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Brookhaven Academy wins last home game

Brookhaven Academy’s boys and girls made their final home floorappearance of the season a Saturday night to remember in John R.Gray Gymnasium. The Lady Cougars created a hard-fought 49-45comeback win while the Cougars cruised to an 83-48 decision overthe Adams County Christian School Rebels.

Brookhaven Academy competes in the District 4-AA Tournamentwhich begins Tuesday at Silliman Institute in Clinton, La. TheCougars are seeded No. 1 and play Friday in the semifinals,awaiting the winner of the Trinity-Bowling Green contest. The LadyCougars are seeded third and meet No. 6 Silliman Tuesday night at7:40. Both BA teams are defending district and state champions.

District semifinalists and finalists advance to the South StateTournament.

The Lady Cougars (22-10) were led by centerDrew Holland Tigner’s 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4steals. Guard Betsy Lynch had 11 points, 5 assists, 5 steals and 3rebounds. Kelli Snider added 10 points. Maddie Allen had 3 assists.Holly Case had 3 steals as Coach Barry Gray’s Lady Cougars overcamea 36-33 deficit starting the fourth quarter.

The Lady Rebels, under the direction of Gray’s father, John R.Gray, got 14 points from Mattie Goehagan and 12 from KatieSwinney.

The Cougars (26-1) were powered by JeremyWinborne’s 15 points and 8 steals. T-Boy Lynch and Cory Dickersonadded 12 points each. Kurt Perkins scored 10 points and made 5steals. On the backboards they were led by Dickerson’s 5 rebounds.Seth Davis had 4 rebounds. Dickerson had 6 steals. Lynch had 4steals.

Coach Dale Watts put his team in a sticky full-court press andthe Cougars accounted for 34 steals. They led 43-20 athalftime.

The home crowd got a treat when freshman Joshua Winborne got anassist from his older brother, Jeremy, for his first high schoolfield goal.

Timmy Foster’s 16 points paced the Rebels.