Lady Cougars move to 10-1 with two tournament wins

Published 1:00 pm Saturday, November 27, 2021

Brookhaven Academy girls’ basketball coach Ron Kessler and his varsity team are 10-1 on the season after a pair of wins at their home Thanksgiving Tournament this week.

The Lady Cougars beat Parklane Academy 60-39 on Nov. 22 and then whipped Cathedral School 67-19 the following night.

There are three games in the upcoming week for BA as the junior varsity and varsity teams head to play at Simpson Academy on Monday, Nov. 29.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 will see BA hosting Copiah Academy and the Cougars close out the week on Friday with another home game on Dec. 3, this time against Lamar Christian.

In the win over Cathedral, BA was led by senior forward Abby Grace Richardson with 14 points. Sophomore Reagan Newman added 11 points and fellow sophomore Carmen Lambert scored seven points.

Junior forward Emma Gates added eight points and her twin sister Lillie Gates scored six points in the win.

Seniors Anne Brantley Warren and Madison Moak chipped in six points each. Sophomore Mallory Martin scored three points and junior Ella Brown added two points against Cathedral.

The Brookhaven Academy boys (2-4) secured a 58-43 win over Cathedral on Tuesday after losing to Parklane Academy on Monday.

Senior forward Tyler Fortenberry led BA with 33 points in the win, including 17 in the first half against Cathedral.

Trevor Fortenberry added 12 points and Carter Watson chipped in six points as well. Senior guard Dane Flowers scored four points for BA coach Josh Watts and sophomore guard Hayden Adams added three points.