Brookhaven boys crush Dexter in tourney play

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 16, 2007

The Brookhaven Panthers halted a 4-game losing streak Thursdaynight with a 61-31 win over the Dexter Bulldogs in the BrookhavenInvitational Tournament at Sinclair Gymnasium

In other tournament action, Crystal Springs continued theirwinning ways. The Lady Tigers upset the No. 3-ranked South PikeLady Eagles 61-59 in overtime. The tigers handed the Amite CountyTrojans a 75-59 loss.

The round-robin tournament format concludes Saturday with a menuthat features the Madison Central-Crystal Springs girls at 4 p.m.At 5:30, the Crystal Springs-McComb boys tip off. Brookhaven (No.5) and South Pike (No. 3) meet in a battle of Top 10 girls teams at7. The Brookhaven-Amite County boys contest closes out thetournament around 8:30.

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Brookhaven 61, Dexter 31

The Panthers (2-4) opened the game with a22-0 scoring spurt that carried into the early stages of the secondperiod. Ole Brook head coach Ronald Hines was able to play hisentire bench throughout the game. Hines’ team held a 40-13advantage at the halftime break.

A balanced scoring for Brookhaven was led by senior forward SimmieYarborough’s 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. Pointguard Seth Shannon tossed in a season-high 13 points and 2 steals.Charles Rancifer had 9 points and 5 assists.

Dexter (0-2), coached by Steve Fortenberry, got 10 points fromChris Conerly. Carlos Crumedy grabbed 10 rebounds, 2 steals andfished out 3 assists.

Crystal Springs 61, South Pike 59 )OT)

The Lady Tigers (4-1) defeated theirsecond consecutive Top 10 team in the state Thursday night. OnWednesday night saw Crystal Springs upset No. 5 Brookhaven53-51.

South Pike (3-2), coached by Marcus Flippin, was led by IvielleStewart with 15 points. Kampatrice Slocum tossed in 13 pointsfollowed by Monique Anderson with 11.

Crystal Springs got 17 points from Shakina Green. Roykeia Adams andLatasha Nichols each scored 14 points for head coach DanielleBusby.

Crystal Springs 75, Amite County 59

The Tigers (4-1) were led by MarzedrickJohnson with 16 points. Curtis Thomas and Josh Hollins scored 13points apiece for head coach Broderick Owens.

The Trojans (2-4) got a game-high 23 points from Justin Patterson.Head coach Josh Knight saw Keith Hall pump in 12 points.