NASHVILLE -- Balanced scoring and a quick start in the third quarter led to a 48-36 victory for the Greencastle boys' junior varsity basketball team at Brown County Saturday night. Eight of 10 players found the scoring column for the Tiger Cubs, who have now won eight out of their last 11 contests.
Trailing 20-18 at the half, GHS forced numerous Brown County turnovers and outscored the hosts 15-8 in the third stanza. Junior Luke Brotherton scored 11 of his 12 points in the third and tied Carl Basile for team-high honors.
"Once again we were soft in the first half," GHS coach Doug Hudson said. "I realize it was a long bus ride, but not being ready to compete is unacceptable. I really lit them up at halftime and to their credit, they responded well in the second half. Our defensive intensity was much better and our movement and decision making on offense was better as well. Hopefully they now understand that in order to be a successful team, we must play hard for 24 minutes."
"Luke Brotherton continues to play well and having eight players scoring is wonderful. We will be hard to guard if all players can contribute not only in the scoring column, but getting rebounds and assists. Carl Basile is another who may not make the flashy plays, but consistently hits shots and rebounds well. I am excited going into the county tournament next week and see how we have improved. I am expecting a tough game against South Putnam as I know coach Chris Jones will have them ready. We also only beat them by one point a few weeks ago in double overtime."
Brown County's Will Jackson led all scorers with 19 points followed by Basile and Brotherton with 12.
Greencastle (9-5, 5-0 WCC) is off until the second game of the Putnam County Tournament next Saturday at North Putnam. Game time will be 20 minutes after the completion of game one, which begins at 9 a.m.
At Brown County
| 11 7 15 15 -- 48|
|11 9 8 8 -- 36|
GHS Scoring: Brotherton 12, Basile 12, Newgent 6, Wilkerson 5, Chew 4, Foxx 4, Hughes 3, Lewis 2.
BCHS Scoring: Jackson 19, Markley 8, Brown 7, Redmond 2.