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Fast start propels Barons to victory over Morris College

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Junior Baron George Fudge (#15) shoots a two-pointer while the Morris College team looks on. The Barons defeated Morris 77-63 Nov. 11 at home. (Photo by Nicole Mathis)

By Taylor Hereford

Director of Marketing

MOUNT VERNON – Fast starts are huge in college basketball – especially when playing at home.  The Brewton-Parker College men’s basketball team jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead Saturday against Morris College and held on for a 77-63 win.

The Barons (2-4) were led by junior George Fudge’s double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds.  Tony Deberry had 15 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. 

“George had a break-out game,” said head coach Steve Barker.  “We are expecting him to build on Saturday’s momentum and play a vital part in our team’s success the rest of the season.”

For the game, the Barons shot 56 percent from the field – a statistic Barker says will no doubt keep the Barons in every game they play.

“When you shoot that high of a percentage as a team, you keep yourself in the game with a chance to win in the end,” said Barker.  “We have got to build on this as we get closer to conference play.”

Morris College (1-1), a member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (EIAC) out of Sumter, S.C., defeated Emmanuel College earlier this season.  Emmanuel and BPC are both in the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).

“We knew coming in that Morris was a good basketball team,” said Barker.  “They are very athletic and capable of scoring lots of points.  This was a very good win for our program.”

Last Thursday the Barons dropped a non-conference contest to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), 86-72.  Their next home game was Monday night, Nov. 13, against Edward Waters College.  The conference opener will be Thursday, Nov. 16, at Faulkner University.  The Barons return home on Saturday for their conference home opener against Auburn-Montgomery.  Tip-off is set for 4 p.m.  All home games are played in the Gillis Gymnasium inside the Bartow and Jean Snooks Student Activities Center on the Mount Vernon campus.

Season tickets are still available for all home games.  For more information, visit BPC’s web site,



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM