Schumpert leads team effort as Brentwood beats Cane Ridge
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Andy Schumpert looked like a district MVP last night, pouring in 20 points while leading Brentwood to a 66-38 victory over Cane Ridge. The win assures the Bruins not only a shot at the Region 6-AAA championship Thursday night, but a spot in a sectional game Saturday night that could lead to the state tournament.
The two-time District 11-AAA champion added a double handful of rebounds and got plenty of help from a deep Brentwood team. Jacob Adcock scored 10 and Grant Teichmann had 9, but more importantly, the Bruins owned the boards between the three.
“We knew they were going to be aggressive attacking the offensive boards, so we had to have a team effort at boxing them out and getting the rebounds,” said Schumpert.
Despite a double digit lead early in the third quarter, Bruin Head Coach Dennis King was obviously unhappy with his charges, something he could smile about and explain after the game.
“They (Cane Ridge) have some weapons and sometimes nothing is enough. I’ve been in this long enough to have been on both sides of monumental collapses. You can’t take your foot off the accelerator in a game like this.
“I thought it would be a little closer.”
King had little to worry about as Brentwood just kept stretching the lead, eventually to more than 30, before the game ended, much of it due to a stifling Bruin defense.
“Coach (John) Boucher has our 2-3 really fine tuned and tweaked to where we really matched up well with their offensive sets.”
The Ravens did keep the game close until Brentwood made a quick 7-2 run at the end of the first quarter to take a 12-7 lead. Jack Bautista blew the game wide open just a minute and a half into the second quarter when he buried a pair of electrifying three pointers, putting the Bruins up 20-7. The rout was on.
Cane Ridge barely got into double figures by half time, trailing 29-13. Brentwood continued to stretch the lead, even after King emptied the bench with 2:31 left to play.
It is Brentwood’s fourth straight trip to the regional title game.
Posted on: 2/26/2014