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Lady Barons Win At Middle Georgia

Courtesy of BPC

Brewton-Parker Women’s Basketball finished the regular season with a matchup at Middle Georgia on Saturday afternoon. The Lady Barons (17-11, 9-9 SSAC) defeated the Knights (7-17, 4-14 SSAC) 77-59 to finish the regular season in Cochran, Ga.

“I’m always glad to get road wins,” Head Coach Steve Edwards said. “We had a good week of practice, and now we are excited about postseason play. We are looking forward to tossing it up next week.”

Brewton-Parker struck first to start the game with a trey from Angel McRae. Over the next three minutes, the Knights picked up a 7-5 stretch to keep the Lady Barons with an 8-7 lead with 6:12 left in the quarter.

BPC gained some momentum in the last five minutes of the quarter taking a 9-1 run led by Madison Evans with four, Cori Keats with three, and two from McRae to end the first quarter 17-8.

Keonya Mincey continued the BPC push with a jumper to increase the lead to 11. The Knights took a 6-3 stretch to cut the lead down to eight with 4:55 left in the half.

A trey from A’Aliyah Clay sparked a 14-4 run from BPC where Clay led with eight points and Evans with four to take a 36-18 lead going into halftime.

The Lady Barons started the second half with a layup from Tajahnae Wiggins and was followed by four unanswered points from Middle Georgia to make the score 38-22 with 8:18 left in the quarter.

BPC responded with threes from Mincey and Keats as well as a jumper from Evans to increase their lead to 24 points with 6:41 left in the clock. Both teams were stuck in a back and forth battle for the next three minutes with Brewton-Parker taking a 11-10 stretch that was led by Mincey with six points and Evans with five to take a 56-32 lead with 3:49 remaining.

Over the last three and half minutes, the Knights cut into BPC’s lead with an 11-6 stretch to make the score 62-43 going into the last quarter of play.

Middle Georgia scored first in the fourth quarter with a layup and a free throw but was followed by a layup from McRae to make the score 64-46 with just under nine minutes left.

The Lady Barons did not hold back, taking a 10-4 run led by Evans with seven points to increase their lead to 24 with 4:25 left in the game. The Knights responded with a 9-3 stretch of their own over the last four minutes to cut into the lead, but it was not enough, as the Lady Barons held them off to take a 77-59 victory.

BPC shot 48.2% (27of-56) from the floor, 37% (10-of-27) from three, and 61.9% (13-of-21) from the foul line. Evans led the team with 27 points while snagging seven rebounds. Mincey picked up 15 points while Clay notched 14 points and four rebounds. McRae led the game with 10 boards while also scoring nine points. Defensively, Brewton-Parker did well with 16 MGA turnovers and recorded 11 steals in the process. Middle Georgia secured the rebound battle 3431.

The Lady Barons will gear up and prepare to head to the SSAC Women’s Basketball Championship tournament on February 28 March 2 in Montgomery, Ala., as the No. 7 seed.

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