BA splits with SalemPublished 2:05pm Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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SALEM – The BA Lady Cougars traveled down Highway 27 and prepared for a catfight with the Salem Lady Wildcats, and that is what they got.
It took an overtime frame, but the Lady Cougars escaped with a 50-48 hard-fought win. Mary Claire White’s fall-away jumper off the glass with less than :15 seconds to play gave the Lady Cougars the lead and a solid defensive stand on the other end sealed the victory.
In boys’ action, the Wildcats handed the Cougars their second loss of the season with a 59-50 win Tuesday night.
Brookhaven Academy resumes action Thursday as they welcome Bowling Green to John R. Gray Gymnasium for four games. Tip-off starts with junior varsity action at 4 p.m., followed by varsity action.
Salem will also be in action Thursday as they travel to battle Bogue Chitto. The junior varsity girls will start the show at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity games.
BA 50, Salem 48
Hillary Wilson led BA with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. Madison Warren added 18 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out seven assists on the night. Lindsey Winborne chipped in 11 points to add to the Lady Cougars’ total.
Markeria Butler led Salem with 24 points and Ariel Fortenberry tossed in 17 points for the Lady Cats.
BA Coach Mack Gardner commented about the victory after the game, “We were lucky to get the win. Salem is a good ball club, and you can’t make mistakes ad expect to win. The margin for error, especially this early in the season, is so small. I am proud of the girls though, they found a way to pull it out at the end.”
Salem 59, BA 50
Donovan Harness was the offensive leader for the Wildcats with a team-high 14 points. Julius Faulk chipped in with 10 points. Austin Fazande and Donovan Peters directed Salem on the boards with six rebounds apiece.
Peyton Hood scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Cougars. Ethan Harris provided 17 points.