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Belgreen’s Will Bonner scores 2,000 career points

While players scoring 1,000 career points seems to happen a few times each year, scoring 2,000 career points is a rare accomplishment. Belgreen’s Will Bonner reached that rarified milestone over the weekend in Mississippi, where the Bulldogs hammered Ingomar 70-37.

While the game was never in doubt, it seemed as if Will and Collin Bonner got together and decided one would shoulder the scoring in the first half of the game, and the other would take the second half.

Belgreen (21-3) jumped out to a 38-11 first lead. Collin Bonner scored 22 of his game-high 30 points in the first half.

Belgreen outscored Ingomar 32-26 in the second half, with Will Bonner scoring 24 of his 29 points.

Adrian Reeves added six points for Belgreen. Cole King finished with three points, and Canaan Stough tacked on two points.

Belgreen 53, Tharptown 27

The Bulldogs beat the Tharptown Wildcats 53-27 this past week.

Belgreen led Tharptown 13-10 at the end of the first quarter and extended that lead to 32-16 by halftime.

Tharptown outscored the Bulldogs 5-4 in the third quarter to cut Belgreen’s lead to 36-21. The Wildcats cut the Bulldog lead to 11 points early in the fourth quarter, but Will Bonner took over in the post, scoring 14 points in the final period of play. He led Belgreen with 20 points.

Austin James added 13 points, and Collin Bonner scored 12. Alex Jarnigan finished with three points, Cole King two points and Ely Mitchell two points.

Dylan Valdez scored nine points for Tharptown. He was followed by Malachi Minor with six points. Alexis Quezada and Jackson Clement scored five points each. Luis Valdez and Tyler Amos added two points each.

Belgreen 92, Vina 20

All 14 players for Belgreen got in on the scoring action in a 92-20 win over the Vina Red Devils this past week. Belgreen led Vina 51-2 at halftime.

Will Bonner led Belgreen with 25 points. Collin Bonner followed with 14 points.

Reeves, James, Braycen Johnson and Carson Cox scored six points each. Stough and Jordan Wright scored five points each. King and Alex Guidry added four points each. Will King and Hadden Taylor contributed two points each, and Brent Sykes scored one point.


Noelle Willingham had a big game to lead the Belgreen Lady Bulldogs to a win over Vina as well, 58-32.  Willingham led Belgreen with 23 points, going 10-for-11 from the free-throw line, including sinking a perfect six of six in the fourth quarter.

Belgreen jumped out to 16-8 first quarter lead and extended that lead to 28-13 at halftime. Belgreen led Vina 41-20 at the end of the third quarter and outscored the Red Devils 17-12 in the fourth period.

Dakota Green followed Willingham, scoring 12 points, and B.B. Scott added 11. Makenna Fisher finished with four points. Isabella Tate, Alayna Tate, Laura Seal and Carson Hovater scored two points each.

Sara Scott scored 10 points for Vina. Sara Harper added seven points, Kaitlyn Athey five points, Kaley Attaway four points, Jaylen Shotts three points, Autumn Chandler two points and K.K. Mitchell one point.