Brewer boys sweeps PricevillePublished 12:40pm Monday, December 10, 2012
Brewer High School’s JV and varsity boys basketball teams engineered come-from-behind rallies in the final quarter and went on to sweep Priceville’s Bulldogs in an impressive home stand Thursday night.
The JV Patriots overcame a 14-point halftime deficit by scoring 25 points to Priceville’s
11 in the third quarter and sealing a 52-50 win on a pair of free throws down the stretch.
Kolton Bramlett sparked the win with a team-high 12 points. Brendon Deberry and Chris Gilmore each contributed nine points.
Ben Patterson was the leading scorer for Priceville with 13 points. Kyle Haynes followed with 11.
In the varsity contest, Brewer cruised to 56-42 win after nailing 25 points in the final period. They trailed 7-9 after one period, were behind 19-22 at halftime and down 31-34 after three periods.
A stifling full-court press defense limited the Bulldogs to just eight points in the final eight minutes of the game.
The Patriots also out-rebounded the Bulldogs 40-23 and converted 16 of 21 free throws.
“This is a win we needed badly,” said Brewer head coach Doug Oldacre. “We showed some improvement rebounding and shooting the ball and our depth helped some late in the game.
“They beat us by seven at their place earlier after we were ahead by seven in the second half, “ Oldacre said. “I called time out after we got ahead in the fourth quarter tonight and reminded the players of what happened earlier. After that they turned up the pressure a notch and made some clutch baskets down the stretch.”
Coty Benitez converted two free throws with 6:34 left in the final quarter to put the Patriots up by one, 35-34, and they held a lead for the remainder of the game.
Brandon Elder claimed game-high scoring and rebounding honors with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Benitez scored 14 points and had seven rebounds.
Marc McLendon paced the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points while Malik Orr followed with 11 points. Both players had six rebounds.