Panthers dunk BC boys

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It was a successful home debut for the Brookhaven Panthers andtheir former/new head coach Preston Wilson. Ole Brook opened thegame with a 12-0 scoring spurt; then cruised to an 80-21 win overthe Bogue Chitto Bobcats Tuesday night in Sinclair Gym before anestimated 1100 fans.

Brookhaven welcomes Wesson to Sinclair Gym Saturday for 3 games,beginning at 5 p.m. with a JV girls game. The games were movedbecause Ole Brook is the Class 5A state football playoffs Fridaynight at Moss Point.

Bogue Chitto hosts Enterprise for 4 games Saturday; beginning at4 p.m. with a pair of junior high games. Bogue Chitto’s footballteam is in the Class 1A state playoffs Friday, traveling to NanihWaiya.

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Brookhaven 80, Bogue Chitto 21

The Panthers (1-0) got Wilson’s second tour of duty atBrookhaven off to a rousing start. Even though no one scored indouble figures for Ole Brook, all 14 players that dressed outscored and contributed to the balanced effort on both ends of thefloor.

“Glad to get that first win of the season,” said Coach Wilsonwho had previously coached at Brookhaven from 1996 until 2001.Three of his teams advanced to the state tournament.

Ole Brook opened the game with a 12-0 run, before the Bobcatsgot on the scoreboard with a Michael Harris basket.

Wilson’s squad led 26-4 after one period and 47-5 at theintermission break.

“We didn’t shoot the ball or play well tonight,” said BogueChitto head coach Jeremy Harrell. His team was missing severalplayers who are with the playoff-bound football team.

Leading the 1-1 Bobcats was Harris with 10 points, 6 reboundsand 2 steals. Justin London had 4 steals.

Brookhaven got 9 points and 3 steals from junior Leo Garrett.Fred Fairman, Orlando Barnes and Danny Perkins followed with 8points apiece. Barnes topped the rebounders with 6 boards. KeithJohnson had 4 steals. Kristoff Bates dished out 3 assists.

Ole Brook had 13 turnovers, and forced Bogue Chitto into 29miscues. The Panthers held a commanding 45-18 rebounding edge.