BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (AP) - The Bay High Tigers stated off the high school basketball season, flying under the radar. That's no longer the case. After 22 wins and 5 losses, the Tigers have earned...respect.
Head coach Randy McCrory guided his determined Tigers to the top of the Region 8-4A ranks, closing out with 9 wins and 1 loss. He says this group is special.
"Kids come to practice ready to go, "said McCrory. "Dedication level. We just keep talking about the process, grinding every single day Putting daily investment into our practice and games is another opportunity to get better."
Two big reasons for Bay High's success...6-foot-7 senior Galen "G" Smith and 6-foot-9 junior Galen "Tolu" Smith. "G" Smith is netting nearly 10 points and 8.4 rebounds and his younger brother "Tolu" leads the team with 13.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.
"G" Smith, Jr. said, "Because we work so hard. We worked during the off-season, summer and we work together."
"Tolu" Smith said, ""I just play on how I need to play to help my team be successful."
Junior guard Jaylan Wilson is a sparkplug on the Tigers basketball team.
" We just grind every day and compete every day and we've got the tooks that we can do special things this year, "said Wilson.
The talented Tigers open play in the Region 8-4A tournament at Vancleave 5:30 Thursday evening facing the East Central Moss Point winner.