BGS teams win 6AA tourney titles

Published 7:49 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bowling Green’s boys and girls basketball teams captured the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ District 6AA Tournament titles at Central Private Saturday.

The Bucs beat Ben’s Ford, 52-40, to win the tournament, and the girls beat Central Private, 59-14, for the championship.

Bowling Green’s boys and girls, as well as Ben’s Ford’s boys team, advanced to this week’s MAIS AA South State Tournament at Simpson Academy.

The Bucs (17-12) opened tourney play Friday night with a 58-27 win over Central Private. K.J. Robertson scored 25 points, and Connor McCain had 16.

In Friday’s second game, Ben’s Ford Christian School was victorious over Centreville, 54-47, to set up a Washington Parish final.

Ben’s Ford placed four players in double figures, with Bryan Johnson recording 14 points to lead the way. Daniel Pittman scored 12 points, KeDarrius Peters posted 11, Peyton Robbins had 10 and Destin Pittman added seven.

Bowling Green’s Robertson had another big game in the finals, scoring 25 points while grabbing 16 rebounds, seven on the offensive end, in a 52-40 finals’ victory.

McCain recorded 14 points, while Patrick Roublow finished with nine. Trent Ball and Bryan Ottinger added two each for the Bucs.

Johnson had 11 points to lead Ben’s Ford scoring, while Daniel Pittman had 10, Peters seven and Robbins and Destin Pittman six each.

In girls play, Bowling Green beat Silliman Institute 61-18 in its opener Friday.

Ashley Foret led the Lady Buccaneers (30-2) with 11 points. Melissa Crowe and Regan Moody both had 10.

The Lady Bucs’ victory put them in the title game against Central Private Saturday, where they were victorious, 59-14.

Kristina Jarrell scored 24 points in the championship game. She was nine of 15 from the field, including four of six from beyond the arc.

BreAnna McNeese scored eight points for Bowling Green, while Moody and Foret each had six. Sidney Watson added four.

McKinley Seal scored three points while dishing out seven assists. Crowe and Riley Robertson both had three, and Kaylea Creel added two.

The Lady Bucs, the defending MAIS AA state champions, open South State tournament play at 4 p.m. today against Park Place Christian. The winner will play the winner of Adams County Christian and Silliman, who play today at 6:30 p.m.

The top four teams move on to the state tournament.

Ben’s Ford opened South State play after press time yesterday against Brookhaven Academy. The winner of that game will face the host school or Central Hinds.

Bowing Green’s boys tip off today at 5:15 p.m. against Hartfield Academy. The winner will play either Adams County Christian or Wayne Academy, who play at 7:45 tonight.