Boys Varsity Basketball · Bears Open Season With Victory


CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Quante Berry and Mason Rothwell posted 19 points each as the Bradley Central Bears took down Northwest Whitfield (Ga.), 89-62, in their season opener at North Murray High School.

The game was played as the opening contest of the 2019 Turkey Shootout hosted by North Murray High School.

Bradley (1-0) came out quickly taking a 19-12 lead after the first eight minutes. 

The Bruins trimmed the lead by one in the second frame outscoring the Bears 17-16. Bradley went into the locker room 35-29.

Bradley then exploded on the offensive side outscoring their opponents 54-33 in the second half to take the game 89-62.

Rothwell and Berry paced the Bear offense with 19 points. Tucker Greene recorded 12 of his own, and Ashton Boyd chipped in with 11. Isaac Smith and Saylor Clark rounded out the double-digit scorers for Bradley with 10 points. 

Rothwell completed the double-double with 11 rebounds as Clark pulled down seven boards. Berry led the team with five of the team’s 10 steals. Greene paced the team with seven assists.

Bradley played a tough defense forcing 17 NW Whitfield turnovers compared to the Bears eight.

Bradley went 32-for-58 (55 percent) overall and shot 38 percent (8-of-21) from behind the 3-point line. The Bears shot 85 percent (17-for-20) from the free-throw line paced by Rothwell who went 8-for-8.

The Bruins outrebounded the Bears 35-34.

Northwest Whitfield was 23-of-53 (43 percent) from the floor and was a cold 4-for-15 (27 percent) from distance. The Bruins also struggled from the line shooting 55 percent (12-for-22).

The Bears will be back in action on Tuesday as they take on host North Murray to complete the Turkey Shootout beginning at 7:30 p.m.

GAME SUMMARY

BRADLEY CENTRAL 89, NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (GA.) 62

BRADLEY CENTRAL (1-0)

Boyd 4-8 0-0 11, Shumbera 0-0 2-2 2, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 4-10 0-0 10, Burke 1-1 0-0 2, Howard 2-2 0-0 4, Rothwell 5-9 8-8 19, Berry 7-11 4-5 19, Clark 5-10 0-1 10, Greene 4-5 3-4 12. Totals 32-58 17-20 89.

NORTHWEST WHITFIELD (0-2)

Totals 23-53 12-22 62.

Bradley Central 19-16-23-31_89

Northwest Whitfield 12-17-21-12_62

3-Point Goals_Bradley Central 8-21 (Boyd 3-5, Smith 2-7, Rothwell 1-4, Berry 1-1, Clark 0-2, Greene 1-1), Northwest Whitfield 4-15. Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Bradley Central 34 (Rothwell 11), Northwest Whitfield 35. Assists_Bradley Central 22 (Greene 7), Northwest Whitfield N/A. Total Fouls_Bradley Central 20, Northwest Whitfield 17.