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Brentwood dominates every aspect of game, beats Hillsboro

In his twenty-three years as the coach of the Brentwood Lady Bruins, Ronnie Seigenthaler has probably coached over 700 games.  And never, ever has he used the term he even repeated after Brentwood’s 61-29 win last night in the Region 6-AAA quarter-final.
“Under the circumstances, I’m ecstatic,” he said drolly, a slight break at the corners of his mouth before breaking into a laugh after realizing he had stunned a long time reporter  before turning his usual, serious self.
“We had two days of excellent practice.  We needed to get back to the foundation of the program.”
Brentwood got away from those foundations in the District 11-AAA tournament and the regular season champion paid a heavy price-an embarrassing double-digit loss to Dickson County.  Those kinds of losses are nearly as rare as Seigenthaler being ecstatic.
“We saw a lot of film, because cameras don’t lie, and throughout the session I used the cliché a, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’
“Unfortunately they got my thousand words and the picture.”
Using thousands of words must have been a great motivator.  The Lady Bruins got back into their offensive flow and completely dominated a younger but more athletic team on the defensive end.
“I don’t care how good of a shooter you are, there is going to be an off night.  But you can never have an off night defensively, because that comes from the heart.
“We challenged this team and I am so proud, not surprised, but proud of the way they responded.”
Senior Marissa Anthony led Brentwood in scoring with 12.  H.C. Lackey added 11 and Oliva Shealy tossed in 10.
Brentwood will play again Monday night at 6 p.m., taking District 12-AAA champion Overton.  The Lady Bobcats ended Ravenwood’s season last night, 55-22.  The winner of Monday night’s game will advance to Wednesday night’s championship contest.  Both teams in the title game will advance to sectional play next Saturday.

Posted on: 2/21/2014


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