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Simpson Academy sweeps BA

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's Sophie Wilson (4) drives past Simpson Academy's Karlea Wallace (10) in MAIS girls' basketball action Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s Sophie Wilson (4) drives past Simpson Academy’s Karlea Wallace (10) in MAIS girls’ basketball action Tuesday night.

MENDENHALL – Simpson Academy defeated the Brookhaven Academy in a pair of district varsity games Tuesday in MAIS basketball action.

In the girls’ contest, Simpson beat the Lady Cougars of Brookhaven Academy 58-34.

In boys’ action, Simpson thumped BA 63-23.

Brookhaven Academy will resume action Friday as the Lady Cougars and the Cougars host Centreville Academy for six games, starting with seventh grade action at 3 p.m., followed by junior high and varsity action.

Simpson Acad. 58, Brookhaven Acad. 34 

The Mendenhall-based Lady Cougars dominated BA in the first half to claim a 31-16 lead at halftime.

In the second half, Simpson Academy put away BA with a 27-18 run in the final two quarters to secure the win.

Edie Riley powered the BA Lady Cougars with 13 points and five rebounds. Anna-Michael Smith contributed six points. Sophie Wilson provided four points. Shelby Flumm and Bailey Stewart netted three points each. Kailyn Jordan and Cameron Watson scored two points each. Anna Grace Covington added one point. Stewart helped on the boards with five rebounds and Flumm had four rebounds.

Molly Shots pumped in a game-high 26 points to lead Simpson Academy. Victoria Blakeney chipped in with 13 points. Moran Griffin and Anna Grace Harvey contributed six points each.

Simpson Acad. 63, Brookhaven Acad. 23 

The Simpson Academy Cougars dominated the BA Cougars in the first quarter to claim a 26-6 lead and cruised to a 50-14 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, Simpson outscored BA 13-8 in the final two frames to secure the victory.

Colton Watson was top scorer for the BA Cougars with eight points and four rebounds. Dawson Flowers contributed five points. Luke Jackson netted four points. Cade Brown had three points. Dylan Winborne added two points. Austin Smith was the leader on the boards with five rebounds and scored one point.

Jacob Berry powered Simpson Academy with 23 points. Brandon Cranford chipped in with 17 points. Sam McWilliams provided 12 points.

In junior high action, Simpson Academy swept BA.

In girls’ action, the BA Lady Cougars fell to Simpson Academy 56-22. Julie Anna Bartram led BA with eight points. Ainsley Allen had five points.

In the boys’ game, Simpson Academy edged BA 55-50. Cade Brown was the top scorer for BA with 20 points. Dawson Flowers chipped in with 15 points.