Brandywine sweeps Hartford
Published 8:40 am Thursday, January 26, 2017
While things may not have started the way that Brandywine coach Josh Hood had hoped for his basketball team against visiting Hartford, he was pleased with the effort of his players in the second half as Brandywine ran away with a 64-35 non-conference victory on Tuesday night.
“We are the tale of two halves lately,” Hood said. “We have to find a way to put 32 minutes together. We did a good job tonight of putting a run together, and did a better job of converting steals into baskets.”
Brandywine found itself in a hole early on as Hartford was pounding the ball inside for easy baskets, while the Bobcats could not get their own shots to fall.
“Give Hartford some credit, they have some big girls inside and they took advantage early,” Hood said.
Nicole Sachman led the charge for Brandywine midway through the first quarter and into the second. Sachman scored 12 of her 21 points in the first half and helped the Bobcats to a 29-22 halftime lead.
Brandywine dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Indians 18-4 in the quarter, with Zakiyyah Abdullah leading the way with 11 of her game-high 23 points coming in the stanza.
With the Bobcats holding a 47-26 lead heading into the final period, the Bobcats did not hold back, outscoring Hartford 17-9, including nine points from behind the arc.
“We have a lot to work on, to improve before March Madness,” Hood said. “We are just plugging along. Everyone says this is our rebuilding year, but we are pretty excited to be 11-3, and we are still battling through some stuff, and our focus is to get better before March.”
Brandywine faces a huge challenge Thursday night as it hosts Buchanan in a BCS Athletic Conference Red Division showdown.
Brandywine boys basketball
The Bobcats remained undefeated with a 67-56 win over visiting Hartford in the second game of the doubleheader Tuesday night.
The game was close through the first three quarters before Brandywine was able to pull away in the final eight minutes.
The Bobcats (11-0) led 17-11 after one and just 29-28 at halftime.
Brandywine took a 48-45 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Hunter Slaughter led the Bobcats with 22 points, while Brandywine also got 14 points from Vinny Peel and 11 points from Brady Duval.
Scott Miller finished with nine points.
The Bobcats travel to Buchanan Friday night for a BCS Red Division clash. Tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.
BRANDYWINE 64, HARTFORD 35
At Brandywine High School
Beraza 5, Cortes 3, A. Wesaw 2, Changers 4, Valdes 4, Jackson 17. TOTALS 13 7-12 35.
Mia Stella 3, Cassie Luczkowski 0, Makena Bowen 4, Nicole Sachman 21, Megan Schmidt 1, Kennedy Byrd 6, Zakiyyah Abdullah 23, Bethany Duval 3, Chelsie Luczkowski 3. TOTALS 24 9-21 64.
Hartford 10 22 26 35
Brandywine 18 29 47 64
3-point baskets: Hartford 2 (Beraza 1, Cortes 1), Brandywine 7 (Abdullah 3, Byrd 2, Duval 1, Stella 1). Total fouls (fouled out): Hartford 19 (Jackson), Brandywine 16. Varsity records: Hartford 3-9, Brandywine 11-3.
BRANDYWINE 67, HARTFORD 56
- Ackerman 6; Griffith 3; Goble 2; T. Ackerman 4; Martinez 24; Nelson 15; Johnson 2. TOTALS: 19 8-10 56.
Hunter Slaughter 22; Brady Duval 11; Jaden Croom 8; Vinny Peel 14; Scott Miller 9; Nate Kemp 3. TOTALS: 26 4-5 67.
Hartford 11 28 45 56
Brandywine 17 29 48 67
3-point baskets: Brandywine 11 (Slaughter 6, Duval 3, Miller, Kemp), Hartford 10 (H. Ackerman 2, Griffith, Martinez 4, Nelson 3); Total fouls (fouled out): Hartford 13 (none), Brandywine 14 (none). Varsity records: 5-5, Brandwine 11-0.