Brewer suffers first lossPublished 12:04pm Thursday, January 3, 2013
Brewer’s Lady Patriots, ranked first in the state in Class 5A, suffered their first loss of the season to Class 6A Bob Jones, 25-29, in the championship game of the Huntsville Times Ladies Classic on Dec. 22.
Brewer dominated its opponents in two previous games and sailed into the final with a perfect 14-0 record. Bob Jones came in with an 11-1 record.
The slow pace of the contest favored the host team while Brewer struggled with its execution through three quarters.
Bob Jones held a 23-15 edge after three quarters but lost its momentum early in the final period and allowed the Lady Patriots to make a run. Riley Northway scored twice on back-to-back possessions and tied the game at 23-all with 5:52 left. Bob Jones milked two minutes off the clock before Lindsey Jennings put Bob Jones up for good at 25-23 by sinking two free throws with 53 seconds left.
Brewer made four of seven shots from the charity stripe and posted a season-low 23.7 percent shooting from the field.
Northway paced Brewer in scoring with 12 points. She also had 15 rebounds.
Jennings was the game’s leading scorer with 13 points, Anna Robertson followed with eight points.
Brewer 56, Huntsville 43
Brewer reached the championship game by defeating Huntsville 56-43.
The Lady Patriots were ahead 16-10 at the end of the first quarter, expanded their lead to 32-15 at halftime and had a 19-point lead at 44-25 after three periods.
Northway has her fourth double-double in the tournament, scoring 22 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. McLemore followed with 11, Flack had eight and Harvel scored seven points and had six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.
Nakeia Burks paced the losers with nine points. Alaina Strong, Charisma Raley and Ta’Nisha Hill each had eight points.
The Lady Patriots cruised to an easy 64-34 win over Lee of Huntsville in the second round of the tournament. They were ahead 36-4 after one period and 49-9 at halftime.
Flack was the leading scorer with 16 points, nine of which came on treys. Northway posted another outstanding performance as she scored 14 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had three assists and three blocks. McLemore and Catherine Drinkard each had nine points.
Lee was led by Tiarra Williams with 13 points.