Lady Cougars capture Copiah Holiday Tourney Title

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Brookhaven Academy Lady Cougars finished as Copiah Academy Holiday Tournament champions at the conclusion of the three-day event last week.

Team members include Anna Caroline Adams, Madison Moak, Anne Brantley Warren, Bailee Goodson, Abby Grace Richardson, Emily Claire Felder, Mallory Nations, student assistant Anniston Palmer, Reagan Fortenberry, Lillie Gates, Emma Price, Kyla Armistad, Izzy Nelson, Ella Brown, Braelynn Byrd, Mallory Martin, assistant coach Hugh Webb and head coach Ron Kessler.

BA opened tournament play with a 65-18 win over Hillcrest and then beat Hartfield Academy 59-49. It was the second win of the season for the Lady Cougars over Hartfield and just the third loss of the season for HA. The championship game saw Brookhaven Academy getting a 42-35 win over Copiah to claim the trophy. The win moved Kessler’s team to 21-1 on the season.