County rivals play it old school

Published 10:11 pm Friday, February 5, 2021

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The Brantley varsity boys team took on the Luverne varsity Tigers Friday night at Brantley High School.

The Bulldogs ferociously defended their home court throughout the game, but the Tigers continued their attack resulting in an overtime ballgame. The Brantley Bulldogs were able push through with a final score of 72-66.

“Tonight was an old school Brantley/Luverne basketball game. Both teams left it on the court. I was proud of the way our kids competed and fought through some adversity” Brantley Bulldogs coach Andre Parks said.  “I thought it was fitting tonight that our two seniors Taye Person and Kenuwyn Dixon led the team down the stretch and helped secure the win. In different ways those two guys have grown into the closers our team needs and I couldn’t be more proud of them! “

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C. Turner led the Tigers with 19 points, three of those made in overtime. L. Jordan followed with 15 points for Luverne.

Kenuwyn Dixon led the Bulldogs with 29 points, six points gained during overtime. Taye Person followed with 21 points for Brantley.

Senior night was also celebrated at Friday night’s game. Yasmine Upshaw, Gabby Perkins, Kenuwyn Dixon, and Taye Person were recognized as well as Izzy Story who is the team’s videographer.

Brantley varsity boys will play Greenville at 2 pm Feb 6. Look for game details on the Luverne Journal Facebook page.

The Brantley boys will play Georgiana in the area tournament on Feb 9 at 6 pm. The girls will play Georgiana on Feb 10 at 6 pm. Both games will be played in Georgiana.

Due to players being quarantined, the Lady Bulldogs were unable to play Friday night.