Brookhaven splits with South Pike
MAGNOLIA – The Brookhaven Panthers and Lady Panthers captured a split in Tuesday night basketball action at South Pike.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Panthers (0-2) fell to the South Pike Lady Eagles 45-19.
In the boys’ contest, the Panthers’ (2-0) high-powered offense was too much for the Eagles to handle as Brookhaven thumped South Pike 74-46.
Brookhaven will continue action Thursday as it travels to West Lincoln to take on the Bears at Jack Case Gymnasium. The varsity girls will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the boys at 7:30 p.m.
Lady Eagles 45, Lady Panthers 19
The Lady Eagles quickly took charge of the game as they claimed an early 12-3 in the first quarter and cruised to a 24-12 advantage at halftime.
In the second half, South Pike outscored the Lady Panthers 21-7.
“The girls played hard and did some things very well,” said BHS coach Preston Wilson. “Overall, our effort was great but we still have to get better on the offensive end.”
Mya Washington was the top scorer for the Lady Panthers with six points and five rebounds. Asia Byrd chipped in four points. Cheyenne Motley and Taylor Carter scored three points each. Tamia Stallings had two points and four rebounds. Angel Washington scored one point. Jada Henderson was also one of the leaders on the boards with five rebounds.
Brookhaven 74, South Pike 46
The Panthers jumped on the Eagles early in the first period to claim a 24-10 lead.
In the second quarter, the Panthers put together a 19-12 run to lead 43-22 at halftime.
In the second half, Brookhaven outscored South Pike 31-24 to secure the win.
Senior guard Shon Blackwell pumped in a game-high 22 points and had six steals to lead the Panthers. Lazorian McNulty chipped in with 16 points. Damarius Brooks netted 13 points and had seven rebounds.
Garrick Smith contributed nine points and was the leader on the boards with nine rebounds. Marte Jones provided six points and collected five rebounds. Darius Bryant scored four points and had six rebounds. Jashawn Perkins had two points. Danarius Gray and Darrian Wilson added one point each. Perkins had two points. Danarius Gray and Darrian Wilson added one point each.