Lady Barons look to rebound from conference loss on road

The Brewton-Parker Lady Barons were dealt an 83-75 loss Monday night to Georgia Southwestern State University in a Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference basketball game at Americus.

"We didn't play up to our ability," said Lady Barons coach Tommy Dalley, whose team (16-6 overall, 5-3 GACC) made 23 turnovers and shot just 42 percent from the floor. "We are not handling the ball well and that is going to be key in close games the rest of the season."

Georgia Southwestern (10-11, 4-4), which shot slightly better at 43 percent and had 22 turnovers, six of which resulted in three steals apiece for Lady Barons junior guard Toya Rogers and freshman guard Tamika Drinks.

The teams combined to make just 5 of 22 3-point shots (22.7 percent) in a game that marked the midpoint of the GACC schedule for both squads.

Senior guard Takara Solomon had the Lady Barons' strongest shooting night by hitting 7 of 14 shots and 11 of 12 free throws for a game-high 25 points and also had three assists. Senior forward Tameka Oliver followed with 12 points and had a game-high nine rebounds, and Drinks finished with 10 points.

Georgia Southwestern had five double-figure scorers, led by sophomore guard Kim Flowers with 16 points.

The Lady Barons' next game is Thursday at home against Shorter College at 6 p.m., and they play host to Southern Polytechnic State University on Saturday at 2 p.m.