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BPC women’s basketball shines in Tip-Off Classic

BPC Basketball cheerleaders
BPC Basketball Cheerleaders (Photos by Ashley Byrd)


By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News and Public Information


Shelby Pauling (2)
Shelby Pauling (2), a junior from Orangeburg, S.C., struggles to keep the ball and make a shot against a Bennett College player. Kanyatta Gatling (31), a junior from Griffin, is pictured at left.

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College hosted the BPC/Days Inn Tip-Off Classic Nov. 2-3 on the Mount Vernon campus, opening the 2007-2008 basketball season.


BPC’s women’s team won both games in the Classic, overwhelming Bennett College, 101-31, Nov. 2 and defeating Warner Southern College, 85-67, Nov. 3. Games were played in the Gillis Gymnasium inside the Snooks Student Activities Center.


Head coach Sug Parker is proud of his team’s efforts.


“We came out and played aggressive,” said Parker. “We played our style of basketball and ended with a good victory.”


“Defense wins games,” he added.


Leading scorer in the Bennett College game was senior Filita Kirkendoll, with 21 points. Junior Trenese Boyd followed with 14 points and four rebounds. Junior Kaela Gibson scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds. Freshman LaKristie Bussey and junior Tanisha Murray both put 10 points on the board and picked up six rebounds.


In the game against Warner Southern, Gibson led the scoring with 15 points. Murray followed with 14 points and Shawnique Johnson, a senior, had 12 points and eight rebounds. Junior Shelby Pauling finished with 11 points and Kanyatta Gatling, a junior, scored 10 points and picked up seven rebounds.


Nate Greene (22)
Nate Greene (22), a freshman from Americus, lines up a two-point shot against Webber International University Nov. 2.

BPC’s men’s team lost a nail biter Friday, Nov. 2 to Webber International University, 68-67. Senior George Fudge led the team with 18 points and five rebounds. Juniors Jurbien Byrd and Maurice Veal both grabbed five rebounds.


The men’s team also couldn’t overcome an 11 point deficit in the first half against Voorhees College Nov. 3, which led to a 71-60 loss.


Byrd finished with 17 and five rebounds. Bradley Wilson and Nate Greene both scored 10 points each, with Wilson picking up four rebounds and Greene, five.


Head Coach Steve Barker looks forward to the next few weeks of the season.


“We’re young and have been hit by the ‘injury bug’. Hopefully we can get some people healthy in the next 10 days,” he said.


BPC’s women take on Concordia College Nov. 14 (today) at 5:30 p.m. in the Gillis Gymnasium on the Mount Vernon campus. The men’s and women’s teams take the court again at home Nov. 27; the men play Edward Waters College at 8 p.m. and the women play Brenau College at 6 p.m.



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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM