Guard ends regular season tied for second in district play

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Brook Hill Guard 62, Athens Hornets 77, FINAL

BH: 16 9 22 15 - 62

AHS: 23 19 16 19 - 77

Marching their way back into basketball action last week was the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team, as the team loaded the bus and traveled to take on the Athens Hornets in a non-district contest Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Athens High School.

In the first quarter, the two teams were engaged in a battle for control of the flow of momentum early in the contest, as the home team Athens netted a total of 23 points, compared to the 16 points collected by Brook Hill.

The Hornets’ strong offensive push stung the Guard in the second quarter of play, as Athens outscored Brook Hill, 19-9, allowing the Hornets to take a 42-25 lead over the Guard as the teams headed for the locker rooms for the halftime break.

After making their way back onto the court for the second half of basketball action, the Guard offense was able to march its way down the court with success, as the team amassed a total of 22 points in the third quarter of play, compared to the Hornets’ 16 points of offense.

In the fourth quarter, the home team Athens used their offensive abilities to swarm against the Brook Hill defense, as the Hornets outscored the Guard, 19-15, allowing Athens to claim the non-district victory over Brook Hill, 77-62.

Leading the efforts for the Guard in the contest against the Hornets was senior guard Reid Hill, collecting a total of 16 points, including four three-pointers.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against Athens included senior post Miguel Vega, with 14 points; junior guard Jared Johnson, with 13 points; senior forward Campbell Fletcher, with six points; junior forward Conner Livesay, with six points; and freshman guard Carson Richards, with three points.

Brook Hill Guard 50,

All Saints Trojans 53, FINAL

BH: 18 7 11 14 - 50

AS: 12 9 14 18 - 53

After suffering the loss to the Athens Hornets, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team returned to district action, as the team traveled the short distance to Tyler for a battle against the All Saints Trojans Friday, Feb. 9, at All Saints High School.

In the first quarter, the visiting Guard and home team Trojans were caught up in a war of offenses, with Brook Hill taking an early lead by scoring a total of 18 points, compared to the 12 points netted by All Saints.

The scoring was tight between the Trojans and the Guard in the second quarter of play, as All Saints was able to take the advantage in the quarter, outscoring Brook Hill, 9-7. At the halftime intermission, the teams left the court for the locker room with the Guard holding a 25-21 lead over the Trojans.

As both teams made their way back onto the court for the second half of basketball action, the home team Trojans wielded an effective offensive attack, scoring a total of 14 points, compared to the 11 points collected by the Guard.

In the fourth quarter, Brook Hill attempted to hold on to its early lead, but the attack of All Saints proved to be too much to handle, as the Trojans managed to outscore the Guard, 18-14, allowing All Saints to strip away the lead and claim the district win over Brook Hill, 53-50.

The leader in scoring for the Guard in the district contest against the Trojans was Hill, collecting a total of 17 points in the game, including four three-pointers.

Other significant contributors for Brook Hill against All Saints included Johnson, with 16 points; Vega, with 14 points; and sophomore forward David Roberts, with three points.

With a record of 0-2 last week, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team wrapped up the 2017-2018 regular season with an overall record of 17-12, 3-3 in district play, allowing the team to tie for second place in the district.

Next week: TIE-BREAKER: Tuesday, Feb. 13 - Brook Hill vs. Bishop Gorman at Grace Community.

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