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BPC Lady Barons Drop 2 Games

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Brewton-Parker College women's basketball team faced off with William Carey and Mobile last week. vs. William Carey

Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball faced (RV) William Carey (Miss.) in Gillis Gymnasium on Thursday night for the Southern States Athletic Conference Game of the Week. The Lady Barons (15-9, 7-7 SSAC) fell to the Crusaders (16-3, 10-3 SSAC) in a 69-62 battle.

“We lost to a better team today,” Head Coach Steve Edwards mentioned. “William Carey is a really good team and they are well coached. Our girls fought hard tonight and that is all I can ask of them.”

“There are times when you have to tip your cap,” Edwards mentioned. “We will practice tomorrow and get ready to play another really hot team in Mobile.”

Samerria Bryant kicked off the game for the Lady Barons with a three-pointer less than a minute into the game. William Carey took the lead with a 10-0 run over the next four minutes making the score 10-3 with 4:41 left on the clock. Brewton-Parker responded by scoring seven unanswered points in less than a minute to tie the game up 10-10 with Keonya Mincey dropping five of the points in the run. The Crusaders picked the momentum back up taking an 8-0 run over the next three minutes. Brewton- Parker ended the quarter with jumpers from Mincey and A’Aliyah Clay to cut the WCU lead to four, 18- 14.

William Carey took the first points of the quarter to generate a sixpoint advantage over the Lady Barons. Angel McRae put up a jumper at the 8:55 mark before the Crusaders picked up six unanswered points to put BPC down 26-16 with 6:55 left in the half.

Brewton-Parker put together a 7-2 stretch of scoring over the next minute or so to cut the Crusader lead to five. William Carey finished the half strong with a 7-3 run to seal the half with a 35-26 lead at the break.

The Crusaders gathered four more points in the first minute of the third quarter to take a 13-point lead out of the halftime break. Brewton-Parker held onto a tight 11-10 margin over the next three and a half minutes, cutting the deficit down to 49-43 with 3:08 remaining. Mincey led the stretch with five points followed by three points from Le’la Wright and Clay.

William Carey finished with the final two buckets of the quarter, closing out the last two minutes to lead 53-43 with the final quarter left to play. WCU won the quarter 18-17.

Brewton-Parker produced the first points in the fourth quarter with a jumper from Evans to make it an eight-point game. Evans continued to find the basket, scoring eight of BPC’s 12-4 run over the next four or so minutes. William Carey managed to hold off the Lady Barons in the final five minutes, leading with a 12-7 run while going 4-of-9 from the field and 4-of-9 from the foul line to secure a 69-62 victory.

BPC shot 29% (20of-69) from the floor, 18% (7-of-37) from three, and 78.9% (15-of-19) from the foul line. Mincey led the scoring efforts with 16 points while Evans notched 15 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Clay finished with a 10-point performance while McRae scored six and snagged 14 rebounds in the process. Defensively, Brewton-Parker produced nine steals off of 15 turnovers. William Carey won the rebound battle 56-38. vs. Mobile

Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball hosted Mobile (Ala.) on Saturday for a Southern States Athletic Conference matchup in Mount Vernon, Ga., for Senior Day. The Lady Barons (15-10, 7-8 SSAC) slipped to the Rams (224, 14-3 SSAC) in a 70-61 defeat in Gillis Gymnasium.

“We fought hard today,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “Mobile made some great plays down the stretch. They are much tougher than we are, and I believe that is why we could not get it done today.”

“Our will and effort are there, but we aren’t making enough winning plays in big moments to beat really good teams,” Edwards said.

Mobile struck first at the 8:42 mark, but the Lady Barons managed to score seven unanswered in the following two minutes of play led by a threepointer from A’Aliyah Clay. The Rams scored treys at 6:35 and 5:46 to cut the deficit back to one point.

Brewton-Parker followed with a 5-2 stretch with a bucket from Angel McRae and a trey from Keonya Mincey for a 1410 lead with 2:56 left to play. Mobile finished the quarter with a 7-0 run capped by a three-pointer to lead 17-14.

Mobile landed a 7-0 punch early in the second quarter to advance the lead to 24-14 within the first two or so minutes. An “and-one” play from Evans stopped the run and sparked an 8-1 run for the Lady Barons to pull the deficit down to three with 5:46 to play.

The Rams pieced together an 11-4 run over five minutes to close out the quarter shooting 5-for-11 for a 36-36 advantage at the break. UM outscored BPC 19-12 in the period.

Brewton-Parker battled in the first five minutes of the third quarter, leading a 10-6 stretch of scoring over the Rams to cut the deficit to 42-36. Evans led the way with eight points. The visitors narrowly edged out the Lady Barons in the final five minutes of play with a 9-8 stretch.

Mobile shot 4-of-9 from the field while Brewton-Parker was just 3-for-11 from the floor and 1-of-3 from beyond the arc with McRae notching four points to lead. The Rams finished the third quarter with a 51-44 despite the Lady Barons outscoring UM 18-15 in the period.

After two jumpers from Mobile, a pair of treys from Mincey, and two free throws from Tajahnae Wiggins pulled the UM lead down to 5552 with 7:55 to play. The Rams responded with a 12-2 run over the next six minutes of play, boosting to a 67-54 lead with less than a minute left.

The Lady Barons notched a 7-3 run in the final 50 seconds, but it was too late as the visitors managed to hold onto the lead, winning 70-61.

BPC shot for 28.8% (23-of-80) from the field, 23.1% (6-of-26) from three, and 81.8% (9-of-11) from the foul line. Evans led BPC with a double- double, scoring 17 points and snagging 11 rebounds. Mincey scored 16 points while McRae produced 14 followed by 11 from Clay. The Lady Barons were outrebounded 56- 47.

Brewton-Parker will wrap up the four-game homestand on Feb. 14 against Point (Ga.) at 5:30 p.m. ET in Gillis Gymnasium.

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