The Ware County Gators opened their home basketball season last night hosting Coffee. The Gators and the Trojans traded baskets in the first quarter as Coffee managed to lead 11-10 after the first but that was as close as it got the rest of the way. Coffee pulled away in the second quarter and led 28-17 at the half. The Trojans outscored the Gators 35-16 in the second half to hand the Gators the loss.
DJ Harris and Chris Jones led the Gators with 7 points each, while Jamon Holmes added 6. Byron McKelvin added 3 while Ladedrick Castellanos, Rock Taylor, Cameron Brown and Tony Bethea added 2 points each.
The Gators will host Fitzgerald tonight in the night cap at 7:30. Come out and support Gator Basketball.
JV Results: Ware County 39 Coffee 29
The Ware County JV Team won their season home opener against Coffee last night in the Swamp 39-29. The Gators jumped out to an 11-7 lead to start the game but Coffee rallied to take a 22-15 lead into the locker room at the half. The Gators played excellent defense in the second half and held the Trojans to just 7 total points in the third and fourth quarter to edge the Trojans 39-29.
Cletwan Screven and Thomas Castellanos led the Gators with 8 and 6 points respectively. Cameron Brown also added 6, while Brandon Mills added 5, Zak Swinson and Jaylin Melvin each added 4 points and Tyrone Denson added 3.
The Gators will host Fitzgerald today at 5:00. Come out and support Gator Basketball.