After leading at the end of the first half, the Bevill State Bears were outscored 42-28 in the second period in a 75-67 road loss to the Southern Union Bison on Tuesday night.
Martez Brown led the Bears with 14 points, with Jervae Peters adding 11 points and Tyreke Metcalfe scoring 10 points. Eugene Leonard had nine points.
Bevill State took control in the first period, 39-33, with Leonard’s eight-point, first- half effort leading the way.
Southern Union rallied in the second half, connecting on six three-point shots to secure the 75-67 victory.
The Bears host the Bison in the second game of the series on Friday night at 6 p.m. at Carl Cannon Coliseum.