Brookhaven drops tough game against Tylertown in OT

Published 10:44 am Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Brookhaven Panthers dropped a tough game against Tylertown Tuesday night, as they fell in overtime by a score of 77-74. With the loss, Brookhaven drops to 7-3 overall on the season.

The Panthers fell in a hole early as they trailed Tylertown at halftime 31-23. Brookhaven kept an even pace with the Chiefs in third quarter, both teams scoring 18 points in the frame. It would take a valiant effort in the fourth quarter in order for Brookhaven to make the comeback and put the game within reach. They did just that.

Brookhaven would out-score Tylertown 25-17 in order to force the game into overtime.

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However in overtime, Tylertown made the timely shots and edged out the Panthers in the extra frame to take the 77-74 victory.

Three players would score in double figures for Brookhaven to keep them in the game. Senior point guard Denarius Gray scored 22 points on 6-13 shooting from the field and added three assists and three steals on the game. Senior forward Damarius Brooks also scored 22 points for the Panthers on 7-17 shooting from the field along with five rebounds and four assists. Sophomore forward Lafollette Bogan continued his stellar play Tuesday night scoring 22 points on an efficient 11-17 from the field along with 11 rebounds and three steals.

The next game for Brookhaven is Friday night at home against Lawrence County. Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

Tylertown girls 55, Brookhaven 41

The Lady Panthers started off fast, taking a 17-12 lead after the first quarter of action, but it all went downhill from there as Tylertown dominated the game from there and took home the victory 55-41.

With the loss, Brookhaven falls to 3-8 on the season.

“Young ladies played extremely hard. We had our opportunities and just didn’t capitalize,” Brookhaven head coach Preston Wilson said. “We are in the right situation to get over the hump. We just have to keep working and not get discouraged.”

Tylertown out-scored Brookhaven 15-4 in the second quarter and the deficit proved to be too much for the Panthers to overcome.

It was an off night for sophomore point guard Shania Harris as she finished the game with seven points on 3-19 shooting from the field. Junior guard Taylor Carter led Brookhaven in scoring with eight points on 3-6 shooting from the field. Sophomore center Tamia Stallings led the Panthers in rebounds with 11 for the game.