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BPC Men Fall To Voorhees

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker College's men’s basketball team traveled to Denmark, SC to face Voorhees (S.C.) in the first road challenge of the season on Tuesday night. The Barons (1-1) were knocked down against the Tigers (4-1) in a 6855 loss in a tough environment on the road.

Brewton-Parker opened the game with an early lead as Lance Smith scored the Barons’ first three points of the contest. Both teams traded scores early with backand- forth buckets being shared.

Kenny Colwell hit an early trey before Smith followed with one of his own to give the Barons a three-point advantage five minutes into the game.

Voorhees captured their first lead of the night at the 13:16 mark to go up 10-9. The Tigers moved to a five-point lead with 10:20 left, capped off by a big threepointer. With 7:43 remaining in the half, Voorhees advanced to a seven-point lead. Colwell quickly responded with two trips down the floor with a jumper and a trey to pull the Barons to a one-possession game with seven minutes on the clock. A steal and a fast break dunk from Jeff Huff Jr. leveled the game at 18-18 with 5:42 remaining.

Voorhees reclaimed the lead and held on to the advantage, closing out the first half with a 29-23 lead.

The Tigers opened the second half with a bucket to lead by eight points. After a couple of trips down the floor, BPC managed to pull the deficit down to four as Smith found a couple of scores and Jordan Johnson converted on a pair of free throws.

Voorhees kept at least a two-possession cushion for most of the second half by keeping the Barons from finding opportunities. BPC struggled to break past the four-point deficit Voorhees controlled until a three-pointer from Smith fell through the net at the 9:44 mark to move the Tigers’ lead to just three. A good converted free throw from Emmanuel Green knocked it down to just a two-point game with nine minutes to play.

Unfortunately, Voorhees started running hot while the Barons cooled off. The Tigers went on an 11-2 run over the course of a few minutes to lead 53-42, leaving just 3:59 left on the clock. Voorhees held a double-digit lead for several minutes until Johnson hit a three-point to make it a 58-50 game with 1:42 left to play.

Brewton-Parker struggled to produce on the offensive end, down the stretch. Voorhees managed to hold off the Barons in the end to secure a 68-55 win. Smith led BPC with 20 points and seven rebounds followed by Colwell with 13 points and a pair of assists. The Barons finished the night shooting for 36.4% (20of-55) from the field, 38.9% (7-of-18) from three, and 44.4% (8-of-18) from the foul line. Colwell led the first half with 10 points, shooting a perfect 2-for-2 from three and 4-of-5 from the field. Smith notched 14 points in the second half, shooting 6-for-9 from the field.

Brewton-Parker gave up 16 turnovers while Voorhees gave up 19. The Tigers dominated the glass, outrebounding the Barons with a 43-31 advantage. BPC’s bench produced 12 points and the Barons notched just 10 points off turnovers for the game.

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