No. 2 Bulldogs have tough stretch ahead of them

Published 2:11 pm Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Brantley Basketball team got off to a great start this season.

They have finished the first half of the season at 16-1 and ranked No. 2 in the state right below Cedar Bluff.

The team has only suffered one loss which was to the Barbour County Jaguars, ranked No. 8 in 2A. Also, the team has played 6 area games and they are 5-0 in their area with victories over Geneva County, Providence Christian, and Ariton.

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Tory Upshaw passed the 1,000-point career mark when he scored 7 points with the win over Providence Christian last Friday night.

This Thursday the Dogs will travel to Ariton to play their last area game.

If they win this game, they will be 14-0 in their area for the past two years.

The Brantley Bulldogs are looking to host the area tournament February 2, 5, and 8.

This past Monday the Brantley Bulldogs traveled to Butler County Magnet High School to play in the MLK Classic where they defeated 5A Monroe County 62-59 with leading scorers Devante Porter and Tory Upshaw with 13 points each.

These next few weeks are going to be challenging for the Bulldogs as they host the No. 2 ranked 4A Andalusia Bulldogs as well as facing their county rivals Highland Home and Luverne.

Also, Brantley will be hosting Elba and the BCMS Panthers.

Although the week will be tough, Coach Jonny Mitchell is confident that the team will play their best and try their hardest to win.