Bay tops Mosley

Mosley's Donovan Albert (20) and Bay's Tommy Wade (33) fight for the ball

Mosley's Donovan Albert (20) and Bay's Tommy Wade (33) fight for the ball during their game at Bay High in Panama City on Friday

Andrew P Johnson | The News Herald
Published: Friday, December 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM.

PANAMA CITY — Bay boys basketball coach Michael Grady said his Tornadoes are a young team that is still learning.

If Friday’s 89-56 win over visiting Mosley is any indication, it’s going to be interesting tracking Bay this season to see just how much the Tornadoes get figured out.

They used separate blitzes of  15, 12 and 17 points to put away the Dolphins. More importantly, they improved to 4-0 in District 1-5A and 7-2 overall. Mosley slid to 3-5, 2-3.

Grady also allowed that his ballclub is more experienced than a year ago. That enabled Bay to more than make up for the absence of point guard Markeis Goodman, one of two players out of town. Mosley also was without two players including starter Warren Stadmire.

“And we’re better shooters,” Grady said. “The kids have great attitudes. That’s where it all starts.”

The Tornadoes also have a good blend of inside-out, with the benefit of being able to go to a front line of 6-foot-7, 6-5, 6-5. It is by far the best size in the county this season.

“We’re still super young, but they’re learning every game,” Grady said. “And the football players who came out late” are getting acclimated, and the team is overcoming early injuries.

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