The Bears (14-7 overall, 3-3 in Alabama Community College Conference play) trailed by three points midway through the the second half, but went on a late run to earn the conference win.
“We’re glad to win it because it was one of those games where we couldn’t put them away,” Bevill State coach Rick Bolling said. “We were down in the second half, but we never lost our poise. We had some good stops and some big rebounds down the stretch.”
Bevill State led 51-40 at the half.
Ricky Sears led the Bears offensively with 24 points, William Johnson had 18, Robert Wakefield put in 12 and Greg McClain added 10. Ryan Ervin, Chris Key and Kaderius Gunnerson each had eight rebounds.
The win closed out a seven-day stretch that included four games. Bevill State won three of the four.
“I’m real pleased with where we are with these freshmen,” Bolling said.
Bevill plays at Gadsden State beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday.