Guard basketball eliminated by Crusaders in district tie-breaker bout

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Brook Hill Guard 46, Bishop Gorman Crusaders 64, FINAL

BH: 3 11 11 21 - 46

BG: 11 11 17 25 - 64

Even though the 2017-2018 regular season ended recently, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team found themselves back on the hardwood court, as the team competed in a winner-take-all tie-breaker game for second place in the district against the Bishop T.K. Gorman Crusaders Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the neutral-site location of Grace Community High School.

In the first quarter, the offensive production of the Brook Hill squad was unable to start efficiently, as the team could only collect a total of three points, compared to the 11 points amassed by Bishop Gorman.

Both the Guard and the Crusaders were able to match up evenly in the second quarter of play, as both teams were credited with 11 points each. At the halftime intermission, the teams headed for the locker rooms with Bishop Gorman holding a 22-14 lead over Brook Hill.

After returning to the court for the second half of the winner-take-all district playoff matchup, Bishop Gorman attacked Brook Hill with strong offensive purpose, scoring a total of 17 points in the third quarter of play, while Brook Hill added a total of 11 points to their total.

In the fourth quarter, the Guard marched their way to a strong offensive push, as the team attempted to mount a comeback rally and advance past their adversary, collecting a total of 21 points.

However, the late rally by Brook Hill was unsuccessful, as the overwhelming offensive output by the Crusaders was too much to overcome, netting a total of 25 points, allowing Bishop Gorman to claim the victory and the second place team finish in the district, 64-46, eliminating Brook Hill’s hopes for a playoff berth.

The attack of the Guard against the Crusaders was led by senior post Miguel Vega, collecting a total of 13 points in the tie-breaker bout.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Bishop Gorman included junior guard Jared Johnson, with 10 points; senior guard Reid Hill, with nine points, including three three-pointers; sophomore forward David Roberts, with eight points; and freshman forward TyJuan Cannon, with six points.

With the loss in the district tie-breaker game against the Bishop Gorman Crusaders, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team ended its 2017-2018 campaign with an overall record of 17-13, 3-3 in district play.

“The season didn’t end the way we wanted but they way the guys fought all year was great,” said Jacob Agnew, Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball head coach. “Winning a total of two tournaments and starting the season at 7-0 is something we can build on. Some younger guys stepped up all season and I am very encouraged for the future of our program.”

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