Strong second half leads Braves by Owls



Brownstown Central outscored Seymour 33-12 in the second half to register a 52-34 win on Cancer Awareness Night Thursday in the Braves’ gym.

The Owls (2-5) jumped out to a 11-2 lead after four minutes of play.

The Owls scored 11 straight points with Alyssa Perry making a 3-pointer and Grace Schrader scored he last two baskets during the rally.

[sc:text-divider text-divider-title=”Story continues below gallery” ]Click here to purchase photos from this gallery

The Owls took a 15-6 lead into the second quarter as Schrader had three baskets for the Owls.

The Owls shot 7-for-14 and the Braves were 2-for-12.

The Owls increased their lead to 20-8 behind a 3-pointer by Brooke Trinkle two minutes into the second period before the visitors went cold and were hurt by turnovers.

That enabled the Braves to go on a 11-2 run the remainder of the half to set the score of 22-19 at the half.

Kalee Borden hit a 3-poiner and Katherine Benter and Ashley Schroer scored four points each to spark the Braves.

The Braves (5-1) shot 6-for-23 and the Owls were 10-for-24 in the first half. The Braves outrebounded the Owls 16-13, and both teams committed eight turnovers.

The Braves scored the first ten points of the third quarter and Hallle Hehman’s basket at 3:45 gave the Braves a 29 -22 lead. Aidan Hiester finally scored for the Owls off of an offensive rebound at 3:10.

The Braves built their lead 43-29 on two free throws by Benter with 5:40 remaining.

Grace Meyer scored Seymour’s first basket of the fourth quarter at 4:56.

Schroer topped the Braves in scoring with 19 points and Benter added 15.

Maddy Hackman scored six points, Zoe Fountain and Kalee Borden scored three apiece, and Hehman and Wischmeier had two apiece.

“We were 1-for-9 from the 3-point line in the first half,” Braves’ coach Brandon Allman said. “We made it a goal to get the ball inside, and we were able to do that (shooting 11-for 19). We were able to set up our press better than we did in the first half. “

Allman said he was pleased with the way the Braves were able to speed up the game in the second half and were able to force some turnovers.

Hiester was high scorer with nine, Schrader and Meyer scored eight apiece, and Perry, Eliza Cash, and Trinkle scored three apiece.

“We had to go with some lineups that we hadn’t gone with all year,” Seymour coach Jason Longmeier said. “We have some foul issues. I also give some credit to coach Allman. I thought he came out in the second half and made two really good offensive adjustments to isolate some of our kids that he felt he could pick on with our size.”

The Braves outrebounded the Owls 30-20 with Schroer grabbing 10 rebounds.

For the game, the Braves shot 17-for-42 and the Owls 14-for-40.

The Braves will host Eastern (Pekin) Saturday and the Owls will travel to Jennings County Tuesday.

No posts to display