BPC Splits With Knights
Courtesy of BPC
Brewton-Parker College's basketball teams were at Middle Georgia last Thursday night in Cochran. The Lady Barons got their 10th straight win as they defeated the Lady Knights, while the men fell in their game.
Brewton-Parker women's basketball challenged Middle Georgia in a tough battle on Thursday night after a quick one-hour trip west to Cochran, Georgia. The Lady Barons (19-5, 11-4 SSAC) picked up their tenth-consecutive win of 2023 with the 7971 victory over the Knights (7-11, 4-9 SSAC).
“Tonight, we were in a tough fight,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We had so many things go wrong tonight, yet we showed resilience and found a way to win late. Several of our players stepped up in a big way. We as a staff, are proud of our group.”
A jumper from Madison Evans and a trey ball from A’Aliyah Clay gave BPC an early 5-2 lead.
The Lady Barons went on a 7-2 run to lead by eight points over the span of six minutes of play, capped off with a three-point play from Evans at the 1:59 mark. Middle Georgia closed out the opening quarter with three points to move the deficit to five points.
The Knights leveled the score at 12-12 with 9:11 on the clock after connecting on a jumper and a three-pointer to open the second quarter. Brewton-Parker answered with two points from Evans and a shot from deep by Keonya Mincey to lead 17-14 with 7:59 remaining.
Middle Georgia surged into the lead, scoring nine unanswered points to lead 23-17 while chewing three minutes off the clock. Brewton-Parker responded with a run of their own, outpacing the hosts 10-2 over the next couple of minutes to reclaim a two-point advantage. After three points from MGA, the Lady Barons wrapped up the period with an 8-3 run that saw treys drop from Cisley Copper and Clay to close the half with a 35-31 lead.
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returned to level again by scoring four points to open the period. The period remained tight as both teams traded leads and leveled the game many times throughout the 10 minutes of play.
Either team only led by more than one point once in the period until the closing seconds. Cisley Copper hit a trey at the 3:46 mark to give BPC a 46-43 lead while the Knights found a 5350 lead with 30 seconds remaining before hitting a wild buzzer-beater to lead 56-52.
After a layup from Keyanna Tolbert to open the period, the Lady Barons utilized long buckets from Clay and Copper to surge back into control of the lead, 60-57. The pair of treys sparked a 16-3 streak from BPC to advance out to a 10-point advantage, leaving just over four minutes on the clock. Middle Georgia battled its way back to pull the deficit under double figures, but the Lady Barons remained in control of the lead to eventually close out with the 79-71 win.
As a team, Brewton-Parker shot for 36.8% (25-of-68) from the floor, 33.3% (10-of-30) from three, and 65.5% (19-of-29) from the foul line. Evans dominated the scoring efforts for either team, scoring a season- high 31 points while snagging 10 boards for her third double-double of the season.
Two other Lady Barons produced doubledigit points with Clay etching 13 and Copper scoring 12.
Brewton-Parker controlled the boards with a 41-28 rebounding advantage. BPC moves to a ten-game winning streak in the new year while riding a four-game streak over the Knights.
Brewton-Parker men’s basketball traveled to Cochran, Georgia to take on SSAC and instate rival Middle Georgia on Thursday night. The Barons (5-19, 3-13 SSAC) were knocked down by the Knights (10-11 6-9 SSAC) in an 80-51 loss.
A trey from Grant Sanders opened things up before the hosts responded with a threepointer of their own just moments later. Middle Georgia moved to a 15-6 lead, chewing roughly four minutes off the clock in the process. Brewton-Parker surged back by cutting the deficit to just two points with a 7-0 run highlighted by a three-pointer from Lance Smith.
Over the following three minutes, the Barons’ offensive went cold as the Knights were able to jump out to a 26-13 lead with an 11-0 run. Brewton-Parker struggled to score, with buckets falling scarcely. Antrell Williams knocked down a trey at the 9:37 mark before the Barons were held nearly three minutes until another shot was made with Dan Fisher scoring from beyond the arc. Middle Georgia wrapped up the final eight minutes with a 15-8 advantage, closing out the first half with a 43-24 lead.
The Knights came out of the break, scoring a pair of buckets in the first three minutes to extend their lead to 47-24. Smith connected for a jumper in the paint at 16:24 to break the drought for BPC, but the hosts continued to answer.
A score from Emmanuel Green at the 14:44 mark was the first couple of points in a 6-0 run for the visitors. Middle Georgia began to rip time away from the clock, going on an unhurried 10-1 run that extended the lead to 27 points with less than nine minutes to play. Unfortunately for the Barons, despite scoring 27 points in the second half, the Knights were able to remain in a commanding position scoring 37 in the half.
The Barons finished the night shooting for 31.5% (17-of-54) from the floor, 30.4% (7-of-23) from three, and 52.6% (10-of-19) from the charity stripe. Dane Fisher led the evening with 10 points while going 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. Off the glass, Damarcus Johnson Jr. led with eight boards.
Smith dished out four of BPC’s nine assists. Middle Georgia led 42-37 off the glass. The Barons gave up 21 turnovers while the hosts gave up 12.