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Former Lady Bulldog Martin breaks record

MOUNT VERNON, Ga. - With only a third of the 2006-2007 basketball season complete, senior guard Monique Martin has broken another record. This time it is her own.

Martin, who played high school basketball at Thomson High, scored 52 points in a 84-82 overtime win over Edward Waters College on Nov. 27, solidifying her position in the record books as the highest single game scorer - both male and female - in Brewton-Parker College history. She previously broke Sug Parker's record by scoring 50 points in a win over Morris College Nov. 11.

Over a three game series against Edward Waters, No. 6 Lee University, and Reinhardt College, Martin was again named player of the week for the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC). Martin averaged 42 points, 12 rebounds, and five steals during those games.

With Martin's continued stellar contributions this season, the No. 23 Lady Barons (8-1, 3-1 SSAC) won three out of four games over the Thanksgiving season, defeating Morris College (71-59), Edward Waters, and Reinhardt. The team dropped its first conference game of the season at Lee Nov. 30, 75-56.

Against Lee, Martin was the only scorer in double figures for the Lady Barons (33 points). As a team, BPC shot 31 percent from the field, 35 percent from the three point line, and 68 percent from the free throw line.

Another huge difference came in rebounding. For the game, Lee out rebounded the Lady Barons, 52-23.

The Lady Barons returned home Dec. 2 for another conference game against Reinhardt without starter Monica Hunter, who had to return home due to a death in her family. In the game, Martin garnered another double-double - scoring 42 points and grabbing 13 rebounds - as BPC defeated Reinhardt, 77-65.

The Lady Barons now enter another crucial four game road trip that will take them into 2007.

The team has conference games against Brenau University (Dec. 7), Southern Wesleyan University (Dec. 9), and Berry College (Jan. 4). There is one non-conference game at Flagler College Dec. 30. The Lady Barons return home for a conference game against Southern Polytechnic Jan. 6.

All home games are played in the Gillis Gymnasium inside the Bartow and Jean Snooks Student Activities Center.

Web posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006

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