Bevill State falls in return to court

Coastal Alabama South wins 85-74

By W. BRIAN HALE, Eagle Sports Writer
Posted 11/2/17

The Bevill State Bears’ first game in over six years had a rocky start, but provided second-half excitement for the fans in attendance in a 85-74 loss to the Coastal Alabama-South Sun Chiefs on Thursday at Glen Clem Gymnasium in the inaugural Clem-Robinson Classic.

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Bevill State falls in return to court

Coastal Alabama South wins 85-74

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The Bevill State Bears’ first game in over six years had a rocky start, but provided second-half excitement for the fans in attendance in a 85-74 loss to the Coastal Alabama-South Sun Chiefs on Thursday at Glen Clem Gymnasium in the inaugural Clem-Robinson Classic.

Down by as much as 30 points in the first half of the contest, the Bears rallied with a stellar offensive and defensive effort in the second half — outscoring the Sun Chiefs 51-36.

“The first half was embarrassing — I never dreamed we’d be that bad. Hopefully the effort and way we performed in the second half will get our guys’ confidence up. We were playing a really good team — Coastal-South is expected to finish second in the entire state and they’re very talented,” Bevill State head coach Tommy Suitts said.

“There is something to be said for playing as bad as we did in the first half and not giving up. Both Jarius Williams and Earnest Medlock played very big roles in getting us back in the game — I was very proud of what I saw from them.”

Medlock led the team with 19 points on the night, while Williams contributed 13. Wanya King followed with 10 points and Antonio Copeland and Chris Freeman each scored nine points.

The Bears stay at home for their next contest against the Enterprise State Boll Weevils on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on www.mountaineagle.com, where the full broadcast of Thursday night’s game can be accessed in its entirety.