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59-51 lead with less than a minute remaining. BPC managed to hold off the Tigers, sealing the 62-55 win.
BPC shot for 31.4% (16-of-51) from the floor, 23.8% (5-of-21) from three, and 64.1% (25-of-39) from the foul line. A pair of Lady Barons notched double-figure points with Williams leading with 23 points followed by Madison Evans with 13. McRae dominated the glass with 17 points and scored nine points with Tolbert netting nine. McRae also led both teams with four steals.
Stillman held a 50-44 advantage off the glass while also winning the turnover battle 10-19. The Tigers also led 10-7 in steals.
Brewton-Parker will return to the court with a road trip beginning Dec. 17 at Mobile (Ala.).
Brewton-Parker opened with a 6-1 in the first couple of minutes as Ferlin Joseph gathered four of the first six points of the game. The Tigers responded with a pair of scores to pull the deficit down to just one point with 15:56 remaining in the half. Zailan Blue recorded five points in BPC’s 7-0 run that boosted the advantage to a 13-5 lead with just under 14 minutes to play.
Stillman outscored Brewton-Parker 9-4 over the next few minutes to move the deficit down to four points before Lance Smith and Chance Hatcher converted a pair of free throws each to give BPC another eightpoint advantage. The Tigers began to slowly build up momentum that finally broke the deficit down to a one-possession game with 4:18 to play, down 28-25.
Shortly after SC was able to get the deficit down to two points, but BPC took advantage of a three-point foul line effort from Blue and a fastbreak bucket from Jeff Huff Jr. to hold a 34-17 advantage with 3:12 to play. Stillman closed out the half with a 10-4 run, capped by a trey in the final seconds to pull BPC’s lead to just 38-37 at the break.
Huff Jr. opened the scoring for BPC with a free throw before Stillman scored seven unanswered points to claim a 44-39 lead with 17:44 on the clock. Huff Jr. answered with a jumper, but the Tigers had a fourpoint answer to lead 4841. Brewton-Parker outscored Stillman 7-4 over the next couple of minutes to pull the deficit down to just four points with 13:54 remaining.
Stillman then went on to surge into a commanding 12-point lead with an 8-0, leaving 11:14 on the clock. Smith picked up three points to put the Barons’ deficit under double figures, but the Tigers continued to provide answers. After a trey from Blue and a pair of free throws from Joseph at the 7:05 mark, BPC found themselves just eight points behind.
Unfortunately, Stillman ignited into a 19-point lead over nearly three minutes by going on a 12-1 run. Brewton-Parker managed to get as close as 12 points with 1:38 to play off a 7-0 run led by Smith’s four-point effort, but that proved to be the closest they would be for the remainder of the game.
The Tigers closed out the game by outscoring the Barons 10-5 to secure the 88-71 victory.
As a team, BPC shot for 40% (24-of-60) from the floor, 25% (6-of-24) from three, and 73.9% (17-of-23) from the foul line. Blue led with 23 points and three steals followed by Smith with 16 points and five rebounds. Joseph also picked up a double-digit scoring performance with 11 points and snagged five boards in the process. The Barons held a narrow 8-7 edge in steals while the Tigers won the turnover with a narrow 10-11 edge. Stillman dominated the glass, 46-31. The Tigers held a 29-12 advantage in second-chance points BPC travels to Paine (Ga.) on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup in Augusta, Georgia.