Cougars defeat Cathedral in overtime

Published 11:30 am Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's Ethan Nations (32) battles against Cathedral's Will Wallace (33) in the post Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s Ethan Nations (32) battles against Cathedral’s Will Wallace (33) in the post Tuesday night.

Lady Green Wave cruises past BA

NATCHEZ – The Brookhaven Academy Cougars captured a big division victory over the Natchez Cathedral Green Wave, winning 57-51 in overtime Tuesday night in MAIS basketball action.

In girls’ action, the Lady Green Wave crushed the Lady Cougars 47-24.

Brookhaven Academy returns to action Friday as the Lady Cougars and Cougars travel to battle Laurel Christian in four games. Junior high action begins at 4 p.m., while the varsity games are set to start at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

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Brookhaven Acad. 57, Cathedral 51

Cathedral secured a 25-21 lead at halftime, but BA roared back with a 28-24 run in the final two quarters to tie the game at 49-49 at the end of regulation.

In overtime, the Cougars (11-11) continued their offensive rhythm, outscoring Cathedral 8-2 to secure the win.

Luke Jackson powered the Cougars with 19 points and three rebounds. Austin Smith and Dylan Winborne contributed 13 points each. Ethan Nations provided 12 points. Winborne and Nations directed the Cougars on the boards with six rebounds each. Ross Felder was the leader with seven rebounds.

Connor Mire was the top scorer for Cathedral with 13 points. Jadarius Anderson and Derrian Batieste netted 12 points apiece.

Lady Green Wave 47, Lady Cougars 24 

The Lady Cougars and the Lady Green Wave fought in a close contest to begin the first period as Cathedral secured a 8-3 advantage. The Lady Waves carried a 17-11 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Cathedral outscored BA 30-13 to clinch the win.

Edie Riley paced the Lady Cougars with eight points. Kailyn Jordan chipped in seven points. Sissy Byrd scored five points and Anna-Michael Smith had four points.

Elizabeth Smith directed the Lady Green Wave with 17 points. Grayson Bryant scored eight points and Lessley Dooley had six points.