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Brookhaven Academy overpowers Simpson

MENDENHALL -Jimmy Latham pumped in 20 points and the BrookhavenAcademy boys roared to a 71-58 Tuesday night victory over SimpsonCounty Academy in a battle of Cougars. In the varsity girls game,Ancy Myers and Anna Gatlin each scored 14 points in Brookhaven’s63-16 smashing of Simpson.

Brookhaven Academy resumes play Thursday night at Adams CountyChristian School.

The BA Cougars (3-1) got 19 points and 10 rebounds fromPaul Coker. Alex Davis grabbed 7 rebounds as Brookhaven took a34-28 halftime lead.

Simpson got 20 points from Neal Stephens.

The Lady Cougars (7-0) got 8 rebounds from Myers .Lauren Smith and Mallory Logan made 3 assists as Brookhaven forgeda 28-10 halftime lead. Anna King collected 4 rebounds.

“It was our best game of the year so far on both ends of thecourt,” said Brookhaven Academy girls coach Barry Gray.

Simpson was led by Joanna Gaston’s 6 points.

Junior High Action

Brookhaven’s girls edged Simpson 32-31 in junior highbasketball action last night, led by Emily Langley’s 10 points.Michelle Thibodeaux chipped in 8 points , Kaci Williams 6 andAllyson Pickett 4. Maegan Calhoun grabbed 5 rebounds.

Simpson got 9 points from Malory McNulty, 7 from JessieAnderson and 6 apiece from Casie Hilton and JamieHilton.

@Bbstandings:GIRLS

Brookhaven Academy 63, Simpson Academy 16

Brookhaven (63) Ancy Myers 14, Anna Gatlin 14, L. Davis3, Byrd 4, Smith 2, King 2, Altman 2, Williams 6, Logan 6, A. Davis4, Douchard 6.

Simpson (16) Joanna Gaston 6, Kelly 1, Pope 3, Guess 4,Bush 1, Parish 1.

Total fouls: Brookhaven 15. Simpson 13. Fouledout-none.

Free Throws M-A: Brookhaven 8-10. Simpson5-10.

3-point goals: L. Davis, Pope.

Brookhaven Acad.

16

12

19

16 – 63

Simpson Academy

5

5

4

2 – 16

BOYS

Brookhaven Academy 71, Simpson County 58

Brookhaven (71) Jimmy Latham 20, Coker 19, Cr. Smith 8,Winborne 8, Watts 7. Co. Smith 2, Cannon 2.

Simpson (58) Neal Stephens 20, Britt 16, White 10,Thornton 3, Thompson 7, Hagan 2.

Total fouls: Brookhaven 20. Simpson 16. Fouledout-Coker, Davis. Technicals-Coker, Coach Watts ofBrookhaven.

3-point goals: Latham 3, White 3, Cr. Smith 2, Thornton,Britt.

Free Throws M-A: Brookhaven 10-17. Simpson16-24.

Brookhaven Acad.

18

16

12

25 – 71

Simpson County

12

16

14

16 – 58