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Former Lady Dog Martin recovering from foot injury

MOUNT VERNON - A former Thomson High School Lady Bulldog will miss a few more games at Brewton-Parker College, after she broke a bone in her foot last month.

Senior Monique Martin injured her foot Jan. 25 against Lee University and will miss a couple more games, according to Head Coach Sheila Simmons.

"The preliminary report showed a small hairline fracture on the medial tarsal bone on the top of the foot. Doctors are treating it and will do another x-ray next week, and we'll go from there," said Coach Simmons. "We're keeping her fitness up. I do expect her to return within a few weeks. She's not out for the season. It's just me being very, very careful."

The Lady Barons begin their final homestand of the year Feb. 8 against Berry College, followed by a Feb. 10 game against Southern Wesleyan. The final home game will be Feb. 15 (Senior Night) against Shorter College.

Without Martin, Brewton-Parker's leading scorer, the women's basketball team split two Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) games last week.

Led by freshman Candice Clark's double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds), the Lady Barons (17-6, 9-6 SSAC) defeated Brenau University, 56-52.

Coach Simmons was also quick to point out the play of sophomore Tanisha Murray, who started in place of Martin.

"Tanisha filled some big shoes for us and was very consistent," Coach Simmons said. "I'm glad to see how well she stepped up for us."

The Lady Barons ended the week with a 88-70 loss to Reinhardt College.

Despite the two-game split in the conference, Coach Simmons said she is proud of how the Lady Barons, amidst adversity, have come together and played well as a team.

Web posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007

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