BA splits with Central Hinds

Published 10:10 am Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Brookhaven Academy girls defeated Central Hinds 31-28 Saturday night at John Gray Gymnasium.

In boys’ action, Central Hinds escaped with a narrow 46-43 win over BA.

Brookhaven Academy will return to action Friday as it hosts the Parklane Pioneers for six games, starting with seventh grade action at 3 p.m.

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BA 31, Central Hinds 28 

Central Hinds started off with a six-point run to claim an 9-3 lead at the end of the first period. BA would close the gap in the second period to trail Central Hinds at halftime 13-10.

In the second half, BA outscored Central Hinds 21-15 to secure the win.

“This wasn’t our best effort from my girls, but I am proud of their efforts in making the plays needed to get the win,” said BA coach Josh Watts.

Edie Riley powered the BA girls’ with eight points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals. Kaylyn Jordan contributed six points and three steals. Anna Michael Smith scored six points and had three rebounds. Sophie Wilson provided five points. Sissy Byrd had one point and three rebounds.

Taylor Gegreaux directed Central Hinds with eight points. Madison Curtis and Kerri Neely scored five points each.

Central Hinds 46, BA 43 

Central Hinds was able to squeeze out a 14-13 lead to end the first period. In the second period, Central Hinds extended its lead to 27-21 at halftime.

In the fourth quarter, both teams scored 12 points each as Central Hinds escaped with the victory.

“Our boys have made some major improvements since the last time we faced Central Hinds,” said Watts.

Ethan Nations powered BA with 15 points and seven rebounds. Austin Smith contributed six points. Ross Felder netted six points and was the leader on the boards with eight rebounds. Luke Jackson scored seven points. Dylan Winborne had five points and Tate Felder added four points.

Tanner Leggett paced Central Hinds with 14 points. Evan Spaklen chipped in 11 points.

In junior high action, BA split with Central Hinds.

In the girls’ contest, Central Hinds defeated BA 33-21. Marcey Grace Smith was the top scorer for BA with 11 points. Juli Ana Bartram had five points. Natalie Rails had three points.

In boys’ action, BA crushed Central Hinds 36-26. Cade Brown led BA with 17 points. Dawson Flowers provided 12 points.