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BA takes two from Oak Forest

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's Anna Michael Smith drives to the basket strong against Oak Forest Academy Monday in Parklane's tournament.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s Anna Michael Smith drives to the basket strong against Oak Forest Academy Monday in Parklane’s tournament.

MCCOMB – The Brookhaven Academy Cougars and the Lady Cougars climbed into the win column Monday afternoon with a pair of victories over Oak Forest Academy in Parklane Academy’s Thanksgiving tournament.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cougars defeated the Oak Forest Academy Lady Yellowjackets 36-27.

In boys’ action, the Cougars crushed the Yellowjackets 55-21.

BA continues action today as it returns to McComb for the holiday tournament.

Lady Cougars 36, Lady Jackets 27

The Lady Cougars managed to over come a sluggish first half to beat the Lady Yellowjackets Monday afternoon.

Trailing 11-10, the Lady Cougars (4-2) caught fire in the second half and outscored Oak Forest Academy 26-17 in the last two quarters to win.

Sissy Byrd was the top scorer for BA with 11 points and four rebounds. Edie Riley netted nine points and had four rebounds. Kailyn Jordan chipped in with nine points and was the leader on the boards with five rebounds. Anna-Michael Smith provided five points and two rebounds. Sophie Wilson scored two points and had two rebounds.

Ashlee Rae Safford scored a game-high 13 points to lead the Lady Jackets. Sam Summers contributed eight points.

BA 55, Oak Forest Acad 21

The Cougars came out and quickly destroyed the Yellowjackets in the first half to carry a 24-4 lead into halftime.

In the second half, BA continued to hammer the Jackets as they outscored Oak Forest Academy 31-17 in the final two periods.

Dylan Winborne powered the Cougars’ offensive explosion with 12 points. Ethan Nations chipped in with 11 points. Tate Felder scored nine points. Ross Felder netted eight points and had five rebounds. Dawson Flowers contributed six points and had four rebounds. Jayden Smith, Austin Smith and Luke Jackson scored three points each. Jackson was the leader on the boards with six rebounds.