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Barons Fall To Wasps

The Brewton-Parker College men's basketball team opened the New Year with a nonconference matchup against NCAA DII opponent Emory & Henry College out of Virginia. The game was held in Mount Vernon on Saturday afternoon.

The Barons (1-15) opened the game fast but were outlasted by the Wasps (8-4) early and struggled to pull the game within reach, falling 86-55 in Gillis Gym. The Barons quickly opened with a 6-0 run before the Wasps could respond with a score of their own. Brewton-Parker led Emory & Henry 11-3 just under three minutes into the game. The Wasps answered with a 6-0 run to pull within two, with just under 15 minutes to play.

After a few back-andforth trips down the court, Emory & Henry leveled the game at 16-16 with 12:20 left to play in the first half. The Wasps took the lead and would not look back, building a ninepoint lead with three consecutive three- pointers. The Barons pulled within five points with eight minutes left, but that was the closest they would be for the remainder of the game. Over the course of the next few minutes, Emory & Henry would outscore Brewton-Parker 19-11 to close out the first half with a commanding 46-31 lead. The Wasps shot 53.3% from three-point range and 50% from the field with the Barons shooting 50% in both field goals and three-pointers.

The Barons opened the second half with a response by pulling under the double-digit mark in just under three minutes of action. After trading trips down the floor, Brewton-Parker closed the lead to just seven points with 14:38 left in the game.

Emory & Henry quickly answered by building back their double-digit lead. The Wasps closed out the game by outscoring the Barons 28-8 in the final 13 minutes of play to win 8655.

Three Barons scored in double-digits for the game. Emmanuel Green led the charge with 15 points with Vaquarious Brown notching 12 points. Bryce Wilson rounded out the bunch with 10 points.

As a team, BPC shot for 38.9% (21-of-54) from the field, 21.4% (3-of-14) from three-point distance, and 43.5% (10-of-23) from the free-throw line.

Defensively, Green led the way with four of the Barons' seven steals with Floyd Davis pulling down six rebounds to lead the team.

Emory & Henry outrebounded Brewton-Parker 38-26 on the afternoon as well as led 21-11 in assists.

The turnover margin was slim with the Barons giving up 17 turnovers while the Wasps gave up 15.

The bench for EHC produced 25 points while BPC's only scored 10. The Wasps also led 30-19 in points off turnovers.

BPC took on SSAC foe Dalton State on Monday of this week after presstime.

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