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BA crushes Laurel Christian

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's Summer Hill takes a shot over Laurel Christian's Dixie Lei Hodges (10) in girls' district action Friday night.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s Summer Hill takes a shot over Laurel Christian’s Dixie Lei Hodges (10) in girls’ district action Friday night.

Brookhaven Academy feasted on Laurel Christian, securing two big division wins Friday night at John R. Gray Gymnasium.

In the girls’ game, the Lady Cougars (14-6, 1-1) dominated the Lady Lions to claim a 62-7 victory.

In boys’ action, the Cougars (9-8, 1-1) defeated the Lions 49-42.

Brookhaven Academy returns to action Tuesday as the Cougars and Lady Cougars travel to Mendenhall to battle Simpson Academy for another division test. Action begins at 3 p.m. with seventh grade boys followed by junior high and varsity games.

Lady Cougars 62, Lady Lions 7 

The Lady Cougars dominated quickly as they grabbed a commanding 29-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a comfortable 37-6 lead at halftime.

In the second half, BA blasted Laurel Christian with a 25-1 run in the final two quarters to clinch the win.

Anna Grace Covington sparked the Lady Cougars with 13 points and two rebounds. Bailey Stewart chipped in with 12 points and had four rebounds. Kailyn Jordan contributed 10 points and had two rebounds. Edie Riley netted eight points. McKinley Evans, Anna-Michael Smith and Leah Case scored five points apiece. Cameron Watson and Summer Hall added two points each. Watson and Evans were the leaders on the boards for BA with five rebounds each.

Katherine Butler paced the Lady Lions with three points. Lizzy Sullivan and Tirzah Ginn had two points each.

BA 49, Laurel Christian 42

The Cougars rallied back from a 19-12 deficit at halftime, and outscored the Lions 37-23 to capture the win Friday night.

Sherylyn Evans Laurel Christian's Robert Pickering (22) stretches to block Brookhaven Academy's Dylan Winborne's shot Friday night.

Sherylyn Evans
Laurel Christian’s Robert Pickering (22) stretches to block Brookhaven Academy’s Dylan Winborne’s shot Friday night.

Dylan Winborne led the Cougars with 17 points and six rebounds. Ethan Nations contributed 10 points and had three rebounds. Luke Jackson provided nine points and three rebounds. Austin Smith netted seven points and had four rebounds. Ross Felder scored four points and had five boards. Dawson Flowers had two points.

In junior high action, BA swept Laurel Christian.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Cougars beat the Lady Lions 30-9. Julianna Bartram and Macy Grace Smith led the charge for BA with nine points apiece.

In boys’ action, BA defeated Laurel Christian 51-32. Cade Brown powered the Cougars with 25 points. Dawson Flowers pumped in 21 points.