Bravettes on quest for first state title in 24 years
The Baldwin Bravettes were the preeminent high school basketball team in Georgia in the late 1980s, winning three straight titles in GHSA Class AAAA, which back then was the largest classification in Georgia.
There have been close calls since then. The 2000-2001 squad, led by Tasha Butts and Marquita Driskell, lost an absolute heartbreaker to Beach High in the state title game over in Macon. Last year, meanwhile, the Bravettes came up just short in the Final Four.
Now, Baldwin is looking to bust down that door. The girls will be down in Fort Valley tomorrow, taking on Holy Innocents at 6 p.m. with a spot in the state championship game on the line.
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Holy Innocents (26-4) hasn't lost a game this calendar year and is ranked No. 1 in the Class AAAA, according to Maxpreps. The Golden Bears this season are outscoring their opponents by an average of more than 30 points per game this season, and they beat one team 71-10 and another team 71-8.
The Bravettes won't back down, however, and also are coming in red hot, winners of 18-of-their-last-19 ballgames.