HSBBB: Balanced Bobcats hand Warriors first region loss

The magic ran out for Whale Branch boys basketball on Friday, as the Warriors suffered their first Region 7-1A loss, falling 73-52 to visiting Baptist Hill.

Jashaun Gillison put up 22 points and AJ Singleton added 14 to lead the Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with a talented Bobcat squad that had five players in double figures. 

Damon Smith led the way for Baptist Hill with 16 points, while Rashawn Murray added 14, Tyrek Curnell and Kevin Townsend had 12 each, and Kaleb Brown chipped in 11. 

“Baptist Hill pulled the curtain away and saw the wizard,” said Whale Branch coach Jim Raymond, whose team had won three of its four contested region games by four points or fewer. “No magic tonight.” 

Whale Branch (9-5, 5-1) hosts Wade Hampton for a non-region game Saturday. 

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