BCRD 8u boys advance at GRPA state tourney


The Bartow County Recreation Department’s 8U boys basketball team won its opening round game bracket game Saturday morning in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship Tournament in College Park.


Bartow defeated East Point 38-25 to move into the state semifinal round later in the day Saturday at 3:15pm. They will play DeKalb County at the Wyatt Rec Center Gym. DeKalb defeated Fulton County in the first round.


In the win over East Point, Bartow led 10-5 after one quarter and 20-8 at halftime before expanding their advantage to 32-14 after three periods.


Ja’kez Baldwin scored 14 points and Christian Teasley posted 11 points to top all Bartow scorers. Naiser Bennet chipped in with five points. Kyron McClendon scored four. Jeremy Dent, Jr. and Jaden Daise added two points each.

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