The Glynn County Sports Hall of Fame honored the most outstanding players in the Brunswick-Glynn Academy basketball games played Friday night on the Brunswick campus.
Glynn Academy’s Zoesha Smith was named the Girls Player of the Game while Brunswick’s Jaden Dunham was named the Boys Player of the Game.
Smith, a senior, led a second-half comeback by the Lady Terrors as she finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals in the team’s 40-36 win over Brunswick. Smith was whistled for two quick personal fouls and missed considerable time in the first half while sitting out with the early foul trouble. The University of Georgia signee’s full talents were on display after halftime, however, as she led Glynn to the win.
Dunham also helped the Pirates come back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter when he stepped up along with others to lead Brunswick to its come-from-behind victory. The 6-foot-7 senior post player finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks to play a major role in the BHS 62-60 thrilling win over the Red Terrors.
“These were too really great games,” said Hall of Fame president Kevin Price, “and Smith and Dunham came up big for their teams when they needed them. They’ve had tremendous seasons and are to be congratulated for their great play once again in these big games played in the electric atmosphere that always makes the games between Glynn and Brunswick fun.”
You can read in-depth stories on both games at www.glynncountyathletics.com.
The Hall of Fame and the Glynn County Schools Athletics Department agreed to a partnership several years back for the Hall to recognize outstanding performances by local student-athletes in the Glynn Academy-Brunswick rivalry games in the sports of football, basketball and baseball.
This marks the sixth year of the basketball awards which are annually presented during the second regular-season meeting between the crosstown rivals.
You can check out the past winners and learn more about the Hall of Fame on its website – www.gcshof.com.
The Hall of Fame is currently planning its March 14 Induction Banquet for the 2020 Hall of Fame class to be held on Jekyll Island. Ticket information will be released in mid-February.
The Hall also plans to hold its Ambassadors Event later in the spring to honor outstanding local senior student-athletes.