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Brookhaven Academy defeats Amite School Center

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy Josh Wiggins (33) powers inside for a easy basket as ASC defender Brentley Coley (3) tries to deny the attempt Thursday night.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy Josh Wiggins (33) powers inside for a easy basket as ASC defender Brentley Coley (3) tries to deny the attempt Thursday night.

LIBERTY – The Brookhaven Academy Cougars and Lady Cougars returned to basketball action Thursday night after a long week off and clobbered the Amite School Center Rebels to secure two huge district wins in a varsity doubleheader.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cougars destroyed the Lady Rebels 46-4.

In boys’ action, the Cougars roasted the Rebels 58-35.

The Cougars and Lady Cougars are back home tonight for Senior Night and their final home game of the season as they face the Central Hinds Cougars from Raymond. Six games are on schedule with 7th grade girl’s action tipping off at 3 p.m.

In between the girls and boys varsity game, Brookhaven Academy will have a special ceremony to retire Corey Dickerson’s high school jersey.

Brookhaven 46, ACS 4 

The BA Lady Cougars (15-10, 6-1) coasted to a convincing 46 – 4 District 5AA victory over the Amite School Center Lady Rebels.

“We came out a bit sluggish with the days missed due to the weather but we picked up the tempo midway through the first quarter,” said BA head coach Mack Gardner. “ASC has a very young team that plays really hard and continued to do so until the final buzzer.”

Junior forward Mary Claire White paced the Lady Cougars in scoring with 13 points. Madison Warren tossed in 12 adding to the BA total. Tori Coly and Lauren Toler each had 2 points for the Lady Rebels.

Brookhaven 58, ASC 35 

The Cougars and the Rebels came out firing on all cylinders in the opening quarter as BA managed to gain the upper hand at the end to take a 15-13 lead.

In the second and third quarters, the Cougars high-octane offense was on a roll as they hammered the Rebels 34-13 to secure a 49-26 lead after three quarters of action.

In the fourth quarter, both teams scored 9 points apiece as the Cougars cruised to the win.

Brookhaven Academy had four players to score in double figures as senior guard Zac Smith lead the charge with a double-double performance of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Peyton Hood and Joshua Wiggins were also the top leaders in scoring with 12 points apiece. Caleb Brown contributed 10 points. Wiggins provided assistances on the boards with 9 rebounds.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy Hillary Wilson (4) drives past ASC Sarah Beaty (2) Thursday night in MAIS basketball action.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy Hillary Wilson (4) drives past ASC Sarah Beaty (2) Thursday night in MAIS basketball action.