BCC's season ends in Region X semifinal

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Top-seeded Brunswick Community College men’s basketball team lost 79-71 to No. 5 seed Cape Fear in a semifinal Friday of the Region X championship tournament.

BCC, the regular-season champion playing its second game in its new gym, finishes the season 24-7.

Cape Fear (20-12) beat No. 3 seed Clinton Junior College in the title game and advances to the National Junior College Athletic Association national basketball tournament. The five-day tourney will be played March 17-21 at the Hutchinson Sports Arena in Kansas.

Cape Fear was the one conference team that gave BCC the most trouble all season. BCC beat the Sea Devils 77-75 in the conference game Jan. 28 but lost 87-84 Feb. 20 at Cape Fear.

On Friday, Cephas Oglesby scored 25 points and 11 rebounds for Cape Fear. David Best had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

For BCC (23-7), sophomore Lamonte Theus hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

BCC led 41-38 at the half, but a 3-pointer by Oglesby gave Cape Fear a 60-57 lead with about 9 minutes, 30 seconds left. BCC never regained the lead.