Brookhaven Academy edges Hillcrest in OT

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, February 3, 2013

Will Hickman’s 17 points led four players in double figures and the Brookhaven Acdemy Cougars clipped Hillcrest Christian 58-51 Saturday night in overtime. Zac Smith chipped in 15 points, Peyton Hood 13 and Gage Posey 12 in the triumph.

In the varsity girls game, Hillcrest held off BA’s Lady Cougars 58-51, led by Christian Berryhill’s 21 points.

BA resumes play Tuesday at Columbia Academy and hosts Trinity Friday.

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The Cougars (20-11) got 12 rebounds from Posey. Hood and Smith each had 5 boards. Matthew Evans handed out 5 assists. Hickman made 4 steals. Posey had 3 steals.

“That was a big, big win for us,” said BA boys coach Dale Watts. “We had a bad first half. Then we changed up some things defensively and found a way to win. We got Hillcrest out of rhythm.”

Smith scored 6 points in OT, including 4 free throws, as BA avenged a loss to Hillcrest 2 weeks ago in the JA Classic.

Hillcrest got a game-high 21 points from Grant Baker.

The Lady Cougars (8-19) got a game-high 25 points from junior guard Madison Warren. They also 6 rebounds from Lindsey Winborne. Warren made 4 steals and 4 assists Winborne and Mary Claire White had 3 steals apiece.

“We probably played our best game of the year but we didn’t win,” said BA girls coach Bruce Allsup. “We didn’t score but five points in the second quarter. I was proud of my girls and we executed very well.”

BA sacked 8 treys in the game, including 5 by Warren.

Hillcrest erased a 25-21 BA halftime lead to post the victory.