Bevill State celebrated the long holiday weekend with a win against Gadsden State Monday night after walking away with a win the previous Monday against Faulkner State.
It looked like an easy victory over Gadsden State Community College Monday night as the Bears put the Cardinals in their place 84-62.
Bevill State saw four plays score in the double digits, with Mike James leading the way putting 18 points on the board. He went 6-of-8 at the free throw line to help the Bears reach 66.7 percent at the line.
James also led the team in assists with ten, proving once again why he ranks number three in Division I in assists per game.
Mike McKinley was 3-of-4 behind the line, but the Bears struggled, hitting only 6-of-18 attempts at the 3-point range. However, they were 54.1 percent at the field goal line.
Tom Jervis, who put six points on the board, led the defense with five blocks and eight steals. Dauda Fadeyi and Jerry Prudhomme had seven steals each to add to the team total of 40 for the game. Mike James and Jerry Prudhomme had four steals each, followed by Dauda Fadeyi and Jamar Livings who each had two.
BSCC 41 43-84
GSCC 30 32-62
BSCC (84): Mike James 18, Jamar Livings 17, Jerry Prudhomme 15, Quintin Smith 12, Mike McKinley 9, Tom Jervis 6, Dauda Fadeyi 4, Olly Mansour 3.
Monday, the 9th
Bevill State gained the lead early against Faulkner, but it was a tremulous lead as the Sun Chiefs battled back in the second half only to lose by one point 71-70.
The Bears were strong behind the free throw line, hitting 69.6 percent of their foul shots (16-of-23), with Jamar Livings leading the way with 5-of-5, followed by Mike James with 4-of-4 and Quintin Smith with 3-of-3. They were not, however, as sturdy at the 3-point line, hitting 5-of-15, just 33.3 percent behind the line. Bevill State was 41 percent at the field goal line, with Dauda Fadeyi hitting 3-of-4.
Livings also led the way in scoring with 20 points, with Quintin Smith following with 13 points and Mike James, who led the offense with four steals and eight assists, added 12 points to his stats. Tom Jervis had four blocks and 11 rebounds to add to the team total of 34.
BSCC 37 34-71
FSCC 34 36-70
BSCC (71): Jamar Livings 20, Quintin Smith 13, Mike James 12, Tom Jervis 7, Robbie Cross 6, Dauda Fadeyi 6, Antonio Benjamin 5, Jerry Prudhomme 2.