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BA Cougars clobber ASC Rebels

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy's Anna Michael Smith (23) launches a tough shot over a ASC defender Thursday night in Liberty.

DAILY LEADER / SHERYLYN EVANS / Brookhaven Academy’s Anna Michael Smith (23) launches a tough shot over a ASC defender Thursday night in Liberty.

LIBERTY – The Brookhaven Cougars and the Lady Cougars captured a pair district wins Thursday night in MAIS basketball action against the Amite School Center Rebels.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cougars destroyed the Lady Rebels to claim a 55-17 victory.

In boys’ action, the Cougars also thumped the Rebels for a 52-25 win.

Brookhaven Academy returns to action Saturday as they travel to face the Tri-County Rebels for a pair of varsity games. The girls’ game will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the boys.

BA 55, ASC 17 

The Lady Cougars came out and dominated the Lady Rebels in the first half as they claimed a 19-5 lead in the first quarter and had a 18-3 run in the second quarter to take a commanding 37-8 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Cougars (8-17, 4-2) continued to pound the Lady Rebels as they outscored ASC 18-9 to secured the win.

Anna Kathryn Smith led BA’s offensive attack with 11 points. Mary Claire White contributed 10 points. Bailey Stewart provided nine points and grabbed four rebounds. Sophie Wilson and Anna Grace Covington helped on the boards with four rebounds each.

Sarah Booty was the top scorer for the Lady Rebels with six points.

BA 52, ASC 25 

The Cougars and the Rebel fought in a lowing scoring first quarter as BA lead 6-5.

In the second quarter, the Cougars offense erupted with a 19-4 blast to carry a 25-9 lead into halftime.

In the second half, BA continued to dominate the Rebels as they hammered ASC 27-16 in the final two quarters of action.

Senior forward Peyton Hood sparked the Cougars (13-11, 4-2) with a game-high double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds. Caleb Brown fueled the flames with 13 point and three rebounds.

Mason Conerly paced the Rebels’ offense with 11 points.