Badgers Finish as Regular Season 5A East Champs; Lady Badgers Finish Season as Co-Champions of 5A East Conference

Mar 7th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Top Story

State Tournament – Game 2:

Badgers Fall On Last Second Shot

Badgers Lose To Harrison On

Last Second Three Point Shot

Badgers Lose To Harrison On Last Second Three Point Shot

(Pine Bluff) – The Badger boy’s basketball team squared off with a very talented Harrison Goblins team in the 2nd round of the Class 5A tournament, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, on Thursday February, 28th and lost on a last second 3 point shot by Harrison’s Alex Rose.

The Badgers played tough in the 1st quarter – trailing by 2 points, 14-12 and took advantage of the Goblins problems at the free throw line in the 2nd quarter, leading by 6 points, 29-23 at halftime.

By C. Michael Long
Sports Staff Photojournalist
Pine Bluff – The Badger boy’s basketball team squared off with a very talented Harrison Goblins team in the 2nd round of the Class 5A tournament, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, on Thursday, February 28th and lost on a last second 3 point shot by Harrison’s Alex Rose.
The Badgers played tough in the 1st quarter – trailing by 2 points, 14-12 and took advantage of the Goblins problems at the free throw line in the 2nd quarter, leading by 6 points, 29-23 at halftime.
But in the second half the Badgers could not contain the Goblins outstanding player, Alex Rose (who scored 36 of the Goblins 51 total points, 24 coming the 2nd half) and fell on a last second shot by Rose, 51-48.
The Badgers shot 51% from the floor for the game compared to the Goblins 45% - but the story of the game was the 8 big free throws missed in the 2nd half by the Badgers, as the Goblins were able to hit eight 3-point shots in the game.
The Badgers were led by Austin Burroughs with 23 points, 6 rebounds and an assist, Jake Schlenker with 17 points, 4 rebounds and an assist and Tanner Chapman with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Badgers finished the season with an overall record of 21- 7 and finished 5A East regular season champions.
Congratulations Badgers on a great overall season!
State Tournament – Game 2: Lady Badgers Fall To Huntsville In Second Round Of Tournament
Lady Badgers Drop Final Game To The Lady Saints
By C. Michael Long
Sports Staff Photojournalist
PINE BLUFF – The Lady Badgers basketball team took on a very talented Lady Huntsville Saints team in the 2nd round of the Class 5A tournament, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, Friday March 1st and fell short 54 – 44.
The Lady Badgers could not get on track against the Lady Saints as they worked the ball inside and were able to connect on 22 of their 28 free throws.
Leading the Lady Badgers was Jamie Jackson with 29 points and Kalela Miller with 10 points.
The Lady Badgers ended the season co-champions of the 5A East conference with a 23 –7 overall record.