After trailing by double-digits most of the second half, BRCC rallied within four points in the final minutes before losing 60-53. The loss is the second consecutive home defeat for Baton Rouge, bringing the season record to 5-5.
The Bears were playing from behind from the outset. With twelve minutes to play in the first half, BRCC was struggling to make shots and found themselves trailing 14-7. Over the next six minutes, Marion Military Institute increased their lead with a 10-1 run. The two sides traded baskets to close out the half and BRCC went into halftime down 37-20.
The Bears faced a large deficit for the majority of the second half. It took until the final four minutes of the game for the Bears to face a single digit deficit. By that point they just ran out of time. BRCC was able to cut the lead to four at 55-51, but with only forty-four seconds left in the game they could not get closer.
Baton Rouge hits the road Monday for a two-day tournament at Mississippi Gulf Coast. BRCC plays the home team on Monday evening at 6:45 pm; they face Faulkner State on Tuesday afternoon at 12:00 pm.