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Lady Barons Play 2 Games

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker College Women’s Basketball welcomed Point (Ga.) to Gillis Gymnasium for the last home game of the season on Wednesday night. Thomasville, Ga., for a Southern States Athletic Conference road contest at Thomas (Ga.) on Saturday afternoon. vs. Point

The Lady Barons (15-11, 7-9 SSAC) slipped against the Skyhawks (11-12, 6-9 SSAC) in a 65-52 defeat.

“We aren’t a very good basketball team at the moment,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “It’s on me to figure out a way for us to win games. We haven’t been in this space in a while, but we will figure it out.”

“The team works hard at practice, and they have good attitudes,” Edwards said. “The effort is there, and I believe we will find a way to finish strong.”

After nearly two scoreless minutes, the Lady Barons struck first with a jumper from Madison Evans to take a 2-0 lead with 8:19 on the clock. Over the next three minutes, the Skyhawks picked up a 15-5 stretch to take an eightpoint lead over the Lady Barons with 3:54 left in the quarter.

In a slow last few minutes, Keonya Mincey hit a trey at the 3:04 mark to cut the deficit to five while Point finished with a bucket at the 2:16 mark and the 0:22 mark for a 20-10.

Mincey put up a jumper to start the second quarter for Brewton- Parker. Point responded with a 5-2 stretch to increase their lead to 11 with 7:33 on the clock. The Lady Barons put the game back within two with 5:33 left in the half with the help from Drexelle Ward, Angel McRae, Evans, and Mincey.

Over the next four minutes, Mincey gathered three more points in an 8-3 Skyhawk stretch, putting BPC in a 33-26 deficit with a minute and a half left. The half ended with a 6-6 stretch led by two points from Evans, Mincey, and McRae putting the Lady Barons behind 39-32 going into halftime.

Evans kicked off the third quarter with a jumper to cut into the Skyhawks lead. After Point hit two treys, Brewton-Parker took nine unanswered points to only be behind 45-43 with just over five minutes on the clock.

The last five minutes saw a 7-3 stretch for Point, putting BPC in a 52-46 deficit at the end of the third quarter.

The Skyhawks struck first in the last quarter, with four unanswered points. Evans ended the scoring streak with a jumper to make the score 56-48 with 7:54 left in the game. A trey from Point put the Lady Barons into an 11-point hole with 6:24 remaining in the game.

After two scoreless minutes, BPC broke the silence with a free throw from McRae. A minute later the Skyhawks put up a shot from the charity stripe, followed by a three from A’Aliyah Clay to cut the deficit to eight with just over three minutes left. In the last minute of the game, the Skyhawks put up five free throws, dropping BPC 65- 52.

BPC shot 23.8% (15of-63) from the floor, 11.8% (4-of-34) from three, and 60% (18-of-30) from the foul line. Evans led the team with 20 points and 10 rebounds for a doubledouble. McRae snagged 13 rebounds and scored seven points. Mincey picked up 14 points while notching four rebounds. Defensively, Brewton-Parker benefitted from 12 turnovers and recorded five steals. Point secured the rebound battle 53-47. vs. Thomasville

Bre w t o n – Pa r k e r Women’s Basketball traveled to Thomasville, Ga., for a Southern States Athletic Conference road contest at Thomas (Ga.) on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Barons (16-11, 8-9 SSAC) defeated the Night Hawks (3-24, 1-18 SSAC) with a 61-43 win to snap a three-game skid, leaving just one regular season contest to play.

“Road wins are always tough,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We were solid defensively and our leaders were able to close for us tonight. I am proud of our group.”

Thomas scored first within 45 seconds before a layup from Madison Evans and a trey from A’Aliyah Clay gave Brewton Parker an early 5-3 lead with 7:12 on the clock. After a go-ahead three-pointer from the Night Hawks, the Lady Barons responded with 9-0 to pull out to a 14-6 lead with 2:47 remaining.

The Night Hawks scored once more before a trey from Angel McRae and a jumper from Evans shut the quarter down with a 19-8 BPC lead. The Lady Barons finished shooting 8-for-16 from the field and 3-of-6 from three.

Bre w t o n – Pa r k e r opened the first three minutes of the second quarter with a 27-12 lead, producing an 8-4 run. Thomas battled in the second quarter, finishing with a 15-11 stretch of scoring to cut the BPC deficit to 11 at the break.

The quarter's final two and a half minutes was all Thomas as the Night Hawks finished the quarter behind Brewton- Parker 38-27. TU leveled 19-19 with BPC in the quarter.

After an opening 6-2 run from the hosts, Brewton-Parker followed with a 13-2 run of their own over the next few minutes. The Lady Barons were led by Keonya Mincey with six points and Evans with four to move to a 53-35 lead. Thomas closed the quarter with a layup at the one-minute mark as BPC led 15-10 in the period.

Scoring was rather sparse in the fourth quarter as the Lady Barons outscored the Night Hawks 8-6 in the final 10-minute installment. Evans led with a 4-of-6 performance from the foul line to help produce a 61-43 road victory for BPC.

BPC shot for 35.7% (20-of-56) from the floor, 34.8% (8-of-23) from three, and 61.9% (13-of-21) from the foul line. Evans led the game with a double-double, scoring 18 points while also snagging 14 rebounds in the process. Mincey was the other Lady Baron in double figures, scoring 13. Off the glass, BPC held a narrow 48-47 edge over TU. The BPC defense produced three steals on 10 turnovers from the Night Hawks.

Brewton-Parker will wrap up the regular season at Middle Georgia next Saturday at Noon in Cochran, Ga.

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