Brentwood upset, sees season end
By Doug Dyer, for the Herald
Brentwood had two solid looks at the basket with less than 20 seconds remaining, but the Lady Bruins saw their season come to an end Monday night with a 32-29 loss to Overton in a Region 6-AAA semifinal at Glencliff.
H.C. Lackey had a layup attempt blocked by Chelsea Nelson, and Abbey Shealy’s 3-pointer from the corner clanked off the rim to send Brentwood home and Overton to the region finals against Franklin.
“We got exactly what we wanted out of (final) timeout,” Brentwood coach Ronnie Seigenthaler said of Shealy’s 3-point attempt. “But we had a tremendous year.”
The Lady Bruins (26-4) led most of the second half after Overton dominated early. The score stayed at 29-28 Brentwood for nearly five minutes in the fourth quarter before Torry Patton’s layup with :30 remaining gave the Lady Bobcats their first lead since the 7:20 of the third quarter.
Overton hit 2-of-4 foul shots in the final :17 to make the final difference three points.
Despite losing two of its final three games, Seigenthaler points to the cohesiveness of this team as one of the reasons for its sustained success this winter.
“Since I’ve been at Brentwood, 23 seasons, I’ve never seen a team with that strong of a bond,” he said.
Brentwood fell behind 10-0 to start the game before Lackey’s basket with 4:00 left in the first quarter put the Bruins on the board. Overton led 10-4 at the end of the first, but Brentwood proceeded to go on a 16-5 run to close out the half and take a 16-15 lead into the dressing room.
“We knew Overton’s bread and butter was to get out on a run,” he said. “We responded with a 16-5 run of our own.”
Tresi Patton for Overton led all scorers with 12 points, followed by Nelson with 10 for the Bobcats. Lackey finished with 10 for the Lady Bruins, while Marissa Anthony had eight and Jessi Boozer chipped in with six.
Posted on: 2/25/2014