Barons Basketball Drops 2
The Brewton-Parker College basketball teams played last week with the women in Stillman, AL and the men down in Lakeland, FL.
Brewton-Parker Women's Basketball competed against SSAC opponent Stillman (Ala.) on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa, AL. Saturday's game was originally scheduled to happen on Dec. 4 but was postponed. The Lady Barons (8-4, 2-2 SSAC) fell to the Tigers (5-5, 1-2 SSAC) in a tough road battle. 'We took one on the chin today,' Head Coach Steve Edwards said. 'We were outworked and Stillman was much tougher than us. We aren't very tough and today it showed. We need to be tougher to maximize our potential as a team.' Stillman opened the game with back-to-back buckets to lead 5-0 before Brewton-Parker answered with two consecutive scores themselves to pull within one point. The Tigers did not give up a lead to the Lady Barons in the quarter as they controlled the scoreline for all but two equalizing opportunities for Brewton- Parker. The Lady Barons leveled the game at the 3:35 and 2:55 mark, but Stillman managed to close the quarter with a 22-17 lead. The Tigers continued to control the score in the second period as they pulled away to an 11-point, 28-17 lead in the first four minutes. Brewton-Parker responded with five points, but Stillman remained unfazed, going on a 10-3 run to lead by 13 points. Brewton-Parker closed the half outscoring Stillman 7-4, but the Tigers still led by 10 with a 42-32 lead at the break. To open the third period, Stillman scored to move its lead to 12 before Brewton-Parker returned with back-to-back jumpers to pull under double-digits. The Lady Barons were able to pull the deficit down to seven points, but the Tigers outscored BPC 10-4 in the final three minutes to lead 59-45 with a quarter to play. In the fourth quarter, Stillman was able to remain in double-digits for the opening few minutes with Brewton-Parker going on a long, 10-0 run that covered about six minutes to pull the deficit back to just four points. Stillman closed the game on a 6-1 run to pull away and win the game 70- 61. Three BPC players gathered double-digit points with Sy-Marieona Williams leading the way with 17 points followed by Madison Evans and Tajah'nae Wiggins both scoring 14 points apiece. Angel McRae led the Lady Barons with 10 rebounds and was two points shy of a double-double performance with eight points. Wiggins gathered a team second-best eight rebounds on the afternoon. As a team, BPC shot for 40.7% (24-of-59) from the field, 25% (6-of-24) from three, and 53.8% (7-of-13) from the free-throw line. The BPC bench produced 25 points. The Tigers outrebounded the Lady Barons 40-34 on the day. Both teams were close in both assists and turnovers. Stillman led 15-14 in steals with the Lady Barons turning the ball over 16 times while the Tigers gave it up 18.
The overall series against Stillman is now tied 4-4.
Brewton-Parker Men's Basketball fell 53-51 to (RV) Florida College in Lakeland, FL, on Saturday. The Barons (1-12) dropped the neutral site matchup against the Falcons (12-1) on the campus of Southeastern (FL). 'We have been playing better as of late but still not good enough to close games out,' Head Coach Stephen Birchfield said. 'This is our second consecutive game lost by a single possession against either a ranked opponent or one who is receiving votes.'
'Our guys need to continue fighting,' Birchfield added. 'When the wins begin, they should come in bunches. We have to continue playing together and working on dialing in the fundamentals.' The Barons opened the game with a score nearly two minutes into the game, but the Falcons quickly leveled the game and captured the lead which they slowly built up to double digits, leading 12-2 with 12 minutes to play.
After a three from BPC to pull within single digits, FC went on a 10-1 run to lead by 16 points before the Barons were able to score from the field. The Falcons built up to an 18-point lead with around two minutes to play before the Barons closed out the half on an 11-2 run to diminish the deficit to just nine points with FC leading 31-22 at the break. The second half opened with back-and-forth action as both teams traded scores in the first couple of minutes. Over the course of the next few minutes, Brewton-Parker slowly demolished the double-digit deficit with an 11-0 run to be down just three points with nine minutes to play. Florida College answered with a 7-2 run to lead by eight points with two minutes erased from the clock. After moving the lead to 47-38, the Barons scored six consecutive points to drop the Falcons' lead to three points with three minutes remaining in the game. Brewton-Parker fought hard in the final minutes but were outscored 6-5 within the last minute to fall by just two points, 53-51. Two Barons recorded double-digit points as Floyd Davis and Nic Pullum both gathered 10 points apiece.
Bryce Wilson notched a game-high 13 rebounds to lead the Barons' rebounding efforts. Wilson's 13 boards assisted the Barons in outrebounding the Falcons 46- 43. A trio of BPC studentathletes gathered four assists each for the day. As a team, BPC shot for 33.9% (21-of-62) from the field, 24% (6of-25) from three, and 27.3% (3-of-11) from the charity stripe. Brewton-Parker gave up 16 turnovers with Florida College giving up 13. The Falcons took advantage of the opportunities as they outscored the Barons 21-6 off turnovers.