Brownstown boys top Jennings in double OT



Jack Benter opened the scoring in the second overtime with a 3-pointer, and Brownstown Central was in front to stay for a 59-53 win over Jennings County in a nonconference game Friday night.

Benter added two free throws late in the second overtime and topped all players with 18 points.

Brownstown’s Carter Waskom made a layup with 2:25 remaining in regulation to tie the game at 43.

The Panthers had possession for the final minute of regulation, and with time running down, Owen Low attempted a shot for the visitors. It was blocked by Carson Darlage for the Braves, and the game went into overtime.

Darlage converted a 3-point play early in the first overtime to put the Braves up 46-43 before the Panthers used a free throw and later a layup by Carson McNulty to tie the game at 46.

Parker Hehman shot at the buzzer for the Braves, but his attempt missed, and the teams prepared for the second overtime.

Braves coach David Benter said his team was frustrated with the start, as Brownstown missed its first six shots from the floor and had two turnovers before Aidan Schroer made a free throw with 3:34 left in the opening period.

Brandon Reynolds scored five points late in the period for the Braves, as they trailed 6-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Jack Benter got hot in the second quarter with a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points in the period as the Braves trailed 20-19 at the half.

Darlage made two baskets and Benter hit another 3 in the third period, as the Braves held a 30-28 lead going into the fourth period.

“I thought we ended the half pretty well,” coach Benter said.

Benter said Reynolds gave a spark to his team, as he came off the bench and scored 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

The coach also had praise for Darlage, who scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds.

“I felt frustrated with Carson early, but I thought he was so good for the last two and a half quarters and overtime,” coach Benter said. “We missed some shots, and he got some second-chance points there and got to the backboards.”

All of Darlage’s points came in the second half and overtime.

Jennings County was without 6-foot-8 junior Jacob Vogel, who sat out because of an ankle injury.

Keegan Manowitz was high scorer for the Panthers (5-4) with 15 points.

The Braves were hurt by missed free throws, missing three in the fourth quarter and were only 12 for 20 for the night, while the Panthers hit 8 of 11.

Brownstown held a 34-30 advantage in rebounds.

The Braves (5-3) will host Silver Creek next Friday for a Mid-Southern Conference game and will be home against Trinity Lutheran the following night.

Box score

At Brownstown

Brownstown Central 59, Jennings County 51, 2OT

Jennings County;10;10;8;15;3;5;—;51

Brownstown Central;6;13;11;13;3;13;—;59

Brownstown Central (6-3): Carter Waskom 3 2-4 8, Jack Benter 6 2-5 18, Parker Hehman 2 4-4 9, Carson Darlage, 4 3-5 11, Aidan Schroer 0 1-2 1 7, Brandon Reynolds 4 0-0 10, Nathan Koch 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 12-20 59.

3-point goals: BC (Benter 4, Reynolds 2, Hehman)

Rebounds: BC 34 (Darlage 11)

Turnovers: BC 6

Junior varsity

Brownstown Central 44, Jennings County 35

Brownstown Central: Jakob Arthur 17, Caiden Gwin 10, Sam Schepman 7, Trapper Dean 3, Quentin Tiemeyer 7.

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