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BA Cougars on to semis at AA state

The Brookhaven Academy Cougars had little trouble in their opening round games Tuesday at Benton Academy in the MAIS AA State Tournament.

Brookhaven Academy 55, Greenville Christian 29

The Cougars (30-3) met no resistance from the North No. 4 seeded Saints. Senior forward Dawson Flowers scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and made eight assists. Cade Brown scored 15 points and Tyler Fortenberry added 11 points. Senior Tanner Thurman chipped in six points.

BA meets a familiar foe on Friday at 5:30 p.m. in the semifinals when they face the Clinton Christian Warriors. The No. 3 South seed — CCA whipped the No. 2 seed from the North — Manchester Academy — 67-44 on Tuesday. The Cougars have beaten their district foe Clinton Christian three times this season.

Brookhaven Academy 59, Tri-County Academy 28 (Girls)

The Lady Rebels from Flora were no match for the Lady Cougars (26-7) in their quarterfinal matchup. BA got 25 points, five rebounds, and five steals from senior Jana Case in the win. Freshman Anne Brantley Warren scored 15 points and handed out four assists. Sophomore Makayla Martin added seven points and freshman Emily Claire Felder added five points.

The Lady Cougars next play on Friday at 4:15 p.m. in the semifinals.