What a difference a day makes.

After taking one on the chin in a 84-36 loss to Cedar Shoals Friday night, the Winder-Barrow High School boys basketball team found itself on the winning side less than 24 hours later with a 47-46 win against visiting Jackson County.

The Bulldoggs were able to pull the victory out of the fire with a last-second basket by Drezdin Williams, who finished with a team-high 17 points. Bradyn Randall also scored 12 points in the victory for the Bulldoggs, who improved to 1-4. “We improved at the free throw line,” said coach Ron Garren of Saturday’s win. “I told the players to just ‘keep believing’ and good things would happen. It was a great way to get over our loss from the night before.”

WBHS is dealing with an injury to one key player and the current suspension of another. Garren has reshuffled his lineup as a result and saw some different players step up Saturday including Ryan Evans, Jay Branch and Deon Williams.

“We’ll just keep working and keep getting better,” said Garren. “We have a long season in front of us and there are going to be some ups and downs. Friday night (against Cedar Shoals) was a down point, but Saturday we were able to enjoy being victorious.”

WBHS travels to Loganville High School Friday.

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