BPC In New Orleans
Courtesy of BPC
The Brewton-Parker College Barons basketball teams were in New Orleans last week to face Loyola. It was a tough trip for BPC as they dropped both games to the Wolfpack.
Brewton-Parker women’s basketball traveled to New Orleans to take on No. 9-ranked Loyola (La.) on Monday afternoon. The Lady Barons (9-5, 2-4 SSAC) struggled against a tough Wolf Pack (11-0, 5-0 SSAC) in a 94-59 defeat on the road.
“Loyola has been the class of our league for a long time,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We have been fortunate enough to compete and beat them a few times. I believe this is the strongest group we’ve faced.
“We are not in the same class as Loyola right now,” Edwards mentioned. “We have a long way to go before we can beat them. This break will be good for us to become healthy and whole. We look forward to getting back to work after the break.”
The Wolf Pack started out hot with a 7-0 lead in the first five minutes of play. Madison Evans scored the first bucket for the Lady Barons before Loyola answered with a 6-0 run to lead by 11 points with 2:27 on the clock. Brewton-Parker struggled to find the basket, scoring just eight points in the quarter while the Wolf Pack finished with 21. Evans led the way for BPC with six points followed by Drexelle Ward with two points.
The Lady Barons produced their best scoring effort of the game in the second period, producing 21 points. continued from page
Loyola remained in control of a double-figure lead for most of the second period, scoring 27 points to lead 48-29 at the break. Keonya Mincey put together a seven-point performance shooting 2-for-3 from beyond the arch while Evans gathered five points.
Loyola continued to hold on to a commanding lead, not slipping under a 20-point advantage over the Lady Barons. The Lady Barons were outscored in the third quarter 9-14 as the Wolf Pack moved to a 67-43 lead after 30 minutes of play. A’Aliyah Clay scored five points to lead the quarter for BPC followed by a trey from Mincey.
Loyola put the finishing touches on the game, surging to a 27-16 quarter in the final 10 minutes of play. Brewton-Parker struggled to find answers to the Wolf Pack as Loyola finished the game out strong.
BPC shot for 32.8% (21-of-64) from the floor, 25% (8-of-32) from three, and 75% (9-of-12) from the charity stripe. Evans and Mincey both led BPC with 13 points apiece with Evans gathering a gameleading three steals. Chardell Jones led the rebounding efforts in her first contest of the season with six boards.
The Wolf Pack held a commanding 53-28 rebounding advantage over the Lady Barons. Loyola also outscored Brewton-Parker 38-16 in the paint. BPC won the turnover battle by four while falling behind by one steal on the defensive side of the ball. The Wolf Pack dished out a 20-8 assist advantage.
The Lady Barons will take a break before returning to the court on Dec. 30 in an exhibition at Georgia Southwestern in Americus.
Brewton-Parker men’s basketball traveled to New Orleans on Monday for a contest at (RV) Loyola (La.) to continue SSAC play. The Barons (3-8, 2-4 SSAC) battled in a tight game with the Wolf Pack (11-2, 6-0 SSAC), but were eventually outlasted in an 83-74 defeat.
Grant Sanders opened things up with a jumper to give BPC the first lead of the game before Loyola answered with two-straight scores to capture the lead. The Barons jumped out to a six-point lead with a 7-0 run that started at the 17:26 mark and was capped off by a trey from Zailan Blue with 13:51 on the clock. Brewton-Parker found themselves holding a 20-11 advantage at the 12:11 mark after Kenny Colwell’s pair of threepointers.
Loyola responded with six unanswered points to pull the deficit down to just three points with nearly 11 minutes remaining in the half. A layup from Chance Hatcher and a trey from Colwell gave the Barons an eight-point edge with 10 minutes to play, but Loyola continued to produce a response by pulling the score to just a one-possession ball game. The Wolf Pack began to eradicate the Barons’ lead with a 13-7 run that leveled and flipped the score into control of the hosts. Loyola finished out the half, outscoring Brewton- Parker 7-5 in the final three minutes to hold a 4236 advantage at the break. Colwell led the way for BPC, scoring 14 points while shooting 4-of-6 from beyond the arc.
It was a slow start to the second half, as Ferlin Joseph converted a fastbreak layup at the 17:43 mark to score the first bucket. BPC followed up with a 7-1 run over the next two minutes to reclaim the lead, 45-43 with 15 minutes remaining. After a leveling score from the Wolf Pack, the Barons answered with a 7-2 run that boosted the lead to five points with just over 13 minutes on the clock. Loyola took control of the score in three minutes by responding with seven unanswered points to lead 54-52.
Lance Smith and Blue connected on layups to give BPC the lead with 9:30 remaining. Brewton-Parker held a 66-58 lead with 5:51 on the clock after producing a 10-4 run. After leading by eight, BPC’s edge over Loyola slipped away as the Wolf Pack chipped away at the lead and outlasted the Barons down the stretch. Loyola finished the final five minutes by outscoring Brewton- Parker 25-8. The Barons were able to hold a brief lead at 3:54, as well as at the 2:54 mark, but the Wolf Pack battled to recapture the lead and solidify the victory.
BPC shot for 45.2% from the field (28-of-62), 36% from three (9-of-25), and 60% (9-of-15) from the foul line. Colwell led the scoring efforts for BPC with 20 points while Smith notched 18 and Hatcher produced 17. The Wolf Pack dominated off the glass, producing a 41-27 edge over the Barons.
Brewton-Parker held the advantage in turnovers with a difference of six giveaways.
Defensively, BPC held a 15-10 edge in steals. Loyola outscored Brewton-Parker 34-36 in the paint while also holding a narrow 25-24 edge in points off turnovers.
The Barons will take a break before competing at the SSAC/SUN Crossover Challenge at the end of the month in West Palm Beach, Florida.