BA peewee hoopers have strong tourney showing

Published 9:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Brookhaven Academy peewee basketball teams capped their season with the championship tournament at Parklane Academy on Saturday. The teams from BA play in a league with Parklane, Columbia Academy, East Rankin Academy, Central Hinds Academy and Copiah Academy.

Both the fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ teams captured first place with wins over host Parklane. The sixth-grade girls’ team finished runners-up in their division.

Members of the sixth-grade boys’ team include Maddox Martin, Mason Roberts, Hadley Watts, Paxton Leggett, Case Simmons, Talon Welch, Casen Brown, Carter Coleman, Braxton McDaniel, Parker Case, Cole Authement and coaches Josh Simmons and Brad Martin.

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Members of the sixth-grade girls’ team include Mattie Leggett, Lilly Kate Thornton, Amber Lynn Strange, Isabella Hill, Jessi Covington, Kiley James, Joleigh Langham, coach Chad Smith, Lily Smith, Isabella Dunaway, Camille Calcote, Lily Kate Gibson, Abby Russell and Avery Tanksley.