Rams Sweep Brewton-Parker
Courtesy of BPC
The Brewton-Parker College Barons basketball teams were swept by the Rams of the University of Mobile on Saturday of last week in Alabama.
Brewton-Parker women’s basketball continued SSAC action on Saturday with a road contest at Mobile (Ala.). The Lady Barons (9-4, 2-3 SSAC) fell to the Rams (6-8, 3-2 SSAC) in a 74-64 loss.
“We ran out of gas late,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We have a lot of work to do before we can win big games on the road. We have to regroup quickly because we play the best team in our league on Monday.”
The game opened with the first score from the Rams nearly three minutes into the first quarter before Keyanna Tolbert leveled to give the Lady Barons their first score of the day. Mobile responded with a 10-2 run to lead 12-4 with 3:33 remaining in the quarter. A layup from Drexelle Ward and a three-pointer from Angel McRae knocked the deficit down to three points. Brewton-Parker outscored Mobile 8-5 in the final few minutes to close out the period 17-17. After falling behind early in the quarter, Brewton- Parker captured the lead with scores coming from Madison Evans and Tolbert, leaving 5:38 on the clock. Mobile answered just moments later with four-straight points from the charity stripe to lead 26-23. BPC bounced back into control of the lead with a 6-0 run led by four points from Evans to lead 29-26 with 3:45 on the clock. The Lady Barons closed out the quarter by outscoring the Rams 7-5 to lead 36-31 at the break.
Tajahnae Wiggins connected on a jumper in the opening seconds of the quarter to boost the Lady Barons’ lead to seven points. Mobile chipped away at the deficit with a 6-2 run to move just three points behind BPC with 6:11 remaining. After a trey from Wiggins at the 5:58 mark, the Rams answered with a 7-4 run to remain within a onepossession score. Five points from Keonya Mincey gave the Lady Barons a 52-44 lead with 1:51 in the quarter. Mobile bested Brewton-Parker in the final moments of the period, outscoring the Lady Barons 8-2 to pull the deficit down to just two points.
The Rams surged to a 70-54 lead by opening the first seven minutes with an 18-0 run. Brewton-Parker finished the game with a 10-4 run, but the Lady Barons ran out of gas to prevent a potential comeback effort.
BPC shot for 34.7% (26-of-75) from the floor, 21.4% (6-of-28) from three, and 75% (6-of-8) from the foul line. Two Lady Barons scored double figures with Evans leading the way with 18 points while Mincey scored 12. McRae led the rebounding efforts for BPC with nine boards followed by three Lady Barons with four rebounds each.
Mobile led 36-27 off the glass with 29 coming from the defensive side of the ball. The Rams dominated inside the paint by outscoring the Lady Barons, 48-26. Brewton Parker led the turnover battle, 13-22, and led 12-9 in steals.
Brewton-Parker men’s basketball returned to SSAC play on Saturday afternoon with a road contest at Mobile (Ala.). The Barons (3-7, 2-3 SSAC) surged in the second half but fell short to the Rams (7-4, 3-3 SSAC) in a 95-88 loss. Despite the loss, the Barons had a highlight milestone moment as Lance Smith surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career with 28 points on the night, moving to 215 points in his first season as a Barons.
The Rams opened the game with an early 4-0 lead before a trey from Zailan Blue and a layup from Ferlin Joseph gave the Barons a 5-4 lead. After a trey from Mobile, BPC answered with buckets from Joseph and Smith to lead by two points with 15:43 on the clock.
Mobile responded with five points to reclaim the lead just a minute later, leading 12-9. Over the next few minutes, Brewton-Parker went on a 10-2 run to lead by five points. The Rams put together a 17-2 run within a two-minute span to lead 2921 with 8:11 remaining in the half. Both teams finished out the final minutes of the half scoring 14 points each, to move the score to 43-35 at the break. Blue led with 11 points in the half while Jeffery Huff Jr. went for a perfect 110% (3-for-3) from the field as well as 100% (2-for-2) from three for eight points.
Chance Hatcher produced back-to-back layups to open the second half, moving BPC’s deficit to just four points with 18:26 remaining. After five points from the Rams, BPC found buckets from Huff Jr. and Joseph to pull back within a two-possession game. Mobile pulled away to a 26-point lead after going on a 21-0 run over a span of five minutes, leading 69-43 with 11:57 on the clock.
After skidding to a 28-point deficit, the Barons began chipping away at the Rams’ lead with a surge from Smith. Smith exploded in the second half with 24 points to lead the Barons back into the game, shooting 10-for-13 from the floor. Brewton-Parker managed to eventually pull under double figures with an 11-0 run beginning at the 2:59 mark, moving the score to a onepossession ball game. The Rams were able to ice the potential comeback effort with six free throws in the final 0:40 seconds of play.
BPC shot for 54.7% from the field (35-of-64), 43.8% from three (7-of-16), and 61.1% (11-of-18) from the foul line. Smith’s 28 points led the way for BPC which was also the secondbest scoring effort for the game. Smith also gathered a game-leading four steals. Blue scored 18 points followed by Hatcher and Huff Jr. with 10 each. Hatcher led the rebounding efforts for the Barons with nine boards.
Mobile led 26-22 in rebounds while also leading the turnover battle by two.
The Rams held an 11-9 advantage in steals, scoring 27 points off turnovers. Brewton-Parker held a 5430 scoring edge in the paint.