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Brewton-Parker Lady Barons Play In Florida

The Brewton-Parker College Lady Barons basketball program opened the Keiser Thanksgiving Classic in Tallahassee, FL, on Tuesday afternoon with a challenge against the hosts Keiser University. On Wednesday BPC took on Florida Memorial and bounced back with a win. vs. Kaiser

The Lady Barons (53) fell to the Seahawks (72) in a narrow 75-73 defeat. Keiser utilized a second- half surge to knock down Brewton-Parker.

Head Coach Steve Edwards gave his thoughts after the close game. 'Keiser beat us today because we are not ready to win games late,' Edwards said. 'We have been poor from the free-throw line all season and we have not finished games well. ' We must be better defensively, and we have to find the right group that will get things done late in the game,' Edwards added. 'I take the responsibility of putting the right group on the floor in close games and we will get this figured out.' Early in the game, Keiser opened with the lead with Brewton-Parker answering with an equalizing shot. Both teams responded in an early backand- forth to open the game. After a three-pointer, the Lady Barons controlled the scoreline with a 7-4 lead. Throughout the quarter, Brewton-Parker slowly built up a lead that would eventually amount to double- digits with around two minutes left. With under two to play, the Lady Barons built a 13-point lead, but Keiser pulled it back to 10 just before the period ended. BPC led 21-11 after the first 10 minutes of action.

The Lady Barons continued to control the scoreline in the second quarter. Brewton-Parker quickly returned to a double-digit lead after the Seahawks opened with a threepointer. Shortly after, Keiser began decreasing the deficit, but the Lady Barons responded by moving their lead to 12 with about seven minutes remaining.

Despite holding the lead, Brewton-Parker's advantage diminished quickly to just three points as the Seahawks surged in the final minutes. Brewton-Parker managed to hold on to the lead at the break with a 40-36 advantage over Keiser. In the third quarter, Keiser followed two free throws from the Lady Barons with a 6-0 run to even the game at 42-42. Brewton- Parker answered quickly with an 8-0 run pulling out to an eightpoint lead with four minutes to play. For the remainder of the quarter, both teams traded scoring opportunities, but the Barons held on to a six-point, 55-49 after three quarters.

Keiser began to quickly minimize the deficit until they captured the lead just two minutes into the fourth quarter. Both teams traded scores and lead changes for the next minute before the game was drawn to a 63-63 stalemate. The Seahawks built a four-point lead with four minutes to play but Brewton- Parker responded quickly with a three-point advantage.

Keiser flipped the score around yet again with back-to-back threes to recapture the lead with the Lady Barons continuing to answer by leveling the score at 73-73 with just 1:30 left to play. Unfortunately, Brewton-Parker struggled to produce anything offensively and were forced to foul to give the Seahawks a chance to take advantage. Keiser managed to gather a free throw on two separate trips to pull off the 75-73 win.

As a team, Brewton- Parker shot for 35.7% (25of-70) from the field, 37.5% (9-of-24) from distance, and 58.3% (14-of-24) from the charity stripe.

Micah Bess led the team in scoring with 14 points while Angel McRae and Madison Evans both notched 13 points apiece. McRae also completed a double-double performance with 13 boards on the afternoon.

Brewton-Parker outrebounded Keiser 43-38 on the afternoon as well as held the advantage in turnovers, 14-19.

The Lady Barons produced 23 points from the bench. In addition, Brewton-Parker led with 17 points off the 19 turnovers from Keiser while also holding an 11-7 advantage in steals. vs. Florida Memorial

The Brewton-Parker Lady Barons basketball program closed out the Keiser Thanksgiving Classic on Wednesday afternoon with a matchup against Florida Memorial.

The Lady Barons (63) surpassed the Lions (44) with a 74-70 win to wrap up the Florida road trip. Head Coach Steve Edwards gave his thoughts after Wednesday's game. 'We found a way to win a tough game today,' Edwards said. 'We battled back late in the game, and we had a couple of players make some huge plays down the stretch. 'We are starting to learn what it takes to win on the road,' Edwards mentioned. 'I'm proud of the fight that we showed today and we will continue to improve throughout the season.' The Lady Barons opened the game quickly with a 6-0 run before the Lions managed to level the game at 6-6 with just under seven minutes remaining in the quarter. Brewton-Parker quickly pulled away to a six-point lead with two consecutive three-pointers.

Florida Memorial responded to cut the deficit to four, but Brewton-Parker continued to answer the Lions. The Lady Barons eventually closed out the quarter with a 1217 lead.

The second quarter was all BPC as well with the Lady Barons outscoring the Lions 16-13. Brewton- Parker opened the quarter with a seven-point lead which was quickly pushed to a 12-point lead with under four minutes to play.

Florida Memorial slowly decreased their deficit to five points, but the Lady Barons quickly pulled away to a double-digit lead with two minutes to play. The Lions closed out the half with two free throws to pull within single digits at the break. BPC led FMU 25-33 after two quarters.

Out of the break, Florida Memorial quickly rid themselves of the deficit and controlled the scoreline. The Lady Barons began to respond by reclaiming the lead, but the Lions did not back down from a fight. Florida Memorial began to build another lead up to six points with just over two minutes remaining in the period.

The Lions closed out the third quarter with a 5044 lead over the Lady Barons. Florida Memorial outscored Brewton-Parker 2511 in the period.

In the fourth quarter, Florida Memorial remained in control of the score with both teams trading scores and trips down the floor. Every score the Lady Barons had the Lions were able to respond to hold on to their advantage.

The Lions managed to pull away to a 10-point lead with four minutes left to play in the game, but Brewton-Parker fought back in the final minutes. The Lady Barons were able to pull within just two points with a minute to play. Brewton-Parker managed to close out the game on a 9-0 run within the last minute to secure the 74-70 win over Florida Memorial.

Angel McRae led the way for Brewton-Parker with yet another doubledouble performance in her freshman campaign. McRae notched 17 points and 17 rebounds while also gathering a game-high five assists. Micah Bess picked up nine points and nine rebounds, landing just shy of a double-double while also notching four blocks. Three other BPC student- athletes picked up eight points apiece in Madison Evans, Sy-Marieona Williams, and Samerria Bryant. As a team, BPC shot for 32.9% (25-of-76) from the field, 38.1% (8-of-21) from beyond the arc, and 69.6% (16-of-23) from the charity stripe. The Lady Barons dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Lions 53-42. Florida Memorial recorded 24 turnovers. The Lady Barons scored 20 points off turnovers and gathered 11 second-chance points. The Brewton-Parker bench scored 25 points on the afternoon. BPC held a 20-11 advantage in assists and a 12-7 advantage in steals. The Lady Barons also gathered seven blocks as a team. The Lady Barons will now rest up and recharge for the return of SSAC action on December 2 with a road contest at Blue Mountain (Miss.) at 5:30 p.m.

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