BPC Splits With Stillman
Courtesy of BPC
The Brewton-Parker College men's and women’s basketball returned to Gillis Gymnasium on Saturday with contests against Stillman (Ala.) to continue conference play. The Lady Barons (9-3, 2-2 SSAC) slipped past the Tigers (7-2, 0-2 SSAC) in a tough, 62-55 win to earn the second conference win of the season. The Barons (3-4, 2-2 SSAC) fought hard to remain in control of a tight game in the first half, but the Tigers (5-3, 2-1 SSAC) surged in the second half to win 88-71.
“We beat a really good team today,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We matched their intensity and were really good defensively, so much that we struggled a little on the offensive side. I told our group that we will have to win games this way throughout the season. We were in a battle today and it was good to see us finish the game well against a tough team.”
Stillman began the opening quarter on a 7-0 run over a few minutes of play, keeping the Lady Barons from converting any offensive trips down the floor. Brewton-Parker eventually found the first bucket of the afternoon with a three-pointer from Cisley Copper at the 5:37 mark.
Copper’s three was the first score of a 7-0 run for BPC which leveled the game at seven points apiece as Sy-Marieona Williams knocked down a three with 3:48 on the clock. The Tigers closed out the quarter on a 6-1 run to lead 13-8.
It was all Williams to start the second quarter, relinquishing BPC’s deficit and equalizing the score 15-15 with 7:29 remaining in the half. A jumper from Keyanna Tolbert at the 5:58 mark gave the Lady Barons a one-point lead before Stillman answered with five points to lead 21-17 with five minutes left. Brewton-Parker finished out the quarter, outscoring Stillman 9-4 to lead 26-25 at the break.
After trading shots to open the third quarter, Stillman went on a 9-0 run over about three minutes of play to lead with an eight-point advantage. The Lady Barons responded with a 13-2 run to take over control of the score with a 41-38 lead, leaving 2:19 on the clock.
Buckets from Angel McRae and Copper boosted the edge to six points with 1:49 remaining before the Tigers closed out with a jumper to move the deficit down to just four points.
Stillman opened the fourth quarter with a jumper to pull the deficit to just two points before Williams and Tolbert moved BPC’s lead back to six. The Tigers answered with two more jumpers to pull back to just a onepossession game with seven minutes remaining and eventually pieced together scores to move the score to 52-51 with 4:09 to play.
However, Brewton-Parker answered with a 7-0 run to pull out to a