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Q Kelley Classic opens Barons Basketball season

Barons Q Appreciation
Coach John D. Jones accepts a plaque of appreciation from Q Kelley’s mother, Theresa, at the Nov. 6 game against Trinity College during the Q Kelley Memorial Tip-off Classic. (Photo by Kelley M. Arnold)

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News & Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball opened their season in grand style at home this past weekend with the Q Kelley Memorial Tip-off Classic, Nov. 5-6.

Named in honor of former BPC player, Quintereal Javoris “Q” Kelley who lost his life earlier this year, the classic lent an air of excitement to campus as six teams traveled to Mount Vernon to participate in a series of games Friday and Saturday. Participating teams in addition to the BPC Men and Women include Trinity College, Edward Waters College, Southern Polytechnic, Martin Methodist and Voorhees College.

Tim Jickell
Tim Jickell adds another two-pointer to the board over a Trinity College opponent Saturday, Nov. 6. The game ended with one point shy of 100 for the Barons to 72 for Trinity. (Photo by Elizabeth Poythress)

Q Kelley’s mother, Theresa, recognized Coach John D. Jones and the Men’s Basketball team Saturday prior to the start of their game against Trinity College. She presented Jones and the team with a plaque, stating, “On behalf of Q Kelley and the entire Kelley Family, we would like to extend our gratitude of appreciation to the BPC for all of your love, support and for allowing us to be a part of the BPC Family. We thank God for you allowing “Q” to show his talent and having a part of so many lives. God Bless you, the Kelley Family.”

Courtney Saunds

Lady Baron Courtney Saunds, a 5’9” freshman from Darien, Ga., lines up a free throw during the BPC Women’s win over Edward Waters Friday, Nov. 5. (Photo by Raymond Minks)

The Men’s team stands 1-2 following the classic, with a 66-85 loss to Martin Methodist Friday and a 99-72 win over Trinity College Saturday. Their first game of the season Nov. 1 against Voorhees ended in a disappointing 8 point loss, 48-56.

Men's Basketball v. Martin Methodist

Lawrence McCray (10), a 6’5” junior center from Jacksonville, Fla., jumps over Martin Methodist opponents to score for the Barons Friday, Nov. 5. (Photo by Raymond Minks)

The Lady Barons, 2-1, racked up two wins during the classic: 84-43 against Edward Waters Friday and 64-57 over Voorhees Saturday. This was the second time the Lady Barons have faced Voorhees this season. Their first game Nov. 1 ended in a 57-71 loss.

The Lady Barons play their next home game this Saturday, Nov. 13 against Pensacola Christian College. The game begins at 6 p.m. in the Gillis Gym. The Barons’ Men are on the road this week, facing Savannah State at 7 p.m. Nov. 12.


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Updated on: November 9, 2010 3:12 PM