Lady Barons balanced in 93-40 victory over Allen (S.C.)

MOUNT VERNON -- Every member of the Brewton-Parker College Lady Barons basketball team scored points Tuesday night in their 93-40 non-conference victory over Allen University (S.C.) in the Student Activities Center.

"I thought we played hard defensively and did a lot better job of executing on the offensive end," Lady Barons coach Sheila Simmons said of her team's 50 percent (33-for-66) effort from the floor while hitting 75 percent of their free throws.

"We had a pretty good shooting night, but the main thing is we forced 37 turnovers (with 17 steals) and only committed 12 turnovers."

As a result, Brewton-Parker (3-1) led 53-21 at halftime and held Allen to 40 percent shooting from the field, while the Lady Yellow Jackets hurt themselves by hitting just 38 percent of their free throws (8-for-21).

Sophomore forward-guard and Mount Vernon native Tamika Drinks posted her first double-double as a Lady Baron with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds, and she also had four steals to share the team lead with Dannisha Winfrey.

Sophomore guard Ashley Little of Lawrenceville led the scoring with 20 points and had a team-high four assists with two steals.

Winfrey, a sophomore guard from Paterson, N.J., also matched Drinks' 14-point total and made two assists, and sophomore guard Trivia Richardson of Dublin had 10 points along with four rebounds and two steals.

This weekend, the Lady Barons will play in the Heritage Bank Tip-Off Tournament at Clayton College and State University in Morrow. They play against Eckerd College (S.C.) at 6 p.m. Friday and against either Clayton State or Barber-Scotia College (N.C.) in Saturday's championship game at 4 p.m. or the consolation game at 2 p.m.

Brewton-Parker then travels to Columbia, S.C., to play Allen on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 5:30 p.m.


Brewton-Parker College sophomore guard Trivia Richardson (left) scrambles to gain possession of a loose ball against an Allen University (S.C.) player in first-half action of the Lady Barons' 93-40 win over Allen on Nov. 18 at the Student Activities Center in Mount Vernon. (Photo by Josh Niswonger)