Lady Eagles ambush Brook
MAGNOLIA — The South Pike Lady Eagles took advantage of poorfree throw shooting by Brookhaven, as they etched out a narrow48-45 win over the Lady Panthers Saturday night in the Willie EarlJones Coliseum.
The Brookhaven-South Pike boys game was halted in the thirdquarter, due to fighting in the stands. No plans have been made asto when the game will be concluded.
Brookhaven posted a 33-30 win over South Pike in the JV boysgame.
South Pike 48, Brookhaven 45
South Pike (7-3) came out smoking the nets in the first quarter.The Lady Eagles sacked 4 treys in the period; thus taking a 20-14lead into the second frame. Brittany Martin and Monique Andersonscored 8 points apiece for head coach Marcus Flippin.
Ole Brook (9-3) could not get into any offensive flow in thefirst half. A dismal 1-of-10 performance from the charity stripesaw the Lady Panthers down 31-20 at the intermission.
Brookhaven used an 8-0 run late in the third, cutting theirdeficit to 3 points; 41-38 entering the final stanza. Junior DandyDozen center Nikki Byrd tossed in 9 of her game-high 16 in theperiod. The Lady Panthers had several opportunities to take thelead in the second half, but poor free throw shooting would be thedifference in the game.
Ole Brook was 6-of-20 (24 percent) from the free throw line inthe game.
Byrd also had 11 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Swayze Black had17 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Kayla Harris dished out 6 assists.The Lady Panthers committed 20 turnovers; 13 coming in the secondhalf. Ole Brook won the battle of the boards 40-18.
The Lady Eagles were led by Martin and Kampatrice Slocum with 11points each as they avenged a loss to Brook in the finals of theBrookhaven Tournament.
In the boys game, Brookhaven led through mostof the game that was played. During the second and third periods,several skirmishes broke out in the stands between South Pike fans.Following the last brawl, the game officials sent both teams totheir respective locker rooms. After several minutes, it wasdecided that the game would not continue. No official word, as tothe possible conclusion of the game was released.
In the JV boys game, Brookhaven’s Michael Mageeand Devon Campbell of South Pike each scored 11 points.
Brookhaven resumes play Tuesday night, hosting Lawrence Countyfor a Division 6-4A test.