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BPC Barons Drop 2 Games

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It was a tough week for the Baron basketball team of Brewton-Parker College last wek as they dropped games to Faulkner and to Life. vs. Faulkner

Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball played on the road at (RV) Faulkner (Ala.) on Tuesday night. The Barons (4-8, 0-4 SSAC) were dropped by the Eagles (5-4, 1-2 SSAC) in an 87-79 loss in Tine Davis Gymnasium in Montgomery, Ala.

The half kicked off with a Faulkner jumper, followed up with a layup from Lance Smith to get back to even two minutes into the game. Over the next four minutes, the Barons came out of a back-and-forth battle with a 15-14 lead with 15:04 on the clock, scoring nine from deep. Jordan Johnson and Smith led the stretch with five points each, followed by Zsolt Boros with three.

After three minutes of defensive play from both teams, the Eagles broke the silence with a layup to take a one-point lead with 12:01 left in the half. A pair of free throws from Johnson gave the Barons a 17-16 lead.

The Barons held strong in a 9-8 stretch over the next four minutes, led by four points from Damarcus Johnson Jr., three from Smith, and two from Chris Spenkuch, to maintain their one-point lead with 8:06 left in the half.

The Eagles found the basket with two layups to take a 31-29 lead with 5:55 left to play. Both teams were locked in another tight back-andforth battle for the last five minutes of the half that ended in a 13-12 stretch led by seven from Smith. The Barons ended the half trailing 43-42.

Brewton-Parker struck quickly with a trey from Dre Burroughs in the early seconds of the half, to spark a 7-0 run from the Barons to gain a 49-43 lead with 18:30 left in the half. A big dunk from Grant Sanders, sparked a 9-5 stretch lead by Burroughs with five points to extend the lead to 10 with 15:42 left on the clock.

Faulkner cut the BPC lead to seven, but the Barons responded with a layup from Sanders to extend the lead back to nine with 14:57 left in the game. The teams struggled to score for the next three minutes, but the Eagles broke the scoreless streak with a pair of free throws with 11:07 left on the clock.

Over the next four minutes, Faulkner led a 9-8 stretch to cut Brewton- Parker to a 68-64 lead with 7:28 left in the game. Another 5-2 stretch in favor of the Eagles, cut the Barons’ lead to one with 5:11 on the clock.

Faulkner found some momentum with an 8-2 run to take a 77-72 lead over BPC with 2:27 left in the game. Burroughs responded with a trey to cut the deficit to two.

Johnson and Smith found the basket to tie the ball game up at 7979, but the Eagles responded quickly with a three and a free throw to put the Barons into an 83-79 deficit with 36 seconds left in the game. The game ended with Faulkner putting up four free throws to beat Brewton- Parker, 87-79.

BPC shot for 37.7 % (26-of-69) from the floor, 36.7% (11-of-30) from three, and a seasonbest 88.9% (16-of-18) from the foul line. Johnson led the team with 23 points and five rebounds, followed by Smith who notched 22 points and snagged six boards. Smith also dished out a game-high eight assists for the second time this season while gathering five of the Barons’ seven steals on the defensive side of the ball. Burroughs also scored 11 points and had four rebounds. Sanders picked up nine points, six rebounds, and four blocks. Faulkner owned the glass, outrebounding BPC 45-40. The Eagles coughed the ball up 14 times with the Barons picking up half of those. vs. Life

Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball continued Southern States Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a matchup at (RV) Life (Ga.) in Marietta, Ga. The Barons (4-9, 0-5 SSAC) dropped the contest against the Running Eagles (10-1, 4-0 SSAC) in a 100-87 defeat on the road.

After an early foul from Brewton-Parker and a free throw from Life, the Barons opened with an 8-0 run over three minutes led by four points from Lance Smith for an 8-1 lead. The Running Eagles hit a three in response, but a layup from Damarcus Johnson Jr. and a pair of foul shots from Zsolt Boros placed the Barons into an eightpoint advantage with 16:01 on the clock.

With some back-andforth play in the books, Life began chipping away at the deficit and eventually leveled the score at 18-all with 10:54 remaining. A big bucket from beyond the arc out of the hands of Zailan Blue gave BPC the edge, but three unanswered three-pointers from Life boosted the Running Eagles to a 27-21 advantage with 8:40 to play.

Brewton-Parker responded well with a 10-point swing to reclaim the lead as Dre Burroughs and Grant Sanders both produced five points each. Life answered the Brewton-Parker run with one of their own, scoring 12-straight for an eightpoint lead with 3:27 left before the break.

The hosts were able to hold off the Barons down the stretch despite BPC closing the half 10-8 in the final moments. Life sealed the first half with a 47-41 lead.

Brewton-Parker scored six points in the first three minutes to pull the deficit down to just three points with Johnson Jr. gathering four. After a three at the 17:11 mark, the Running Eagles managed to score another nearly two minutes later for a 55-47 advantage.

The Barons built an 11-3 run to level the game at 58-58 with 12:42 remaining in the contest and managed to hold the Running Eagles to no more than a two-possession lead for the next few minutes. The game sped up over the next nine and a half minutes as both teams nearly went score-for-score with Life outscoring BPC 31-26.

Over those nine minutes, Smith produced 11 points followed by five from Jordan Johnson as BPC managed to go 8-of-14 from the field and 9-of-12 from the foul line. At the 3:08 mark, Smith netted a layup to cut the deficit to five, but that was the closest BPC could get.

The Running Eagles finished the final three minutes of play with an 11-3 run to secure a 10087 victory over the Barons.

Brewton-Parker shot for 46.3% (31-of-67) from the field, 26.3% (5of-19) from three, and 69% (20-of-29) from the charity stripe. Smith led the Barons’ scoring efforts with 19 followed by 16 from Burroughs and 14 from Johnson Jr. Smith also dished out a team-leading seven assists while snagging four boards. BPC held a 3730 rebounding advantage.

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