Bulldoggs off to a 3-0 start after victory over Flowery Branch
Despite a strong start in subregion play, don’t expect the Winder-Barrow boys’ basketball team to get too carried away with the 8-AAAA North standings right now.
The Bulldoggs (7-10, 3-0) are co-subregion leaders with Clarke Central but coach David Sokol said there’s lots of regular season basketball left to be played.
“We are not even at the halfway point in the region,” Sokol said. “There are still a lot of games left.”
The Bulldoggs — who disposed of Flowery Branch 57-36 Friday at home to stayunbeaten in Region 8-AAAA play — face Habersham Central at home Friday before traveling across town to face rival Apalachee Saturday night.
Winder-Barrow then plays Clarke Central Tuesday at home on senior night in what could be a huge game toward eventually determining the subregion champion and the no. 1 seed in the region tournament.
Winder-Barrow should be well-rested for these contests after having been off this past Saturday and again Tuesday.
In the Bulldoggs’ 21-point victory over Flowery Branch Friday, Kendall Isler led Winder-Barrow with 14 points while Jamias Davis added 11.
The Bulldoggs, who jumped out to a commanding 36-14 lead at the half and 51-24 edge after three quarters, shared the ball well offensively with a season-high 15 assists.
“The team played great defense and was very unselfish against Flowery Branch,” Sokol said.
Winder-Barrow also racked up at the charity stripe, converting 16-of-20 attempts.