BA Cougars roll over Amite School Center

Published 11:45 am Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Amite School Center's David Leyendeckes (1) and Brookhaven Academy's Caleb Brown (4) hustle after a loose ball Tuesday night.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Amite School Center’s David Leyendeckes (1) and Brookhaven Academy’s Caleb Brown (4) hustle after a loose ball Tuesday night.

The Brookhaven Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars continue to roll in District 5AA action as they clobbered the Amite School Center Rebels in MAIS basketball action Tuesday night at John R. Gray Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cougars devoured the Lady Rebels 59-12.

In boys’ action, the Cougars crushed ASC 77-49.

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The Cougars and Lady Cougars are back home Friday night as the Prentiss Christian Saints travel to BA for four games with Junior High action tipping off at 4 p.m.

Brookhaven Acad. 59, ASC 12 

The BA Lady Cougars (12-10, 3-0) came out on fire Tuesday night hitting seven first quarter 3-pointers en-route to a 29 point opening frame and coasted to a convincing 59-12 District 5AA victory over the Amite School Center Lady Rebels.

“We shot really well tonight and executed our offensive sets as good as we have all year and were able to get the looks we wanted.” Commented BA head coach Mack Gardner. “Overall I was proud of our effort tonight.”

Madison Warren sparked the Lady Cougars with 17 points on the evening. Hillary Wilson chipped in 11 and Mary Claire White added 8 points to the Lady Cougar total.

Klancie Fair led the Lady Rebels with 8 points.

Brookhaven Acad 77, ASC 49 

The BA Cougars (16-4, 3-0) high octane offense was to much for the Rebels to handle as Brookhaven quickly set the tone of the contest by capturing a 41-23 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Rebels came out and did a great job fighting back. The Cougars continued to flex their muscles and outscored the Rebels 36-26 to collect the win.

The Cougars had four players to score in double figures as junior forward Peyton Hood lead the charge with a game-high double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Drake Flowers, Caleb Brown and Zac Smith contributed 13 points. Smith also provided a double-double performance with 11 rebounds.