Rebels rally to edge BA; ACCS thumps Lady Cougars

Published 10:30 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's McKinley Evans (32) tries to steal the ball from ACCS's Brianna Henson (23) as teammate Lexie Emanuel (34) looks on Tuesday night.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s McKinley Evans (32) tries to steal the ball from ACCS’s Brianna Henson (23) as teammate Lexie Emanuel (34) looks on Tuesday night.

NATCHEZ – Brookhaven Academy dropped two tough division games to Adams County Christian Tuesday night in MAIS Division 4AAA action.

In the girls’ contest, the Lady Rebels blasted the Lady Cougars to claim a 51-20 win.

In boys’ action, the Rebels outscored the Cougars 17-9 in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a 48-46 comeback victory.

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Brookhaven Academy will take the rest of the week off. The Cougars and Lady Cougars return to Natchez to compete in the district tournament at ACCS. Game dates and times had not been released at press time.

ACCS 48, BA 46

The Cougars (12-13) came out strong in the first half, dominating the Rebels to claim a 27-14 lead at halftime.

The Rebels turned the tables on BA with a 34-19 run in the final two quarters to steal the win.

Austin Smith powered the Cougars with 18 points and five rebounds. Dylan Winborne contributed 10 points and grabbed two rebounds. Luke Jackson netted six points and had three rebounds. Ross Felder and Ethan Nations scored four points apiece. Nations was the leader on the boards for BA with six rebounds, while Felder had five rebounds. Colton Watson and Dawson Flowers finished with two points apiece.

Devin Spear pumped in a game-high 22 points to lead ACCS. Brody Cole chipped in 11 points.

Lady Rebels 51, Lady Cougars 20

The Lady Cougars and the Lady Rebels battled in a close first quarter, before ACCS exploded with a 19-4 run in the second to carry a 27-11 lead into halftime.

The Lady Rebels outscored the Lady Cougars 24-9 in the final two quarters to clinch the win.

Sissy Byrd and Kailyn Jordan were the top scorers for BA (16-12) with six points apiece. Cameron Watson contributed four points. Sophie Wilson and Edie Riley scored two points each.

Hordan Petty and Anna McDaniel paced the Lady Rebels with 11 points each. Mackenzie Boyd chipped in with nine points. Bailey Boyd finished with eight points.

In junior high action,  BA secured a split decision with ACCS.

In the boys’ contest, the Cougars defeated the Rebels 58-41. Tanner Thurman and Dawson Flowers poured in 20 points apiece to lead BA.

In girls’ action, the Lady Rebels beat the Lady Cougars 42-30. Ainsley Allen directed the Lady Cougars with eight points. Julie Anna Bartram and Macy Grace Smith provided six points each.