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Eagle Academy beats BCS to remain undefeated

January 14, 2015 By Michael Dominguez Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle Academy's Dytanya Mixson stepped up with 22 points in the second half to beat Brooklyn Collaborative Studies last Friday. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.
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The Eagle Academy Eagles beat Brooklyn Collaborative Studies (BCS) Wolves 83-55 in Bedford-Stuyvesant Friday night behind a 26-point performance from Dytanya Mixson.

With the win Eagle Academy improved to 9-0 and beat a tough division rival. BCS dropped to 6-3 on the season.

“We got off to a slow start, but we’re built for the long run,” Eagle Academy head coach Leon Pursoo said. “In most games we really extend the lead in the second and third quarter and kind of coast in the fourth, pretty much what you saw. We slowly build the lead.”

Senior guard Brandon Velocci set the pace early with a seven-point performance in the first quarter to give the Eagles a 23-13 lead after one. However, Velocci left the game with a back injury he suffered while going up for a fast break layup and it slowed down the Eagle offense.

Without Velocci, BCS came back and were within seven points in the third quarter. That’s when Mixson got hot and the Eagles pulled away. He scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half which gave the Eagles a 15-point lead after three and allowed them to coast through the fourth quarter.

“We started seeing openings in the game we stayed calm,” Mixson said. “It was a game of spurts so that was our spurt in the fourth quarter. We saw it and took advantage of it.”

Eagle Academy has eight games left on the season including games against Teachers Preparatory High School and EBC/Bushwick Leaders, two teams that beat it last year. BCS also has eight games left in its season with the last game being against Eagle Academy on Feb. 6.

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