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lead over the Tigers, outscoring Voorhees by seven points.

Brewton-Parker utilized a 23-11 fourth quarter to pull away to a commanding lead and eventually the 24-point victory. Williams took control of the offensive efforts for BPC, scoring 11 points in the period while going 5-for-7 from the field.

Brewton-Parker shot for 48.4% (31-of-64) from the field, 50% (10of-20) from three, and 76.5% (13-of-17) from the foul line. Williams produced 19 points, three steals, and three assists to lead the Lady Barons. Ward recorded 16 points followed by Clay with 15. McRae secured her fourth-straight double- double performance of the season, scoring 12 points and snagging 16 boards. Brewton-Parker dominated off the glass, holding a 40-15 rebound advantage.

The Lady Barons produced a total of 10 steals on the night. BPC created 28 points off turnovers. The Brewton-Parker bench was responsible for 40 points on the night. vs. William Carey

Brew t o n – Pa r k e r women’s basketball opened SSAC play on Thursday night, playing host to William Carey (Miss.) in Gillis Gymnasium. The Lady Barons (6-1, 1-0 SSAC) downed the Crusaders (3-2, 0-1 SSAC) with a late-game push by A’Alyiah Clay, winning 60-51.

“We beat a really good team tonight,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We had to be good defensively tonight, and we really got after it to execute on our game plan.”

“Offensively, we didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked, but that had to a lot to do with William Carey,” Edwards added. “They are a wellcoached group. We will prep tomorrow and look forward to our game on Saturday.”

The Crusaders started the game out on a 7-3 run in the first two minutes of play. Back-toback threes from Drexelle Ward and Clay gave the Lady Barons a 9-7 edge with 6:08 on the clock. The Lady Barons controlled the quarter with a 9-0 run over the course of four minutes until William Carey netted a jumper with 2:16 remaining.

BPC eventually closed out the quarter with a trey from Ward before WCU closed out with a bucket, sealing the first 10 minutes with a 21-11 scoreline in favor of BPC.

William Carey came alive in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Barons, 14-7. WCU managed to take slow chunks from the deficit until leveling the score at 25-25 with less than a minute to play. However, Madison Evans drained a trey at the buzzer to give Brewton- Parker a three-point edge at the break. Evans and Clay shared the lead for scoring with three points each, both coming from beyond the arc.

BPC jumped out to a quick double-digit lead with an 8-0 run, capped by back-to-back threepointers from Cisley Copper. William Carey battled back with an 8-0 run of their own to pull the score down to just one possession with three minutes to play.

Both teams shared a bucket to close out the period with Evans netting the final score to push the BPC lead to 4239 after the third period. The two sides were level in scoring, 14-14 in the first 10 minutes of the half.

After an opening three points from Evans, Clay went on a tear in the fourth quarter. Clay produced 12 points, shooting for a perfect 3-of-3 from beyond the arc and 3-of-4 from the foul line to spark the Brewton-Parker offense.

The Lady Barons battled tough down the stretch to hold on to the lead and pull out with the nine-point win, 60-51.

Brewton-Parker shot for 30% (16-of-52) from the field, 40.6% (13-of-32) from three, and 62.5% (15-of-24) from the charity stripe. Clay led the way for the Lady Barons, producing 22 points and four assists while snagging six rebounds. Evans gathered 11 points and two assists with Copper scoring nine points and Sy-Marieona Williams scoring seven points. Angel McRae led the rebounding efforts with nine boards.

Defensively, the Lady Barons held William Carey to just 38.5% (20of-52) from the field and just 8.3% (1-of-12) from beyond the arc. BPC recorded six steals on 12 turnovers and picked up 27 defensive rebounds.

Brew t o n – Pa r k e r notched seven points off turnovers. The Lady Barons bench produced 24 points. The largest lead for BPC was 12 points with 2:04 left in the first quarter.

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