Bevill State drops sixth straight game

MMI hands Bears 71-65 loss

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 2/4/19

The Bevill State Bears found themselves down once again by a small margin with less than two minutes left in regulation — only to come up short in a 71-65 loss to Marion Military Institute on Monday at Glen Clem Gymnasium.

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Bevill State drops sixth straight game

MMI hands Bears 71-65 loss

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The Bevill State Bears found themselves down once again by a small margin with less than two minutes left in regulation — only to come up short in a 71-65 loss to Marion Military Institute on Monday at Glen Clem Gymnasium.

The Bears have lost six straight games, including three straight home Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) games.

Wanya King led the Bears with 20 points and five rebounds, while Miguel Williams scored 15 points. Chris Freeman had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bears overcame an early 11-point lead by the Tigers to pull within five points at the half, 36-31.

Bevill State fell behind by nine points at 47-38 with 13:10 remaining in the game, but the Bears didn’t go down without a fight.

A driving layup by King and a Peyton Woods 3-pointer pulled the Bears to within four points at 49-45 with 9:44 left, but Marion Military bounced back with a run of its own for a 59-50 lead with 6:05 on the clock.

Bevill State put together one more rally. Down 63-54, Freeman converted a 3-point play and King connected on a 3-pointer, cutting the gap to just three points at 66-63 with three minutes remaining in the game.

That would be as close as the Bears would get. Marion’s Joshua Rathell made a clutch 3-pointer of his own with 2:16 left. MMI’s Nathan Boyd, Monte Wilkerson and Josue Passius made critical free throws down the stretch put the game away.

The Bears (14-8, 3-5) play at Lawson State in another ACCC North Division contest on Saturday.