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Brewton-Parker Barons Drop Two Games

Brewton-Parker Barons Drop Two Games
Zsolt Boros pulls up for a jumper against Coastal Georgia.Photo by BPC
Brewton-Parker Barons Drop Two Games
Zsolt Boros pulls up for a jumper against Coastal Georgia.Photo by BPC

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The Brewton-Parker College Barons basketball team took on Coastal Georgia and Dalton State last week. The Barons dropped both games. vs. Coastal

Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball took on Coastal Georgia in Gillis Gymnasium on Monday afternoon. The Barons (4-6) fell to the Mariners (5-3) in a tough 75-68 loss in non-conference action, despite a solid second half.

The energy was high early for the Barons as a huge dunk from Grant Sanders and a layup from Lance Smith gave BPC an early four-point advantage. Coastal Georgia responded with a jumper and a trey for their first lead of the game nearly three minutes in.

After a pair of buckets from Damarcus Johnson Jr. and Ferlin Joseph Jr., the Mariners answered with a 12-2 run over three minutes of play to capture a sevenpoint lead with 12:14 on the clock.

Over the next seven minutes, the Mariners pieced together a 13-5 run to take a 30-15 lead with 5:16 left to play. The Barons struggled to pull the deficit down to single figures as the visitors on the scoreboard finished the half with a 39-24 lead.

Brewton-Parker struck first in the second half with a five-point spurt led by a trey from Sanders and a layup from Burroughs. Both teams fought in a back-andforth battle for a moment, but Brewton-Parker managed to cut the deficit down to just eight points with 14:14 remaining.

Zsolt Boros took three trips to the line for five points to help cut the deficit down to seven after three minutes of play. Over the next couple of minutes, the Barons battled their way back into the game with a shift in momentum from Burroughs and the squad, cutting the CCGA lead down to four with 9:08 left. Coastal Georgia shifted momentum back in their favor with a 10-4 run, scoring seven from the foul line to move back into a 10-point advantage after chewing nearly four minutes off the clock. Despite a 17-point charge from Brewton- Parker, it seemed that Coastal Georgia managed to answer just about every time as the Mariners were able to hold on to a 75-68 victory.

BPC shot 38.1 % (24of-63) from the floor, 22.2% (4-of-18) from three, and 61.5% (16-of-26) from the foul line. Smith and Burroughs led the team with 18 points and three rebounds each while Smith dished out five assists. Sanders also put up 10 points while snagging five rebounds alongside Johnson Jr. The Mariners gave up 21 turnovers while the Barons snagged 11 steals led by three from both Burroughs and Sanders. Coastal Georgia owned the glass, out rebounding BPC 38-27 vs. Dalton State

Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball traveled to North Georgia to take on crossstate foe and fellow Southern States Athletic Conference member, Dalton State (Ga.) on Saturday afternoon. The Barons (4-7, 0-3 SSAC) struggled against the Roadrunners (5-3, 3-0 SSAC) in a 98-69 loss on the road.

Dalton State opened with a three-pointer nearly a minute into the contest before Zsolt Boros managed to give Brewton-Parker their first bucket of the afternoon. BPC leveled the game twice with a jumper from Lance Smith at the 18:01 mark followed by a score from Chris Spenkuch with 17:35 on the clock.

Spenkuch ended up giving the Barons the lead with an “and-one” and sparked a 7-2 run for the visitors to take a 13-9 lead with 15:21 to play in the half. The Roadrunners responded with a huge 10-point swing over five minutes of play to lead 1913.

Dre Burroughs knocked down a trey with 11 minutes on the clock to cut the deficit down to a one-possession game. Dalton State continued to answer, moving to an eightpoint advantage with nine minutes left. A three-point play from Grant Sanders at the 8:48 mark moved the deficit to five points. BPC managed to move the Dalton State lead down to five two more times with a jumper from Smith at the 7:10 mark and a three from Jordan Johnson at the 5:07 mark.

Unfortunately, that was the closest the Barons got to the Roadrunners. Dalton State took control for the remainder of the half, cruising to a 46-36 lead at the break by outscoring Brewton- Parker 14-9 in the final five minutes.

Dalton State held on to a double-figure advantage for the entire second half, besting Brewton-Parker 5233 in the second installment. The Barons were able to cut the deficit down to 10 points several times early, but the Roadrunners did not seem to budge.

After BPC managed to pull the deficit down to 10 with 7:34 to play, DSC went on an 11-0 run over a threeminute span, taking advantage of an offensive drought from the Barons. Smith scored with four to play, breaking the drought, yet the Roadrunners were able to close out the game with a 13-3 run to secure a 98-69 victory.

BPC finished the afternoon shooting for 34.2% (25-of-73) from the field, 28% (7-of-25) from three, and 70.6% (12of-17) from the foul line. Smith led the offensive efforts for the Barons with 19 points and four assists. Burroughs followed with 15 points while Grant Sanders nearly notched a double-double with 10 rebounds and nine points. BPC won the rebounding battle with a 41-36 advantage. Turnovers hurt BPC as the Barons gave up 17 turnovers while DSC took advantage for 12 steals.

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