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BA Lady Cougars win opener against Prentiss Christian

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's sophomore guard Kailyn Jordan (12) fights to get around Prentiss Christian's Amber Graves Tuesday night in MAIS basketball action.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s sophomore guard Kailyn Jordan (12) fights to get around Prentiss Christian’s Amber Graves Tuesday night in MAIS basketball action.

The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars kicked off their basketball season Tuesday night with a 47-15 win over the Prentiss Christian Lady Saints at John R. Gray Gymnasium.

The Lady Cougars (1-0), coached by Josh Watts, will resume action Monday as they prepare to travel to Canton to take on the Canton Academy Panthers for four games. Junior high action will tip off at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity girls and boys games.

Lady Cougars 47, Lady Saints 15 

The Lady Cougars came out strong in their home opener and quickly jumped on the Lady Saints in the first quarter as they grabbed an 18-4 lead and cruised to an 24-9 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Cougars continued to hammer Prentiss Christian as they outscored the Lady Saints 23-6 to collect their first win of the season.

Kailyn Jordan powered the Lady Cougars with a game high 12 points and six rebounds. Shelby Flumm and Anna Michael Smith chipped in with seven points each. Sophie Wilson and Edie Riley netted six points each.

Sissy Byrd was also one of the leaders on the boards with six rebounds and she scored five points. Bailey Stewart and Anna Michael Smith collected five rebounds each.

Hannah Lee was the top scorer for the Lady Saints with six points. Hollis Cochron contributed four points.