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BPC Dunk Contest includes jumps over car, people at Midnight Fright

Q Kelley Memorial Tip-off Classic first home games Friday, Saturday

Stephens jumps over car
Darrie Stephens, a 6’7” 210 freshman forward from Cairo, Ga., jumps over Assistant Basketball Coach JJ Thatcher’s car during a dunk contest – and he made the basket – before an extremely enthusiastic crowd of BPC students, personnel and community members at the BPC Midnight Fright Oct. 28.

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College’s 2010-2011 Basketball Season opened Thursday night with Midnight Fright, a family-friendly seasonal pep rally in the Gillis Gym.

Although no one won the $1,000 half-court shot contest, the BPC Dunk Contest by the Men’s Basketball Team included two brag-worthy moments.

Darrie Stephens, a 6’7” 210 freshman forward from Cairo, Ga., dunked over Assistant Basketball Coach JJ Thatcher’s car before an extremely enthusiastic crowd. Andrew Dikas, a 6’5” 215 senior guard/forward from Jacksonville, Fla., ultimately won the contest after dunking over two BPC students who were standing in a line, and then dunking off a high toss up return against the back wall of the gym.

Dikas dunk over two people
Men’s Basketball Team Captain Andrew Dikas, a 6’5” 215 senior guard/forward from Jacksonville, Fla., jumps over two BPC students during the Dunk Contest at the college’s Midnight Fright pep rally Oct. 28. The event launched the 2010-2011 basketball season on the Mount Vernon campus. (Photos by Kelley Arnold)

Men’s and Women’s Basketball competed in a three-point shot contest as well. The men’s winner was freshman Cory Carden from Clearwater, Fla., and the women’s team winner was junior Sadonna Floure from Athens, Ga.

The Barons invite the community to come out to their first home games of the season, beginning this weekend with the inaugural Q Kelley Memorial Tip-off Classic.

 The Classic will be held Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. This classic will honor the life of Quinterreal “Q” Kelley, a BPC student and basketball player who lost his life last season. He was a generous and hard-working young man who will be missed by the student body. “This is one way that we can honor him,” said Men’s Basketball Coach John D. Jones.

The Q Kelley Classic begins Friday night with the women’s game at 6 p.m. against Edward Waters College, and the men’s game at 8 p.m. against Martin Methodist. The ladies play Saturday at 4 p.m. against Voorhees College, and the men follow at 6 p.m. against Trinity College. Proceeds from the cost of admission will be donated to Q Kelley’s family for the care of his young daughter.

General Admission is $6. Brewton-Parker College and Montgomery County High School students get in for free with a valid student ID. Attendees will enjoy several door prizes and half-time entertainment by the BPC Varsity Cheerleaders.

For more information about the Men’s Basketball team, contact Coach John D. Jones at 912-583-3178. For more information about the Women’s Basketball team, contact Coach DeCole Shoemate at 912-583-3176. Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in South Georgia.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
Updated on: November 2, 2010 5:01 PM