Brook Hill Guard 62, Douglass Indians 38, FINAL
BH: 19 17 12 14 - 62
DHS: 11 14 7 6 - 38
Returning to action on the hardwood last week was the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team, as the team loaded the bus and traveled to compete at the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament, held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, at Mount Enterprise High School.
In the first round of the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament Thursday, the Guard faced off against a pool play opponent in the Douglass Indians.
Brook Hill and Douglass both began the contest with a strong offensive push in their quest to control the game’s momentum early. The Guard’s offensive production proved to be the greater force, scoring a total of 19 points, compared to the Indians’ 11 points of opening quarter production.
In the second quarter, the Guard and the Indians kept the affair close; however, it was Brook Hill who was able to create a slight increase in their favor on the scoreboard, as the Guard outscored the Indians, 17-14.
At the halftime intermission, the two teams headed for their respective locker rooms with Brook Hill in control, holding a 36-25 lead over Douglass.
After returning to the court for the second half of basketball action, the Guard continued to capitalize on offensive opportunities in the third quarter of play, collecting a total of 12 points, while using their strong defensive efforts to limit the Indians to just seven points.
In the fourth quarter, Brook Hill remained in complete control of the ball game, using their strong shooting ability to outscore Douglass, 14-6, as the Guard claimed their first round victory of the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament over the Indians, 62-38.
Brook Hill senior guard Reid Hill was the hot-shot for the team against Douglass in the first round of the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament, netting a total of 17 points in the contest, including three three-pointers.
Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Indians in the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament included junior guard Jared Johnson, with 11 points; sophomore forward David Roberts, with nine points; junior forward Conner Livesay, with nine points; senior post Miguel Vega, with eight points; freshman forward TyJuan Cannon, with four points; senior forward Campbell Fletcher, with two points; and freshman guard Carson Richards, with one point.
Brook Hill Guard 68, Joaquin Rams 33, FINAL
BH: 16 12 20 20 - 68
JHS: 6 7 15 5 - 33
For their second game in pool play at the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament Thursday, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team squared off against the Joaquin Rams.
In the first quarter, the Guard was able to advance their way to a strong offensive start, claiming the opening frame’s flow of momentum with a 16-point performance, while using their defense to stymie the offense of Joaquin, allowing just six points.
Brook Hill continued to dominate the scoreboard in the second quarter of the matchup against Joaquin, as the Guard outscored the Rams, 12-7, taking a commanding 28-13 lead into the locker room at the halftime break.
After returning to the floor for more basketball action, the Rams attempted to mount a comeback rally in the second half, using their strong offense to headbutt the Guard, collecting a total of 15 points. Despite the strong effort by Joaquin, Brook Hill’s offensive attack proved to be stronger, as the Guard netted 20 points on their own behalf.
In the fourth quarter, the Guard was able to use every offensive weapon in their arsenal to attack at and hold the Rams at bay, as Brook Hill outscored Joaquin, 20-5, en route to procuring their second victory of the Mount Enterprise Tournament with a decisive 68-33 victory.
Hill once again led the charge in scoring for the Guard in the second game of the Mount Enterprise Basketball tournament, scoring a total of 14 points against the Rams.
Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Rams in the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament included Roberts, with 11 points; Vega, with 10 points; Richards, with eight points; Johnson, with eight points; sophomore guard Seth Moss, with six points; Fletcher, with four points; Cannon, with four points; and Livesay, with three points.
Brook Hill Guard 65, Broaddus Bulldogs 46, FINAL
BH: 11 23 10 21 - 65
BHS: 17 12 10 7 - 46
With two victories in pool play to their credit, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team was placed in the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament’s championship game Saturday, as the team fought against the Broaddus Bulldogs.
In the first quarter, the Guard found themselves in a hole early, as the Bulldogs established the flow of momentum in the first quarter, biting at Brook Hill with 17 points, compared to the Guard’s 11 points of opening quarter offensive production.
Brook Hill’s offense was firing on all cylinders during the championship game’s second quarter of play. The Guard chained up the Bulldogs with their strong offensive play, as Brook hill outscored Broaddus, 23-12.
At the halftime break, the Guard and the Bulldogs headed for the locker rooms, as Brook Hill held a 34-29 advantage over Broaddus.
After returning to the court for the second half of play, both the Guard and the Bulldogs were evenly matched up in the third quarter of play, with both teams attacking their opponent for 10 points on the scoreboard.
In the fourth quarter, the Guard offense once again rallied, creating a strong surge of scoring, as Brook Hill netted 21 points, while using their defensive schemes to limit Broaddus to just seven points in the final frame, as the Guard claimed the victory and the tournament championship by defeating the Bulldogs, 65-46.
Roberts led his team to the tournament title with a strong offensive performance in the final game, leading the Guard with a total of 19 points against the Bulldogs.
Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Bulldogs included Hill, with 16 points, including two three-pointers; Johnson, with 14 points; Vega, with 10 points; Fletcher, with two points; Moss, with two points; and Cannon, with two points.
Currently, the Brook Hill Guard stands with an overall record of 7-0 on the 2017-2018 season, and have been recognized as the champions of the Slocum Basketball Tournament and the Mount Enterprise Basketball Tournament. The team is currently ranked sixth in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll for 5A Boys Large Private Schools, dated Monday, Dec. 4.
“The way that the boys have started this season is very exciting and I am very proud,” said Jacob Agnew, Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball head coach. “We’re 7-0, and I believe this is the best start in school history. What is really encouraging to me is how much better we can become; it’s a fun ride and we have just started. Having players like I have that play hard, together, and try to do what they are coached to do makes this job easy and fun. We will take this season one game at a time, but there’s no doubt that we can make a big run this year. I hope everyone has fun watching the show.”
Next week: Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Dallas Christian at Brook Hill; Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 7-9 – Brook Hill at Abilene Wylie Catclaw Classic Tournament.