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Parklane sweeps Brookhaven Academy

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Academy's Drake Flowers (14) drives in for a layup against Parklane, Monday night at John R. Gray Gymnasium.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Academy’s Drake Flowers (14) drives in for a layup against Parklane, Monday night at John R. Gray Gymnasium.

The Parklane Pioneers and Lady Pioneers swept a pair of varsity basketball games from the Brookhaven Academy Cougars Monday night in John R. Gray Gymnasium.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Pioneers cruise past the Lady Cougars to gain a 51-18 win.

In the boys’ game, the Pioneers survived a late fourth quarter rally to edge the Cougars 45-41.

In junior high action, Parklane took three out of four games against Brookhaven Academy.

Brookhaven Academy returns to action Thursday as they prepare to start their district action on the road in Jackson against Central Hinds for six games. Seventh grade action starts at 3 p.m., followed by junior high and varsity action.

Parklane 51, BA 18 

The Lady Pioneers (12-4, 3-1) came out strong and never looked back with a 15-4 run in the first quarter and cruised to a 32-8 lead at halftime.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Academy's Anna Covington (21) drives past a Lady Pioneer defender in girls action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Brookhaven Academy’s Anna Covington (21) drives past a Lady Pioneer defender in girls action.

In the second half, Parklane outscored BA 19-10 to secured the win.

“Anytime you step on the court and hold a team to 4 field goals you should win the game,” said Parklane coach Rusti Magee. “We take pride in our defense and my girls understand what we have ahead of us and what it will take to be successful and tonight they played focused and got the job done.”

We have improved a lot and look like a total different team,” continued Magee. “The girls goal is to be a great team not just a good team, and the way we played tonight, they will reach that goal.”

Tootie Carter was the offensive leader for the Lady Pioneers with 15 points. Destini Brown contributed 12 points.

Anna Kathryn Smith paced the Lady Cougars (3-16) with six points. Hillary Wilson was the leader on the boards with four rebounds and score three points. Anna Covington provided three points.

“Hats off to Parklane, they are a very well coached team,” said BA coach Mack Gardner. “Our girls played hard, but we need to figure out how to put together a complete game.”

Parklane 45, BA 41 

In the boys contest, Parklane and Brookhaven Academy fans watched an exciting game from start to finish. In the first quarter, the Pioneers managed to come out on top by claiming a 8-6 lead and put together a 13-8 to take a 21-14 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Parklane outscore BA 11-9 to maintain a 32-23 lead. In the final quarter of action, the Cougars (10-8) roared back with a 18-13 run but fell just short in claiming the win.

“I was very proud of my guys effort,” said BA coach Josh Watts. “Overall, the guys played hard and our intensity was very high. We just made too many mistakes that hurt us early in the game. The guys did not quit, they kept on fighting hard until the very end. Hopefully, this game will help us as we get ready for our district run.”

Drake Flowers powered the Cougars with 13 points and four rebounds. Caleb Brown chipped in with 12 points and grabbed three rebounds. Peyton Hood contributed 11 points.

Quartez Brown paced the Pioneers with 18 points. Henry McDonald and Newton Gillihan provided eight points apiece.

Parklane 25, BA 9 

In seventh grade girls action, Paige Shedd led the Lady Cougars with four points. Hope Harrison scored 14 points for the Lady Pioneers.

BA 26, Parklane 16

In seventh grade boys action, Britton Nelson powered the Cougars with 14 points. Cade Brown contributed eight points.

Parklane 41, BA 25 

In the junior high girls contest, K.K. Jordan paced the Lady Cougars with 16 points. Anna Glass directed the Lady Pioneers with 10 points.

Parklane 51, BA 42 

In junior high boys action, Tate Felder led the Cougars with 18 points. Dawson Flowers provided 9 points. Newton Gillihan had 12 points for the Pioneers.