Lady Barons take road loss before home stretch

Brewton-Parker College women's basketball coach Tommy Dalley said he could find solace, on the heels of a 64-41 loss Thursday at Auburn University-Montgomery (Ala.) that three of the Lady Barons' final four conference games are at home.

"What more could you want at the end of the season?" said Dalley, whose team resumes Georgia-Alabama Carolina Conference play Thursday when it entertains Reinhardt College at the Student Activities Center.

The Lady Barons (19-7 overall, 8-4 GACC) look to complete a season sweep of Reinhardt (4-22, 1-10 entering this week) in the 6 p.m. game and then seek revenge against GACC co-leader North Georgia College and State University (23-3, 10-1 entering the week) in Saturday's homecoming game at 2 p.m.

Saturday's game is a rematch of a 69-67 Lady Saints win Jan. 25 on North Georgia's homecoming in Dahlonega, which was decided by two free throws with three seconds remaining.

Dalley blamed the loss at AUM on turnovers, of which Brewton-Parker committed 15 in the first half and 22 for the game, and the Lady Senators' sharp shooting from 3-point range (10-for-17).

The Lady Barons had a 10-4 lead early before AUM (18-7, 10-1) scored 16 unanswered points and built a 39-21 advantage by halftime.

"You can't play catch-up to Auburn-Montgomery," Dalley said. "It's a possession game with them."

Lady Barons senior forward Tameka Oliver led all scorers with 19 points, while sophomore forward Monica Diamond led four Lady Senators in double figures with 16 points.