Brantley Boys Roll into Final Four with Resounding win at South Regional Tournament

The Brantley Boys Basketball Team hasn't been to the Final Four since 1995, when the team won it's last of three consecutive state championships. That 18-year drought is about to come to an end.

Wesley Person scored 25 points, including 19 in the second half, leading Brantley to a dominating 63-30 win over J.F. Shields at the 1A South Regional Final. With the win, the Bulldogs advanced to the Final Four next Tuesday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center.

The Bulldogs jumped on the Panthers early, behind the 3-point shooting of Person and O.J. Guice. Person hit one trey and Guice added two more, including a 35-footer to beat the first quarter buzzer, sparking Brantley to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter.

J.F. Shields finally woke up after halftime, using a flurry of quick baskets to cut Brantley's lead to 10 points. The Panthers would get no closer, as the Bulldogs reeled off a 21-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Guice scored 14 points, including three 3-pointters. The Bulldogs also dominated the glass, outrebounding J.F. Shields 41-19.

RaeDamon McCreary led the Panthers with 10 points. J.F. Shields ends the year with a 14-13 record.

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