BGS hosts girls ‘Shootout’

Published 3:56 am Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Bowling Green School hosted a “Girls Basketball Shootout” on Friday, June 14. Games took place in the school’s main gym and its sports complex, which is located right next to the football field house.

“I just think it’s good,” Bowling Green coach Barry Seal said. “We decided to put this thing together last year because a lot of teams have asked me to something local because I go to a lot of shootouts. With us having two gyms, it was just great to have something local where the local parents could come out, see, support and watch their kids — for a brief time anyway. Summer basketball is over and quick, but we enjoy it and hopefully we’ll continue it for future years.”

Seal said it is good for the teams.

“Play, learn, run plays, sets,” Seal said. “That’s what it’s about. It’s not about winning games right now, it’s about seeing what each and every player can do, and hopefully, we can figure that out, what we can improve on.”

The event featured 10 teams over seven groups.

Bowling Green School, Pine and North Pike all brought a varsity and junior varsity team to the event.

Two more local teams competed in addition to Bowling Green and Pine. The other two were Ben’s Ford Christian School and Team Red. Team Red was a group that featured 2017 Bowling Green School graduate and current William Carey sophomore McKinley Seal and some players from the University of Mobile and William Carey University. Seal attended the University of Mobile her freshman year. She transferred to William Carey and was ineligible last year because of the transfer. Seal redshirted last season.

The rest of the teams were Oak Forest Academy and Silliman Institute.