Lady Barons turn attention to GACC slate

MOUNT VERNON - With non-conference play completed last weekend, the Brewton-Parker College Lady Barons basketball team now turns its attention to the conference portion of its schedule.
The Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference season for the Lady Barons begins Thursday with a 6 p.m. visit to Shorter College in Rome and continues Saturday with a 2 p.m. contest against Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta.
Brewton-Parker opens its GACC home slate Monday with a 6 p.m. game at the Student Activities Center against Southern Wesleyan University (S.C.). Another 6 p.m. home contest is set for Jan. 16 against Auburn University-Montgomery (Ala.).
"The conference is tough, as always," Lady Barons coach Tommy Dalley said. "Everybody's 0-0 and starts from scratch, and basically it's a 16-game season now. Anybody in the league can win it. We can win it, but we'll have to fight for it."
The Lady Barons (10-3), who entered the Christmas Shootout after earning the No. 21 spot in the NAIA Division I national ratings released Dec. 10, resumed its scheduled Saturday at Valdosta State University and took a 65-41 loss.
The Lady Barons were just 29 percent accurate from the floor and were charged with 23 turnovers, while Valdosta State (7-5) had three players reach the teens in scoring.
"It was just one of those games," Dalley said. "They opened with a 13-0 run and we had to play from behind. They just kicked us and were good enough to where they could do that to us. We're a better team than what we did Saturday."
Senior forward Tameka Oliver was the Lady Barons' bright spot offensively with her 16 points, hitting 3 of 5 3-point shots and going 6-for-10 from the floor.
Senior guard Takara Solomon and freshman guard Tamika Drinks shared team-leading honors in rebounds with six apiece, and freshman guard Trivia Richardson made four steals.