Bevill State concluded their third game in a row on Saturday with a trip to Bevill State-Jasper. The Bears are in the middle of a four game road trip before concluding the season on Thursday at home against Gadsden State.
Shelton State 92 Bevill State-Fayette 57:
The week began with a trip to Tuscaloosa to face Shelton State in a pivotal conference match-up. Shelton came out of the gate on fire grabbing a 9-0 lead after the first four minutes of play. The Bears would battle back to close the gap to four points heading into the locker room.
Leading scorer for the Bears was Terry Thompson who finished with 16 points on the night. Bevill State shot 35 percent for the game and 17 percent from three-point range. Leading scorer for Shelton State was Lajay Spears who had 15.
Shelton would begin the second half as the first one ended scoring the first nine points to claim a 43-30 lead and never looked back. When the final horn sounded Shelton had completed an impressive 92-57 victory over the Bevill State Bears.
With the loss, the Bears hold a 14-12 record overall and a 5-6 record in conference play.
Snead State 78 Bevill State-Fayette 64:
The Bears traveled to Boaz on Thursday night to take on the Parsons of Snead State. This was the second meeting of the season with Snead claiming a 92-79 decision earlier in the year.
The first half was close from the tip as both teams struggled shooting the ball. Snead State was able to claim a 6 point lead going into halftime thanks to taking advantage of Bevill State turnovers. This would prove to be the theme on the night as the Bears committed 19 turnovers to only 12 assists.
Bevill State Coach Paul Johnson commented following the game, "We need to cut back our turnovers if we plan on being successful in close games. We are making too many mistakes and it is showing up on the scoreboard."
Leading scorer for Bevill State was Keith Fisher who finished with 17 points on 6-for-18 shooting. Also in double figures was Kevis Anderson with 14. Bo Amusa had 12 points and a team high 8 rebounds while Joe Lastrape finished with 11 points on the night. Game high in scoring for Snead State was Brandon Bryant who had 27 points on 6-for-6 shooting from three-point range.
The loss drops the Bears to 14-14 overall and 5-7 in the conference.
Bevill-Jasper 71 Bevill State-Fayette 64
Bevill State was in action Saturday night for a rivalry game against Bevill State-Jasper. Bevill-Fayette had won earlier in the season against Bevill-Jasper by a score of 81-68.
Bevill-Jasper was able to gain control of the game early racing out to 23-13 lead with ten minutes remaining in the first half. Bevill-Fayette fought their way back on the heels of stingy defense to go on a 14-4 run to tie the game at 27 heading into the locker room.
Bevill-Jasper changed the pace of the game in the second half by going to a 2-3 zone, which seemed to turn the game in their favor. This along with taking advantage of 14 turnovers by Bevill State-Fayette was the difference in the game.
Leading scorers in the game for Bevill State-Fayette were Terry Thompson and Keith Fisher who each finished with 15 points. Thompson also pulled down a game high 11 rebounds. Also in double figures was Bo Amusa who chipped in 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the field.
The loss drops Bevill State-Fayette to 14-14 overall and 5-9 in the conference. The Bears will be back in action at home on Thursday, Feb. 28 for the final home game of the season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.