South Pike sweeps Ole Brook Panthers

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 9, 2005

MAGNOLIA – A 3-point basket by South Pike’s Dominique Brumfield,inside of 10 seconds left on the clock, propelled the Lady Eaglesto a narrow 50-48 win over the Brookhaven Lady Panthers Tuesdaynight at the Willie Earl Jones Coliseum.

The South Pike Eagles got a game-high 32 points from ReginaldMagee to soundly beat the Brookhaven Panthers 94-66 in the varsityboys game.

South Pike beat Brookhaven 37-9 in the preliminary JV girlsgame.

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Brookhaven travels to West Lincoln Thursday for a pair ofvarsity games, beginning at 6 p.m. South Pike returns to actionMonday in the Brookhaven Tournament, against Tylertown.

South Pike 50, Brookhaven 48

This game was close throughout the night. South Pike (2-1) led11-6 after one period and 24-17 at the intermission. The LadyPanthers (0-2) outscored the Lady Eagles 10-5 in the third, buttrailed 29-27 entering the final frame.

Ole Brook, coached by Billy Holmes, fostered several deadlocksituations in the final 8 minutes. The latest coming at the 1:01mark on a free throw by Whitney Shannon for a 44-knot.

Free throws by Niarra Addison and Brumfield’s trey were thedeciding factors in the heart-breaking loss for the Lady Panthers.Addison led all scorers with 16 points, while Brumfield tossed in 8for head coach Marcus Flippin.

“We made some mental mistakes down the stretch,” said CoachHolmes. “I am proud of the girls’ effort. They played hard and didnot fold.”

Senior Portia Dickey led Ole Brook with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2steals and 4 assists. Jermecia Jones and Blanche Wilson scored 10points apiece. Shannon was tops off the boards with 10 and 3blocked shots. Swayze Black had 3 blocks. Angel Weston had 3 stealsand dished out 2 assists.

South Pike 94, Brookhaven 66

The Eagles (2-1), coached by Joe Taylor, made their living atthe charity stripe and behind the 3-point arc. South Pike went23-of-31 from the free throw line and was 9-of-20 from 3-pointland.

Ole Brook (0-2) trailed 24-17 at the end of the first stanza,42-30 at the intermission. The Panthers, under the direction ofRonald Hines, found themselves on the wrong end of a 19-2 run bythe Eagles at 61-32 late in the third. They were down 71-48entering the final period.

Leading the way for the Panthers was Terrance Perkins with 15points, 3 steals and 5 assists. Chris Daniels grabbed 9 rebounds,followed by Tory Richardson with 7. Antwon Bryant dished out 6assists. Michael Washington had 3 steals.

Lending support for South Pike were Phillip Brown with 16 pointsand Brandon Duplesis with 15.