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Briarwood Academy girls showcase long range in win

The Briarwood Academy Lady Buccaneers basketball team improved their record to 6-5 with a victory over the CSRA Lady Warriors at the Briarwood gym last Friday, Jan. 8.

"I was pleased that we were able to get another win," Briarwood Academy head coach Clayton Parrish said after his team rolled to an easy 68-32 win over the visiting homeschoolers' team from Columbia County.

"Now that the second half of the season is upon us, we've got to start playing more consistent."

The Lady Buccaneers hosted Twiggs Academy last Saturday, but results of that game were not available.

Briarwood was scheduled to play Brentwood Schools on Monday and John Hancock Academy on Tuesday night.

This Friday, the Lady Buccaneers will entertain David Emanuel Academy of Swainsboro.

In the game against the Lady Warriors, the Lady Buccaneers were led in scoring by senior Brittini Phelps and eighth grader Tiffany Pate -- both with 12 points.

Sarah Boudet led the Lady Warriors with 12 points.

Briarwood claimed the lead for the first time in the game with 4:27 remaining in the first period.

Phelps stole a pass and quickly passed the ball off to Henderson who made a nice layup that gave the Lady Bucs a 6-5 lead.

Briarwood never looked back after that basket.

Instead, they kept their offensive pace the entire game and ended up winning by the biggest margin over an opponent this season.

Phelps hit a three-point shot with 6:36 left in the first half to give the Lady Bucs a 21-8 lead.

Coxwell, a sophomore, added her own three-pointer with 1:41 left in the second period, which gave the Briarwood a commanding 39-16 lead.

Lizzie Keen, a senior, also hit from that range just before halftime. At the half, Briarwood led 42-19.

Pate, who appears to be improving the more she plays, managed to hit three consecutive field goals in the third period that put Briarwood up by 30 points, 51-21.

Web posted on Thursday, January 14, 2010

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