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Brentwood boys beat Indy in 57-37 game, Lawns threes a luxury

Normally a 57-37 win in December against a district opponent would have a high school basketball coach all smiles after the game. Not so for Dennis King after his Brentwood Bruins (11-1) beat the Independence Eagles (1-6) Tuesday night.
King wasn’t mad by any means. However, he knows the Franklin Rebels are on the schedule for Friday night and improvement is much needed. 
“To Independence’s credit they just drove around us all night,” King said. “We didn’t rebound well, didn’t shoot well. I thought (Independence) executed and had good control of the tempo with their offenses. And overall, they kind of exposed us. There’s a lot of things we need to work on.”
The Eagles’ freshman point guard, Grayson Murphy finished, tied for a team high of nine points with brother Patrick Murphy. The Murphy brothers were key in keeping the game at a slow pace allowing the Eagles to hang around.
With Independence down 31-20 starting the fourth quarter the Eagles attacked with two quick Murphy baskets and a 3-pointer by Dion Simms. Brentwood fought off the surge with back to back 3-pointers by point guard, Jalen Lawson. Grant Teichmann and Andy Schumpert each added old-fashion 3-point plays to end any type of comeback.
“That was huge for us,” King said of Lawson’s fourth quarter shooting. “You move the ball and get some penetration something will pop open and if your point guard is hitting three’s it’s a luxury.”
Lawson knocked down all three of his 3-point attempts and finished with those nine points. Teichmann’s five fourth-quarter points gave him eight in the game. Leading the game for the Bruins was Jacob Adcock with 16— eleven coming in the first half. Schumpert closed with 14. 
“(Lawson) barely played last year. Teichmann barely played last year,” King said. “(Adcock, Schumpert and Jack Bautista) are pretty seasoned and have been in big games. We’re looking real hard to see who steps up in those moments, and Jalen has several times and Teichmann will.”
Big moments are coming quick for the Bruins they host a very experienced Franklin team Friday night. 
“The only good thing I’m taking is that I’m glad that we stunk it up,” King said. “There’s always a danger in coming out and just blowing the doors off and then playing somebody who’s bigger—more ready, and I think we’ve got (our players) attention. We’ll have two good days of practice. If we play like this against Franklin, we’ll be in big trouble.”
Lady Bruins stay undefeated vs Lady Eagles
The Lady Bruins applied suffocating defense on the Lady Eagles to secure a 45-36 win. 
Marissa Anthony was all over the floor creating turnovers, pulling down rebounds and tossed in six points. 
Olivia Shealey scored a game high 15 points for Brentwood. Jenny Roy scored 11 points by way of seven free throws, and Jessi Boozer’s three-point shooting gave her nine first-half points. 
Leading the effort for the Independence was Katie Pierce with 14 points and Avery Wharton who scored 10. 

Posted on: 12/12/2013


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