South Central (Elizabeth) 62, Brown County 45
E: 5 22 12 23 — 62
BC: 15 7 8 15 — 45
Brown Co. (6-6, 0-3 WIC): Dasia Wilkerson 4 FG, 1-3 FG, 11 TP; Allison Stogsdill 2 FG, 2-3 FG, 2-4 FT, 12 TP; Anna Fleetwood 1 FG, 2 TP; Aubrey Hollander 3 FG, 1-2 FT, 7 TP; Gracie Matlock 5 FG, 1-1 FT, 11 TP; Kathleen McCann 1 FG, 2 TP.
Coach’s comments: The Eagles came up short in the opening round match-up of their holiday tourney as they lost to South Central (Elizabeth) 45-62. After a slow start, Brown County got things going to take a 10-point advantage into quarter No. 2. But South Central used a big run about halfway through the quarter to not only make up the deficit, but take a 5-point advantage into halftime. The two teams battled back and forth for most of the second half, with Brown County trying to cut into the 8- to 10-point lead South Central kept most of the half. The Eagles made one final run to cut the lead to 4 about halfway through the fourth quarter, but South Central had a quick response and pulled away with clutch shooting from the field and free throw line.
Brown County 45, Hagerstown 29
BC: 4 14 14 13 — 45
H: 9 8 3 9 — 29
Brown Co. (7-6, 0-3 WIC East): Dasia Wilkerson 2 FG, 4-4 FT, 8 TP; Allison Stogsdill 2 FG, 4-6 FT, 8 TP; Anna Fleetwood 1 FG, 1-3 FG, 5 TP; Aubrey Hollander 3 FG, 5-6 FT, 11 TP; Gracie Matlock 3 FG, 5-8 FT, 11 TP; Kathleen McCann 1 FG, 2 TP.
Coach’s comments: The Eagles bounced back from a disappointing first-round loss in their holiday tourney by defeating Hagerstown in the consolation game 45-29. Brown County struggled early against Hagerstown’s zone, but found their rhythm in the second quarter attacking the inside and using their full-court press to make up the early deficit to lead by 1 at the half. The Eagles came out strong in the third quarter and gained control of the game once again, relying on their defense as they held their opponent to only 3 points (1 free throw and a field goal in the final 30 seconds of the quarter). The 12-point lead proved too much for Hagerstown to overcome, as Brown County was able to close out the win and secure a third place finish in their own tourney. Next up for the Eagles is a battle with conference foe Edgewood on Friday, Jan. 5.