Wallace State-Hanceville 95 Bevill State 50
Bevill State traveled to Hanceville on Monday, Feb. 11 to take on the Wallace State Lions. The Lions brought a 23-0 record into the game along with a ranking in the national polls.
The first half began as a tight affair with both teams trying to find rhythm in shooting from the field. Hanceville reeled off the first seven points before Darrell Hicks came off the bench to supply a quick seven points of his own to tie the game. Late in the first half Hanceville began to pull away on the heels of superb defense and converting from the foul line. Going into the locker room Wallace State held a 39-25 lead.
The second half produced stifling defense and tremendous execution from the Lions. In the game, Bevill State shot a dismal 28 percent from the field and 24 percent from three-point range. Leading Scorers for the Bears were Kevis Anderson and Darrell Hicks each finishing with 10 points on the night. Wallace produced six players in double figures with Chris Leggett?s 16 points leading all scorers.
The loss drops the Bears to 14-10 overall and 5-5 in the conference.
Northwest Shoals 80 Bevill State 77
Homecoming festivities highlighted the evening in Fayette on Thursday night, Feb. 14. The celebration included the crowning of the Fayette and Hamilton Campuses? queens during half-time of the game. The opponent on the night was the Northwest Shoals Community College. The first meeting between the two teams produced a thriller, with Shoals winning 106-104 in overtime.
The outside shooting for Northwest Shoals would be the difference throughout the entire game. In the game, the Patriots knocked down 14 three-pointers on the night. The Bears shot a solid 46 percent from the field and 44 percent from three-point range.
Bevill State would have their chances late in the game. Down by one with roughly ten seconds to go, the Bears attempted to foul a Shoals player to send him to the line. The referees opted not to call the foul allowing Shoals to pass the ball up the court before eventually the foul was called. The Patriots converted two free throws and a desperation half court shot by Keith Fisher fell short giving Shoals the win.
Leading all scorers for the Bears was Keith Fisher who had 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Also in double figures were Darrell Hicks with 13 and Bo Amusa with 12.
The loss drops Bevill State to 14-11 overall and 5-6 in the conference. The Bears hit the road for four straight before returning home on Feb. 28.