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BA girls fall to Columbia Acad.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy's Sophie Wilson (4) drives past Columbia Academy's  (10) Ashton Watts in girls' tournament action at ACCS.

Daily Leader / Sherylyn Evans / Brookhaven Academy’s Sophie Wilson (4) drives past Columbia Academy’s (10) Ashton Watts in girls’ tournament action at ACCS.

NATCHEZ – The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars fell to the Columbia Academy Lady Cougars 42-20 Friday night in the semifinal round of the MAIS AAA division tournament at Adams County Christian School.

In the girls’ consolation game Saturday, BA battled the Natchez Cathedral Lady Green Wave and lost 50-38.

The Lady Cougars (18-13), coached by Josh Watts, will return to action Tuesday to play in the MAIS South State tournament at Columbia Academy. Game times and opponents had not been set at press time.

Columbia Acad. 42, Brookhaven Acad. 20

Columbia Academy quickly took control of the contest in the opening period to claim an 8-2 lead and cruised to an 28-16 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, Columbia Academy continued to dominate as they outscored BA 14-4 in the final two quarters to collect the win and advance to the championship game.

Sissy Byrd paced the Lady Cougars of Lincoln County with five points. Kaitlyn Jordan, Edie Riley and Cameron Watson contributed four points had three rebounds each. Shelby Flumm finished with three points.

Miranda Magee was the top scorer for Columbia Academy with 18 points. Lauren Rowley chipped in nine points. Madison McDaniel provided five points. Ashton Watts and Aubrey Bills scored three points each. Gabby Sullivan and Gracey Wesley had two points each.