Brewton-Parker College tied the women's basketball school record
Brewton-Parker College tied the women's basketball school record for
victories Monday night in convincing fashion with a 69-42 win over Emmanuel
College in Franklin Springs.
The Lady Barons (22-7) improved to 11-4 in Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference play with one game remaining, Saturday against Georgia Southwestern State University beginning at 6 p.m. at the Student Activities Center.
Brewton-Parker matched the 22 wins by the Lady Barons of 2000-01, who qualified for the NAIA Division I national tournament.
"We played well," said Brewton-Parker coach Tommy Dalley, who said he pulled the starters with about 10 minutes remaining and the Lady Barons ahead by 32.
Brewton-Parker shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half in building a 37-24 halftime lead while holding Emmanuel to 35 percent shooting in the first half and to just 29 percent for the game.
Senior forward Tameka Oliver led the Lady Barons with a game-high 20 points, while senior guard Takara Solomon -- who earlier Monday was named GACC Player of the Week after scoring 55 points in two games -- added another 15 points on 6-of-10 shots.
Freshman guard Ashley Little was 4-for-8 from 3-point range in scoring 12 points, and junior guard Toya Rogers led the Lady Barons in rebounding for the second straight game with 11.
"We are playing as good right now as we have been playing all year," Dalley said. "Everybody is doing their part."
Senior guard Crissy Walker led Emmanuel (16-16, 4-10 GACC) with a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds.