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KILLEN The results look good through 16 games for Brooks boys basketball, but that doesn’t mean it’s been easy.
After holding on in overtime to beat Lawrence County on Friday, Brooks trailed for much of its Saturday evening game against Central.
But amid a fun atmosphere featuring several dozen enthusiastic students from both schools, the Lions broke a 36 all tie after three quarters and then outlasted Central 51 48.
Brooks, which won only seven games last year, is now 16 0.
The game was tied at 21 at halftime, but Central (9 9) scored the first seven points of the second half. Ralph Barnett, a strong presence inside, had four of those points and finished with a game high 24.
“Ralph is an extremely tough matchup, and (under) coach (Josh) Bryant they do what they do well, so I knew it was going to be tough going in,” Brooks coach Brian Wright said. “But I also trust my guys. I wish we would have gotten off to a better start, but we faced some adversity and I trust my guys enough not to get rattled and not to panic.
“I think they believe in ourselves and I think they believe in our depth. They really believe somebody is going to get us out of the hole and they’re not selfish about that.”
Saturday, that person was Brett Urban. Following a timely shooting display Friday, he hit a corner 3 late in the third quarter Saturday to tie Central at 36 and then another 3 from the top of the key to start the fourth quarter and give Brooks a 39 36 lead.
The teams largely traded baskets from there, with Brooks never leading by more than 5. Dusty Quillen led the Lions with 13 points and Urban and Jacob Bange each had 11. Clay Miller drew a key charge with 2:53 left and the Lions up 45 42.
Barnett pulled Central within one point twice in the final 90 seconds, but Quillen and Bange followed with two foul shots each time.
In addition to Barnett’s 24, Dalton Hanback, Junior Summerhill and Jaden Carter each scored 6 points for the Wildcats. Robinson added 27 as the Tigers handled the Chiefs.
Deshler (14 5) led 20 14 after one quarter and gradually built its lead from there. Hubbard (13 5) with 14 points. Russell Orr had 12, Riely Evans 10 and Montoya Kelloss 10.
Mars Hill 62, Wilson 44: Wilson got off to a fast start, but Mars Hill won each of the next three quarters and used a full court press to outscore the host Warriors 24 6 in the third.
Avery Thrasher scored 17 points and Cade Parrish 14 for the Panthers.
Wilson (3 13) was led by Landon English with 23 points.
Covenant Christian 74, Hackleburg 53: Titus Griffin scored 29 of his 34 points in the first half, leading the Eagles past Hackleburg.
Griffin finished with a school record 10 3 pointers, including 9 in the first half. Jacob Livingston added 14 points and Zeke Griffin scored 13 for Covenant Christian (12 4).
Ty Raper led Hackleburg with 23 points and Collier Cantrell added 10.
Muscle Shoals 52, Westminster Christian 41: Mark Sears scored 28 points to power Muscle Shoals to a victory at Westminster Christian.
The Trojans trailed 24 22 at halftime, but outscored Westminster 17 7 in the third quarter to take control. Sears made 8 free throws in the fourth quarter as Muscle Shoals (12 3) pulled away for the win.
Sears finished 17 of 19 in free throws in scoring the game high 28 points.
Lindsey Lane 59, Waterloo 57: Tommy Murr made two free throws with 1 second remaining to give Lindsey Lane the victory.
Waterloo tied it at 57 with 8 seconds left on a basket by Hayden Hester. Murr then got the ball and drove the length of the court before drawing the foul in the lane and making the game winning free throws.
Christian Irons scored 17 points and Brodie Montgomery 16 for Waterloo (5 14). Murr finished with a game high 41 points to lead Lindsey Lane (19 1).
Wayne County 74, Lewis County 60: Owen Risner and Brayden Johnson combined for 45 points to lead Wayne County to a road victory over Lewis County.
Risner led the Wildcats with 25 points and Johnson followed with 20. Avery Davis added 15 points for Wayne County (10 5). Cameron Catham scored 17 points for Lewis County.
Central 51, Brooks 41: Central trailed by seven points after one quarter but won each of the next three quarters for a 10 point win.