISA AAA State Playoffs.To read a full recap of the game, click here!
The Warrior Tennis teams were impressive at last week's Region Tournament, as the Boys took another Region Championship. The Warriors qualified multiple players to the State Individual Tournament.
Jack Thompson and Andrew Cooper met in an all-Brookwood Boys Singles Championships for the Region, with Thompson winning and Cooper taking runner-up.
Alden Harrison and Nic Kadel won the Doubles Championship for the Region, while Taylor Huffman and Alex Kadel both qualified for the State Tournament as a Doubles team.
On the ladies side, Anna Stencel and Abby Lee lost in the Doubles Championship, taking runner-up.
All of those mentioned represented Warrior Tennis at the GISA State Tournament earlier this week.
At the State Tournament, Anna Stencel and Abby Lee won their 1st Round match against Heritage School (Newnan) before falling in the Quarterfinals of the Doubles Tournament.
In Boys Singles action, Jack Thompson made it all the way to the AAA Final Four. He was able to win his 1st Round matchup against Reid Bissell from Notre Dame and his Quarterfinal against Adam Elsharkawi from Frederica Academy before falling to Nikhil Nemani from William & Reed in the Semifinals.
In Boys Doubles, Nic Kadel and Alden Harrison also made it to the AAA Final Four. The pair beat a team from William & Reed in their 1st Round match and then a team from Westminster in the Quarterfinals before falling to William & Reed's top Doubles team in the Semifinals.
Up next for the Boys team will be an appearnace at the Team State Tournament next Tuesday in Macon. To see that bracket, click here!
After a comfortable 7-1 win on the road Tuesday at Valwood, the second game of the series Friday night in Thomasville contained plenty of dramatics. The walk-off 3-2 Brookwood win in extra innings gives the Warriors sole possession of first place in the Region.
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 1st, courtesy of a hard hit ground ball by Jacob Lauderdale that the Valwood defense couldn't handle - allowing Lance Wortman to score from 2nd after he reached with a leadoff single. JP Chapman's grounder into a fielder's choice allowed Lauderdale to score from 3rd.
Valwood took a run back in the Top of the 2nd on a sacrifice fly, narrowing the Warrior lead to 2-1. After a few scoreless innings, the game was tied at 2-2 when the Valiants put another run across on a fielder's choice in the Top of the 5th.
In the Bottom of the 7th and the game still tied at 2-2, the Warriors seemed to miss a great opportunity when they had the bases loaded with only 1 out. Brookwood was unable to push the winning run across, and the game had to go to extra innings.
The Valiants were unable to pose much of a threat in the Top of the 8th, and Brookwood quickly took advantage in the Bottom half. Marcus West led off and hit a ball to right field, being able to reach 3rd with his speed on the basepaths after an error. Parker Mirick, who pitched a no-hitter earlier in the week, capped his week with a walk-off single to center field to score West.
Joe Parker was the starting pitcher for Brookwood, working 6 innings over 114 pitches. He scattered 2 hits and 4 walks while allowing the 2 earned runs. He struck out 6 Valwood batters. William Lee (7th inning) and Nic Lauderdale (8th inning) combined for 6 big outs of relief work, each allowing a hit. Nic Lauderdale gained the Win.
Brookwood takes over sole possession of 1st place in Region AAA-3 with the win and clinches at the very least a playoff spot. Two wins next week against Southland Academy would give Brookwood the outright Region title.
GISA AAA-3 Baseball
Brookwood School.... 4-2
Tiftarea Academy....... 3-3
Southland Academy... 3-3
Valwood School.... 3-5
Tuesday night's 7-1 win for the Baseball Warriors at rival Valwood could prove big come playoff time. The win improves Brookwood to 3-2 in Region play and dropped Valwood to 3-4.
The Warriors jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the Top of the 1st before Valwood could even step to the plate. After the Valiants took a run back to make it a 3-1 game in the Bottom of the 4th, the Warriors responded with 4 runs in the Top of the 5th to expand the lead and give the game's 7-1 final score.
Joe Parker reached base all four at-bats, going 3-for-3 with a walk and scoring 2 runs. Josh McCaskill went 3-for-4 at the plate and came around to score 2 runs. JP Chapman reached base safely three times, two coming from patient at-bats drawing walks.
Jacob Lauderdale was solid on the mound once again, throwing 95 pitches in a complete game 2-hitter over the course of his 7 innings. He struck out 6, walked 4, and allowed the 1 earned run.
The Valiants will visit Stickland Field Friday evening for the second game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. after the JV game earlier in the day. With a win, Brookwood would lock up a playoff spot in AAA. Tied atop the jammed-pack Region Standings with Tiftarea, whom the Warriors split with, a Region Championship is still very much in the mix.
GISA AAA Baseball
The Lady Warrior Soccer program took a step towards the playoffs Tuesday, securing another Region victory on the road at Tiftarea, winning 4-1.
Ryan Gaston started the Brookwood scoring, assisted by Mollie Vick, before Holland Walker got in on the action with a goal of her own.
Walker assisted Mollie Vick's goal to put the Warriors comfortably ahead with a third score. Walker added another, this time assisted by Eliza Miller, to give the game a final score of 4-1 over the Lady Panthers.
The defense was strong throughout the game in a driving rain storm and muddy field.
Coach Foy noted the field conditions afterwards, making it difficult: "The girls responded very well to the difficulties we faced in delays with weather for this game. They stayed focused on the job at hand and showed their hunger to win this game. It was difficult to apply our style of play on a waterlogged field but we stayed disciplined in our approach and won the game comfortably."
The Lady Warriors return to action tomorrow at Cairo High School. Kickoff is 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the 7:30 p.m. Boys game.
Two Seniors from the Brookwood Class of 2019 signed their letters of intent and scholarships to play collegiately this morning in the Beverly Athletic Center. Jordan Thompson, basketball, and Kurtis Brown, football, were honored at a morning assembly in front of family, friends, teachers, and the student body. Athletic Director and Football Coach Shane Boggs, Girls Basketball Coach Todd Webb, and Head of School Dr. Randy Watts all spoke on the pair's athletic and academic accomplishments.
Thompson will stay local and attend Thomas University to play for the NightHawks Women's Basketball program. The Nighthawks are led by Coach Myron Brown, who will be entering his third season in charge of the progam. Thomas University Athletics are a member of the NAIA and compete in the Sun Conference. The team finished the season strong, winning their final three home games. The roster loses four seniors to graduation this offseason. Thompson finished her Brookwood career just shy of 1,000 points and as an All-State selection for GISA AAA, the first Lady Warrior to do so since 2011. She was also an All-Region selection in her Junior and Senior seasons.
Brown will attend University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky to play football. The Patriots are coached by Matt Rhymer, who will be entering his sixth season. They are also a member of the NAIA, but compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference. Last season they went an impressive 11-2 with wins against multiple ranked opponents. The Patriots' first game of the 2019 season is scheduled for September 7th in Florida against Ave Maria University. Brown finished as the leading receiver in Region 3-AAA this year and was named GISA AAA All-State in both Football and Basketball as a Senior.
Congratulations Jordan and Kurtis on your academic and athletic accomplishments! We are excited for you to continue competing next year!
Baseball is out of Region play this week and picked up a win Monday night, beating Brooks County High School by a final score of 14 to 6 at Strickland Field. The highlight of the night was the Warrior bats in the Bottom of the 5th Inning, scoring 8 runs to take back the lead. The frame was capitalized by Josh McCaskill's grand slam. To read a full recap, click here!
Warrior Baseball outlasted Deerfield-Windsor at home on Tuesday, improving to 2-1 in Region play by the final score of 1-0. To read a full recap of the game, click here!
In a game that got off to a quick scoring start, the Lady Warriors were tied with Terrell Academy 1-1 just 15 minutes into the game. Eliza Miller scored the first Brookwood goal from a Holland Walker assist. Walker notched her own just a few minutes later to give the Lady Warriors a 2-1 advantage, a lead they would hold onto the rest of the way.
Walker scored the game's final goal in the second half, being assisted by Jordan Burns.
The 3-1 win improves the Lady Warriors to 4-1-1 overall and 3-0 in Region play, as they already defeated Valwood and Tiftarea. Up next will be a return trip by the Lady Eagles of Terrell Academy to Warrior Field next Tuesday, March 26th.
"We conceded a goal early in the game yesterday from a horrible bouncing ball. The most impressive thing about the game was our response to this. We defeated the opposition with calmness and very high level soccer, we did not panic. We trusted in our ability and each other. It is probably the best I have seen us play. The girls remain undefeated in region." - Coach Foy
The Brookwood golf team shot 296 to win yesterday as they hosted a tri-team Region match at Glen Arven Country Club. The win came against Deerfield-Windsor's score of 308 and Southland shooting a team score of 336.
Sam Barrett, Jack Boltja, Ben Sanders, and Jay Sanders all shot 74 while Katherine Cook and George Arline shot 75. This is the fourth time already this season the Warriors have broken 300 as a team. They remain perfect against Region competition. Brookwood will play in the Packer Invitational at Sunset Country Club in Moultrie this Saturday.
Warrior Soccer captured a big win on the road Saturday night in Macon, defeating First Presbyterian Day School by the final score of 1-0. The unassisted goal by Nathan Yokley was the only score needed to secure the win in a tight, defensive game.
Coach Foy remarked, "The boys had a very strong performance from start to finish controlling the game. We could have scored more goals as we created a lot of great chances, but the FPD goalkeeper had an outstanding game making over 8 strong saves. The boys finally got their reward for all their hard work."
The win is the first for the boys on the season, as they improve to 1-2-1 on the year. The next Varsity contest will be next Thursday, March 28 against Deerfield-Windsor.
The Warrior Golf team finished 1st Saturday in the 12-team Viking Invitational at Kinderlou CC with a score of 303.
Jack Boltja was the tournament low medalist with a score of 4-under par 68, followed by Sam Barrett at 77, Ben Sanders 79, and George Arline at 79.
Boltja and Barrett were name to the All-Tournament team. Up next for Brookwood is the opportunity to host Deerfield and Southland in a combined Region matchup tomorrow at Glen Arven Country Club.
The Warrior Baseball team took Game 2 of the week against the Tiftarea Panthers, using a big 3rd Inning to take the lead and later hold on for a 5-4 Region win. For a full recap, click here!
Warrior Baseball picked up an important win on the road yesterday as the team heads into Region play tonight. Brookwood traveled down to Tallahassee and beat Maclay, 15-7.
The Warriors scored in every inning in the high-scoring contest. To read a full recap, click here!
Warrior Golf finished second Monday in the nine team Frederica Invitational with a team score of 305.
Frederica Academy won on their home course with a score of 297. Katherine Cook was 3rd low medalist in the tournament with a score of even-par 72. Other Warriors of scoring were Sam Barrett at 76, Jack Boltja 78, and Ben Sanders 79.
Jay Sanders shot a 77 as an individual player in the tournament. Brookwood travels Saturday to Valdosta to play in the Lowndes County Viking Invitational tournament at Kinderlou CC.
The Warrior Boys Tennis team came away with an impressive win against much larger classification Chiles High School (FL) last Friday, winning four of the five singles matchups and both doubles matches. The ladies were able to take four of their five singles matches as well, competing against a mixture of JV and Varsity players from Chiles.
"I was impressed by the play of both teams. Alex Kadel struggled in his singles match, but played great tennis in his doubles match. I am very proud of his continual improvement." - Coach Marsh
"On the Women's side, I was thrilled by the play of Emma Szwarc. She had a great week in practice and in the match. Anna, Abby and Lauren also played some amazing tennis." - Coach Marsh
Andrew Cooper vs. Brighton Jiang, 8-3
Jack Thompson vs. Chris DeCardenae, 8-4
Nic Kadel vs. Alex Hu, 8-3
Taylor Huffman vs. Brandon Lee, 8-4
Alex Kadel vs. Eric Zhou 1-8
Cooper / N. Kadel vs. Jiang / DeCardenae, 8-3
Thompson / A. Kadel vs. Zhou / Lee 8-3
Cricket Danlel vs. Harli Neshat, 4-8
Emma Szwarc vs. Savanna Phillips, 8-1
Anna Stencel vs. Rasee, 8-5
Abby Lee vs. Iyer, 8-4
Lauren Ryan vs. Pollard, 8-4
The Lady Warrior Soccer team controlled Thursday's game from start to finish, defeating Valwood 4-0 to start Region play with a win. The boys side fell in PKs after a 1-1 tie through two Overtimes. To read the full recap, click here!
On Monday the Brookwood Varsity Golf team continued their excellent play with a victory over Frederica Academy and Valwood School at Kinderlou CC in Valdosta.
Brookwood shot a team score of 295 to beat the defending State Champion, Frederica (334,) and Valwood (335). Leading golfers for Brookwood were Sam Barrett with a two under 70, Jack Boltja with a even par 72, Ben Sanders at 76, and Katherine Cook with a 77.
The Warriors are now 3-0 on the season in their team matches. Barrett improved to 7-under and Boltja stays at 2-under on the season through 54 holes.
The Warriors will travel to Jekyll Island next Monday to play in the Frederica Invitational Tournament.
Brown, Thompson earn all-state honors
Both the Girls and Boys Varsity Tennis teams won convincingly against Tiftarea Academy on Monday. It was the first Region contest for both teams. Read more here!
Monday night saw the Lady Warriors impress in their season-opening win over Colquitt County, pulling away for an 8-2 win after leading 5-1 at the halftime break. To read a full recap, click here!
Warrior Baseball hosts the 2019 Season Opener at Strickland Field today as the visiting Thomasville High Bulldogs will come across town. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
The Warriors return multiple key pieces from last year's roster, including 2018 All-Region utility player Joe Parker. Parker will play both the outfield and infield depending on the linuep this season, as well as take the mound as part of the pitching staff.
Another key component of the pitching staff will be fellow senior, William Lee. Lee will focus solely on pitching this season. Lance Wortman and Nic Lauderdale also returns for their senior seasons, playing primarily in the outfield for the Warriors. Raleigh Rollins, Jason Simmons, and Evans Dodys are three other seniors contributing to the veteran squad.
The infield will have its combination of youth and talent, as four sophomores are expected to contribute heavily in Josh McCaskill (C), Harper McClendon (2nd), Marcus West (3rd), and Jacob Lauderdale (SS). JP Chapman, a junior, returns to the diamond and will man 1st Base.
The Warriors start the season with back-to-back home games, following up tonight's season opener by hosting Terrell Academy on Friday. The challenging slate includes a trip to Tallahassee to face perennial power North Florida Christian, a return date across town with Thomasville High, a neutral site contest with Florida State University School, and a late season game at home against Wakulla (FL) High School. The Warriors will be battle tested come Region time to face the likes of Tiftarea, Valwood, Deerfield-Windsor, and Southland.
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With team success typically comes individual accolades. Both the Warrior and Lady Warrior Basketball programs garnered multiple All-Region selections, as well as one All-State selection each.
Kurtis Brown was also named the Region Player of the Year in Boys Basketball! For a full recap, click here.
Thursday and Friday saw the Spring Sports season start off on a positive note, as the Varsity Golf and Boys Varsity Tennis both started their seasons with victories. To see photos and read a full recap, click here!
The Lady Warrior and Warrior Basketball programs both finished successful seasons with tough defeats in their respective GISA AAA Quarterfinal matchups.
On Friday, the Lady Warriors were defeated by defending State Champion Pinewood Christian Academy. A cold-shooting 1st Quarter saw the girls fall behind by 10 and forced Brookwood to play from a deficit the rest of the way. A strong 2nd Quarter from Brookwood tightened the game, only trailing by a small margin at halftime by the score of 17 to 20.
The third Quarter saw Pinewood expand their lead to as many as 13, but the Lady Warriors continued to fight back - narrowing the deficit to 4 by the end of the period. The Lady Warriors were unable to carry enough momentum in the 4th, falling by a final score of 49-37. Holland Walker led the team in scoring with 17 points, Ann Murray Jackson netted 9 points for the game.
It was the first trip to the Quarterfinals for Lady Warrior Basketball since 2013. They finished their successful season with 16 wins against a tough schedule. Key highlights included ending Westwood's 35-game winning streak, going 4-0 at home against Region opponents, wins over much larger schools from Tallahassee such as Chiles and Leon, and a third consecutive appearance in the Region Championship game. The Lady Warriors will lose leading scorer and captain Jordan Thompson to graduation. She will continue her basketball career at Thomas University as a student-athlete.
On Saturday, the Boys made their trip to Macon to face Bethlehem Christian Academy. In front of a large crowd, the Warriors and Knights went head-to-head in a closely contested game that came down to the wire. Falling behind by 7 in the 2nd Quarter, the biggest lead for either team the entire game, Brookwood clawed back to within 1 immediately to start the 3rd Quarter on a Jack Boltja made 3-pointer. From there, it was a one-possession game the rest of the way. Entering the 4th Quarter, Brookwood still had not taken the lead back and trailed 32-33.
The game went into Overtime, tied at 41-41. Harrison Owens drove to the basket and converted a tough layup plus the bonus free-throw to give Brookwood a 44-41 lead early in the extra frame. With Brookwood ahead 45-43, Bethlehem Christian made a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to take the lead. Brookwood had one final shot that didn't fall, ending the season with a tough 45-46 loss at the hands of the Knights.
It was the first trip to the Quarterfinals since 2011 for Warrior Basketball. They finish their successful season with a final record of 18-11 (6-2) while playing a challenging schedule. Key highlights included a win over Brooks County, two wins at the Freeport (FL) Christmas Tournament, winning both the Region's regular season (6-2 record) and post-season tournament - the first Region Championships for Warrior Basketball since 2011. The reward was hosting a 1st Round playoff game in front of a packed Beverly Athletic Center and defeating Dominion Christian 63-50. The Warriors will lose the important trio of Kurtis Brown, Jacob Atkinson, and Zack Milberg to graduation.
The Lady Warrior and Warrior Soccer program will start their respective seasons on the road tomorrow at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon.
The Girls will start the season with kickoff at 5:30 p.m. and the Boys will follow at 7:30 p.m. against the Trojans.
The Lady Warriors return a strong nucleus from last year's Region Runner-Up team which fell in the 1st Round of the GISA Playoffs against TCS-Dublin. The veteran team will be led by two seniors, Peyton Middleton and Caroline Wolff, as well as a core group of juniors that includes Holland Walker, Mollie Vick, Caroline Elkins, Anna Vick, and Madison Butler. The first chance to catch the Lady Warriors at home will be next Monday against Colquitt County at 5:30 p.m.
The Warriors return experience and depth, featuring a senior class of Bridger Middleton, Colin Grimsley, Jacob Parrott, Jonathan Burns, William Lee, and Vincent Yokley. Multiple underclassmen who made All-Region last year return as well, including Tyson Joyner, Emmett Miles, and Ben Filston. They will look to build on last year's success and compete in this year's Region against Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood. The first chance to catch the Warriors at home will be next Monday against Colquitt County at 7:30 p.m.
Brookwood Senior Bridger Middleton was named Scholar Athlete of the Week by sports anchor Alison Posey of WTXL ABC News Channel 27! Congratulations to Bridger and good luck to our Warrior Soccer team as season gets underway.
Bridger maintains an impressive 4.4 GPA while competing in Football and Soccer.To see the feature video on last night's news, click here!
Warrior Basketball defeated Dominion Christian 63-50 at home, in front of a jam-packed Beverly Athletic Center, earlier this week to advance to Saturday's AAA State Quarterfinal in Macon.
The win was featured in the Thomasville Times-Enterprise. To read the full article, click here!
Up next is the State Quarterfinal game against Bethlehem Christian on Saturday. That game will be hosted by Stratford Academy in Macon. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
Brookwood is just 1 win away from the AAA Final Four! Click Here to see an update bracket and the Boys road in the State Playoffs.
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The Brookwood Lady Warriors won their 1st Round Playoff game last night against Notre Dame Academy, 69-32.
Brookwood jumped out to a dominant 32-8 lead early in the 2nd Quarter behind hot shooting from the outside. By halftime the lead expanded to 49-14, combining tough defense and 7 made 3-pointers as a team.
Erin Lewis finished with 17 points and Jordan Thompson had 14 in the first State Tournament win for Brookwood Girls' Basketball since 2013.
Up next is Friday's AAA State Quarterfinal against Pinewood Christian. That game will be at 4:30 p.m, hosted by neutral site Stratford Academy in Macon. A win would clinch the Lady Warriors' first Final Four appearance since 2008.Scoring -
Erin Lewis 17 (5 made 3PT); Jordan Thompson 14; Jordan Burns 9; Holland Walker 8; Christy James 6; Ann Murray Jackson 4; Ella Grace Squires 4; Mollie Vick 3; Ryan Gaston 2; Jadyn Hester 2
Other Key Stats:
Season High - 22 assists as a team
Ann Murray Jackson - 9 rebounds
Christy James - 8 rebounds; 6 steals
Mollie Vick - 4 assists
Jordan Burns & Holland Walker - 3 assists each
Box Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Brookwood 29 20 16 4 - 69
The Lady Warrior basketball team traveled to Americus to defeat Deerfield-Windsor on Thursday night by the final score of 62-58 on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State in the Storm Dome. Brookwood led from start to finish, leading 13-10 at the end of the 1st Quarter after making back to back 3s. The Warriors controlled a 24-21 lead into the lockerroom at halftime. The star of the game was sharp-shooting Sophomore Erin Lewis, who finished with a game-high 23 points (17 in the 2nd Half) behind the strength of six made three-pointers. Senior Jordan Thompson made multiple big baskets down the stretch, finishing with 15 points. Junior Mollie Vick led the way with 7 assists.
The win advanced the Lady Warriors to Friday's Region Championship game for a third season in a row.
An exciting, back and forth 1st Half showed the Lady Warriors toughness against the hometown and host Southland Lady Raiders. Christy James's steal and coast-to-coast finish gave Brookwoood a 20-18 lead with less than a minute to go in the 2nd Quarter. Southland responded with a basket of their own, resulting in a tied game at 20-20 to go into halftime.
The Lady Warriors were unable to force their tempo in the second half, eventually falling by the final score of 44-30.
The runner-up finish earns a #2-seed in the Playoffs. Up next is a trip to Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville, GA who will host the Lady Warriors neutral-site contest tomorrow against Notre Dame Academy. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
The Lady Warriors are just 2 wins away from the AAA Final Four and the chance to return to the Storm Dome at GSW! To see the State Playoff Brackets, click here! Scroll down to AAA Girls to see Brookwood's road in the State Tournament.
The Warriors overcame travel frustrations and some large deficits Thursday and Friday, but came back both nights to defeat Southland Academy and Tiftarea Academy to win the GISA AAA-3 Region Tournament.
Despite being the 1-seed for the weekend the Warriors had to travel nearly two hours to Americus as Georgia Southwestern State hosted the tournament. Facing the hometown Southland Raiders, falling behind by 14 in the 2nd Quarter was not the start the Warriors wanted.
The 8-1 Brookwood stretch late in the 2nd Quarter, capitalized by a Sam Barrett 3 right before the buzzer, pulled the Warriors to within single digits at 20-27. Brookwood settled in offensively after halftime and took a 48-41 lead midway through the 4th Quarter. The Raiders took advantage of Brookwood’s foul trouble and were able to drive it the rim late, resulting in a three-point play by Southland's Max Foster to force overtime at 50-50.
Jack Boltja responded with a floater in the lane to tie it at 52 on the second possession of the overtime period. After another Raider basket, Boltja struck again with the go-ahead three-pointer to give Brookwood a 55-54 advantage with less than 2 minutes to play. JP Chapman sank both free throws to put the Warriors ahead 57-54 with 10 seconds left. Jacob Atkinson applied full court pressure on Foster, who finished with a game-high 21 points for the Raiders, forcing a missed a 3-pointer as time expired for the Warriors to advance. Harrison Owens finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Barrett and Kurtis Brown each had 10 points.
After a 1:00 AM arrival back in Thomasville early Friday morning and driving to Americus again Friday after school, the sluggish Warriors couldn’t get the lid off the rim to start Friday’s championship game. Trailing by 18 in the 2nd Quarter, the Warriors found themselves facing an uphill climb again.
By halftime, the 18-point deficit was already cut to 12 courtesy a 6-0 Brookwood run. For the second night in a row, the Warriors were a different team in the 3rd, outpacing the Panthers up the floor in a dominant 25-11 quarter to take a 37-35 lead going into the 4th. Brookwood shot 18 of 23 in the 2nd Half as a team from the free-throw line, a major difference in the game. Harrison Owens finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. JP Chapman posted 13 points of his own in the 51-45 win. It’s the Warriors’ first Region championship since 2008.
“Both nights were absolute team wins. Great plays by so many different players. Positive team energy from everyone. Proud of the guys for taking advantage of their opportunity. We’re excited to host Wednesday night,” said Coach Giudice.
The Warriors host three visiting teams on Wednesday, as they face Dominion Christian from Marietta at 7:30 p.m. in the Beverly Athletic Center. In the 6:00 p.m. game, Frederica Academy will take on Bethlehem Christian. The two winners would match up in the 2nd Round on Saturday in Macon.To see the State Playoff Brackets, click here!
Scroll down to AAA Boys to see Brookwood's road in the State Tournament.
The two Brookwood basketball programs capped off the regular season in dramatic fashion, with the Lady Warriors and Warriors both defeating Southland Academy on Friday night in close contests. The Senior Night victories capped a perfect Region record at home for the two teams, as they combined to go 8-0 in the Beverly Athletic Center against GISA AAA-3 opponents.
In the first game of the evening, the Lady Warriors’ defense won a game of contrasting styles. Facing Southland’s slower-paced, half-court game Brookwood came away with a 47-39 win. After trailing 7-9 at the end of the 1st Quarter, Brookwood took control with a 15-2 run to start the second frame and maintained that lead the rest of the way.
The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by TU signee Jordan Thompson’s 13-point night and Mollie Vick’s 10, all of which came in the first half for the junior point guard to spark the 22-13 halftime lead. An Erin Lewis made three-pointer gave Brookwood their largest lead of the game late in the 3rd Quarter, a 28-15 advantage. Thompson was also a standout defensively with five steals, Vick facilitated the offense with five assists, and Lewis scored 9 points - all from behind the 3-point arc.The win against Southland gives the Lady Warriors (14-10, 5-3) a win over each Region opponent this season.
The Lady Warriors will return to action in the AAA-3 Region Tournament at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus on Thursday against Deerfield-Windsor. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
To see highlights of the Brookwood win, Click Here!
In the night’s final game, Brookwood needed an extra four minutes to down the visiting Raiders in overtime by the final score of 60-56. A back and forth first half saw the Warriors take a 23-16 advantage late in the 2nd quarter from working the inside-outside combination of Kurtis Brown and JP Chapman. Brown’s second foul sent the senior big man to the bench and Brookwood fell flat offensively with turnovers and cold-shooting. A 14-0 Southland run spanned the closing minutes of the 2nd quarter and the first part of the 3rd to put the Warriors behind 23-30.
Brookwood switched to full-court pressure to flip momentum and it paid off. 8th Grader Garrett Ledford provided a spark off the bench early in the 4th Quarter. The lefty guard knocked down a game-tying three-pointer and followed it up in a matter of seconds with a steal and score in transition to put the Warriors up 42-40. Harrison Owens sank two free throws with 45 seconds left to tie the game at 50 all. Owens’ started the overtime period with a 3-pointer for Brookwood to go up 53-50 and then assisted J.P. Chapman’s layup on a backdoor cut to lead 57-53 with 1:30 left. Leading 58-56 with 7 seconds remaining, Owens finished it off at the free-throw sinking two more foul shots to put the game out of reach at 60-56.
Chapman led the way on both ends of the floor with a 23 point, 9 rebound, 4 assist, and 4 steal performance. Owens tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Kurtis Brown finished with 15 points inside.
Brookwood (15-10, 6-2) will return to action as the #1-seed in the AAA-3 Region Tournament at Georgia Southwestern University in Americus at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. They will face the winner of Tuesday’s play-in game between Valwood and Southland.
The two Brookwood basketball programs went on the road Tuesday night and came home with runaway victories.
The Lady Warriors started the evening with a dominant first half, using their full-court press to speed up the tempo. Defense and rebounding ignited the offense, as Brookwood was attacking the rim in transition from the tip to aid a 27-5 run in the second quarter and control a 50-17 halftime lead. Eleven players appeared in the scoring column, while Holland Walker was perfect from the field in scoring her 13 points. Erin Lewis and Jordan Thompson each scored 10, primarily in the first half. Ella Grace Squires and Christy James, both freshmen, saw significant minutes and each grabbed 10 rebounds in the 69-31 win.
Brookwood will play host to Southland Academy for Senior Night this Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with Jordan Thompson, the team's lone senior, to be honored after the game.
Seeding for next week's Region Tournament is locked on the Girls side. Even with a Brookwood victory against the Lady Raiders (6-1), Southland will enter next week's tournament as the 1-seed. Brookwood is guaranteed to play the Lady Knights of Deerfield-Windsor in Thursday's first semifinal game at Georgia Southwestern University. The two split the regular season meetings, with Brookwood dominant in a 69-40 home victory in the Beverly Athletic Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
In Boys action last night, the Warriors featured a balanced scoring attack in the paint and from beyond the three-point line. Harrison Owens' three-pointer at the buzzer to go into halftime put the Warriors ahead for good with a 42-26 lead. Brookwood was intent on pushing the pace offensively and it showed in the 86-51 win. All five starters reached double figures in the scoring column, the type of balance the Warriors have focused on having throughout the year. Owens and JP Chapman led the way with 19 and 16 points respectively. Sam Barrett (14), Jack Boltja (13), and Kurtis Brown (12) made the Warriors difficult to guard from all five spots.
Brookwood will play host to Southland Academy for Senior Night this Friday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. with Kurtis Brown, Jacob Atkinson, and Zack Milberg to be honored before the game.
With a win Friday, Brookwood (5-2) can capture the #1 seed in next week's Region Tournament.
GISA AAA-3 Region Standings
GISA AAA-3 Region Standings
The Warriors and Lady Warriors basketball programs won convincingly last night as they hosted Tiftarea Academy. The two wins were both decided with aggressive, momentum-filled scoring runs in the first half. With last night's victories, both teams are now 3-0 in Region home games in the Beverly Athletic Center.
The Warriors rolled by a final score of 61-41, improving to 7-2 in their last 9 games with the two losses by a combined total of just three points.
It was a 21-4 spurt in the second quarter which sparked the rout, flipping a 14-15 deficit into a 35-19 halftime lead. Brookwood's pressure defense forced numerous Panther turnovers to create transition offense. Sam Barrett led the Warriors with 17 points and Kurtis Brown netted 10. Nine different Brookwood players contributed in the scoring column, with all twelve who dressed playing significant minutes.
The Warriors are now 4-1 in AAA Region-3 and travel to Deerfield (4-2 in Region play) on Friday for a contest with first-place implications on the line.
In girls action, the Lady Warriors started the night with a Region win of their own to improve to 3-2 in AAA Region-3. A sharpshooting first half for Erin Lewis jumpstarted the Lady Warriors. The sophomore had 18 points at halftime, helping build a 30-16 Brookwood advantage. Lewis finished with 20 points and Jordan Thompson chipped in 19 points of her own in the dominant 57-23 win.
The win moves the Lady Warriors to 3-2 in Region play. Up next is an opportunity Friday night at 5-1 Deerfield to capture the important head-to-head sweep against the Lady Knights and regain control of the Region.
GISA AAA Region 3
Girls Basketball Standings
GISA AAA Region 3
Boys Basketball Standings
The Warrior and Lady Warrior basketball teams swept a weekend homestand over rivals Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood, combining to go 4-0 in less than 24 hours of action in the Beverly Athletic Center. To read a full recap and see highlights of the wins, click here.