Brewton-Parker trio earn women's All-GACC honors

MOUNT VERNON -- Three Brewton-Parker College women's basketball players received postseason honors from the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference coaches for their performances during the Lady Barons' record-setting regular season.

Seniors Tameka Oliver and Takara Solomon were named to the All-Conference Team and Ashley Little made the All-Freshman Team.

Oliver, a 6-foot-2 forward from Savannah, led the Lady Barons in scoring with 503 points (16.8 average), rebounds with 268 (8.9 average) and free-throw shooting (127-for-152, 83.6 percent) and was ranked No. 7 in NAIA Division I for free-throw percentage as of Feb. 26.

Oliver entered the GACC postseason tournament with 1,071 career points and had a career-high 27 points in the Lady Barons' 97-53 season-opening win over Morris College (S.C.), their first game in Brewton-Parker's new Student Activities Center. She had 11 double-doubles of points and rebounds during the regular season.

Solomon, a 5-9 guard from Eustis, Fla., led the Lady Barons in field-goal percentage at 52.9 percent (138-for-261) and steals with 38 (1.3 average), was second in scoring with 386 points (12.9 average) and free-throw percentage (83.3 percent, 110-for-132) and was ranked No. 9 in NAIA Division I for free-throw percentage as of Feb. 26. She also was third on the team in rebounds with 146 (4.9 average).

Solomon's season-high game was a career-high 35 points in the Lady Barons' 89-74 homecoming win over North Georgia College and State University, a performance that helped earn her GACC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 16-22.

Little, a 5-4 guard from Lawrenceville, led the Lady Barons in 3-point field-goal percentage with 36.7 percent and had a team-high 66 3-point goals (on 180 attempts) during the regular season.

Little was second on the team in steals with 58 (2.0 average) and third in points scored (343) and average (11.8) during the regular season, with a college career-high 23 points in the Lady Barons' 81-66 win over Reinhardt College on Jan. 23.

Little, Oliver and Solomon all were named to the Brewton-Parker Tip-Off Classic's all-classic team after the Lady Barons won both their games in the season-opening event, the first for basketball in the new Student Activities Center.

Oliver was named Most Valuable Player and Solomon was an All-Classic selection for the Brewton-Parker Christmas Shootout in December.

Oliver also made the All-Tournament Team at the Heritage Bank Tip-Off Tournament at Clayton College and State University in Morrow and the All-Classic Teams at the ALLTEL Classic at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, both of which were in November.

Brewton-Parker completed the regular season with a 23-7 overall record and a No. 25 ranking in the NAIA Division I national ratings. The Lady Barons were 12-4 in the GACC, earning them the No. 3 seed for the conference postseason tournament in Dahlonega, where they made the semifinals.

Brewton-Parker is now 24-8 and entered this week awaiting word on a berth into the NAIA I national tournament March 19-25 in Jackson, Tenn.

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Ashley Little Takara Solomon Tameka Oliver