Parklane vs. Marvell girls in finals; BA Lady Cougars nip Marshall in OT

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, January 3, 2006

McComb Parklane Academy collides with Marvell (Ark.) tonight inJohn R. Gray Gymnasium for the Brookhaven Academy HolidayInvitational title. Parklane’s Lady Pioneers (13-1) reached thechampionship game by whipping Central Private 61-39, while Marvell(17-0) dumped Bowling Green 41-24 in Thursday’s semifinals.

In girls consolation games yesterday, Brookhaven Academyrebounded to edge Marshall Academy 66-64 in overtime. In anotherconsolation game, ACCS dumped Simpson Academy 54-47.

Two girls consolation games are on tap today. Brookhaven playsCopiah Academy at 1 p.m. and Central Private faces Bowling Green at3:40.

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Brookhaven 66, Marshall 64

The Lady Cougars (14-7) overcame a 7-point, fourth-quarterdeficit to catch Marshall at 57-57 and force overtime. They lostleading scorer Drew Tigner who netted 18 points and 4 reboundsbefore fouling out in the final frame.

“Our energy level was higher and we shot the ball a lot better,”said BA coach Barry Gray who had watched his team score just 21points in a Tuesday night loss to Bowling Green. “Maddie Allen hita big 3-point play which put us up by two with 40 seconds left inregulation.”

Playmaker Betsy Lynch followed Tigner with 15 points, 5 stealsand 4 assists. Kellie Brady chipped in 11 points and 5rebounds.

The Lady Cougars only made 15 of 32 free throws for the game and5 of 12 in overtime. Marshall, led by Kim Shaw’s game-high 29points, tossed in 10 treys.

Lindsey Taylor and Chelsea Falkenberry followed Shaw with 18 and15 points respectively.

Parklane 61, Central Private 39

Seventeen points by Hope Swindle sparked Coach Kim Weaver’s LadyPioneers. Erin Brabham added 12 points and Maggie Jackson 10.

Central Private got 16 points from Sonni Kirkwood. ShelbyBrowning and Lacy Cavalier had 10 apiece.

Marvell 41, Bowling Green 24

Sixteen points by Megan Young and 11 by Emily Medford helpedMarvell remain undefeated.

Bowling Green got 6 points from Samantha Dykes, Megan Dykes andKayla Cotton.

ACCS 54, Simpson County 47

Brittany Gamberri and Katie Ann Swiney netted 16 points apiecefor the ACCS Lady Rebels who are coached by former BA headmasterJohn Gray.

Mattie Geogehan added 10 points.

Simpson was led by Katie Hubbard’s 19 points. Hillary Brittadded 11.