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Lady Dolphins open basketball season Tuesday, Oct. 29

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By Staff Report

 Coach Joe Gaughan begins his second year as coach of the Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team with his first full recruiting class.

Briahna Dickerson is a 5-foot-8 guard from St. James High School who was team captain her senior year and averaged nearly 10 points per game. 

Chantay Smith is a 5-foot-5 guard from East Carteret High School in Beaufort. She averaged 17 points per game her senior year and had a career single-game high of 32 points. 

Jasmine Corbett is a 5-foot-10 forward/center rom Ashley High School in Wilmington. She is a strong rebounder and scorer and helped her team win 20 games her senior year. 

Anasia Evans, a 5-foot-1 point guard from Fairmont High School, was an All-Three Rivers Conference member and averaged nearly 18 points and four steals per game. 

Courtney Pearsall, a 5-foot-7 forward/guard from Clinton High School, was District 4 Player of the Year and scored more than 1,000 points in her high school career.  She also averaged 15 points per game her senior year.

Hayden Jessup, a 5-foot-4 guard from Topsail High School, will be the lock-down defender for the Dolphins.

The four returning players are 5-foot-11 forward Crystal Hicks, guards Kima Sidberry and Tyesha McLean and 5-foot-9 center/forward Kenedra Smith.

Hicks averaged 6.8 points per game for a team that averaged 53.3 points a game. She also averaged 5.4 rebounds per game for a team that averaged 30.4. McLean averaged 5.9 points per game.

The Lady Dolphins opened their season Tuesday, Oct. 29. Its next home game is 2 p.m. Nov. 17 against Spartanburg Methodist.

The Lady Dolphins also will play in the annual BCC Holiday Tournament, with games Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. See schedule at gobccsports.com.