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Brewton-Parker Lady Barons Over Middle Georgia

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball faced Middle Georgia on the road today in Cochran to continue SSAC play last week. The Lady Barons (12-8, 6-6 SSAC) convincingly defeated the Knights (7-7, 4-6 SSAC) on Saturday afternoon.

“We battled today on the road in a tough environment,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We were solid defensively, and we found a way to make plays when we needed to today.” Brewton-Parker opened the game with a jumper from Tajah’nae Wiggins to lead 2-0. Middle Georgia answered with a three-pointer to capture the lead before the Lady Barons responded with five points from Micah Bess to lead by four with under seven minutes to play.

The Knights eventually leveled the game at 9-9 with 3:44 left on the clock before Brewton-Parker managed to close out the quarter with a three-point lead. BPC outscored MGA 14-11 in the first 10 minutes of play.

During the second quarter, Brewton-Parker jumped out to a doubledigit lead after five minutes of action. The Lady Barons held on to the double- digit deficit over the Knights at the break, leading 34-22. BPC outscored MGA 20-11 in the quarter with Madison Evans picking up six points before the halftime break.

Middle Georgia pieced together a 10-3 run in the first five minutes of the third quarter to pull the Lady Barons’ lead down to just five. However, Brewton-Parker responded with a 20-8 run in the final half of the quarter to pull away to a 57-40 lead.

Brewton-Parker continued to control the scoreline in the fourth quarter as the Lady Barons held a double-digit deficit over the Knights for a majority of the final 10 minutes of play. Middle Georgia did pull within six points twice at the 3:23 and 1:43 mark, but BPC closed out the game with six unanswered points to seal the 75-63 victory.

Bess led the offensive efforts with 23 points followed by Evans with 18. Angel McRae returned to play with a team-high 11 rebounds. As a team, BPC shot for 39.4% (26-of-66) from the field, 27.3% (6-of-22) from three-point range, and 60.7% (17-of-28) from the charity stripe.

Brewton-Parker narrowly held the advantage in rebounds, 38-37. Middle Georgia gave up 23 turnovers with the Lady Barons giving up 17. BPC also led 12-6 in steals.

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