Delaney Trushel had a near perfect night, dropping in 21-points on seven-of-10 shooting, including five-of-seven from behind the arc, as Brentwood stopped Franklin 49-43 to grab a share of the early lead in District 11-AAA.
The Rebel boys were able to take a 71-63 win over the Bruins in the later contest Friday night in Franklin.
Delaney and her twin sister, Emily, accounted for 15 of the Lady Bruins 29 first-half points, with five Brentwood girls popping for treys.
“We started out pretty well,” said Delaney Trushel. “We let it slide a little in the second half, but we pulled it out.”
Trushel took the game into her own hands in the third quarter, scoring eight of Brentwood’s 10 points as the Lady Rebels mounted a comeback. She got scoring help from Amelia Osgood, who had 13.
Brentwood hit 10 threes on the night, something head coach Myles Thrash said was a point of emphasis.
“I’ve been on them because we haven’t shot the ball very well in a couple of game and we’re a really good shooting team," he said. "Tonight, we had it going.”
Freshman Sydney Ryan helped keep Franklin in the contest, spreading her team-high 18 points across all four quarters. Senior Darcy Doran, who finished with 13 points, and sophomore Kate O’Neil led a strong rally in the fourth quarter that fell just short.
The win gave Brentwood a share of the early District 11-AAA lead with a 1-0 record.
The game also accentuated the youth of both squads. Of the 10 starters only two were seniors; four were sophomores and two were freshman. It was a youth movement not lost on Thrash.
“Both teams are very young, and they have great young talent," he said. "I’m looking forward to the battles in the future.”
Brentwood girls 49, Franklin 43
BHS – 12 17 10 10 – 49
FHS – 10 6 11 16 – 43
BHS (49) – Delaney Trushel 21, Amelia Osgood 13, Emily Trushel 7, Stockoff 3, Chloe Wampler 3, Sophie Roston 2.
FHS (43) – Sydney Ryan 18, Darcy Doran 13, Allee 6, Kate O’Neil 6.
3-point goals – Brentwood 10 (D. Trushel 5, Osgood 2, E. Trushel, Stockoff, Wampler); Franklin 6 (Ryan 4, Allee 2)
Free Throws – Brentwood 7-of-10; Franklin 7-of-12.
Franklin Boys 71, Brentwood 63
Reese Glover did Friday night what he’s always done – score from nearly every spot on the floor – as Franklin beat arch rival Brentwood 71-63 to open the District 11-AAA race on the winner’s floor.
“I credit my teammates; they get me the ball in the right places,” the senior said after hitting 60 percent of his shots from the field and going a perfect 9-for-9 at the free throw line. “We know that we have to come in and play as hard as we can every night.”
Part of Glover’s success came from the Rebels front line. Transfer Ahsharri Haynesworth chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds while youngster Matt Thurman had seven points and four boards, all the while adding a new zing to Franklin’s defense.
“Ahsharri’s a great player,” Franklin coach Darrin Joines said, “and he has done a great job of meshing with us. The kids here love him, and he loves them too and it’s happened quick. I think that says a lot about him and the kids on this team.”
The contest was hotly fought in the first 20 minutes, with five ties and 11 lead changes as the Bruins Cole Massey (22 points) and Jack Thurman (20 points) matched Glover nearly shot-for-shot. But Glover’s 15 points in the fourth period proved too much.
Franklin boys 71, Brentwood 63
FHS – 11 18 16 26 – 71
BHS – 14 12 14 23 – 63
FHS (71) – Reese Glover 37, Reed Kemp 10, Ahsharri Haynesworth 8, Matt Thurman 7, Jordan Bruce 6, McGraw 3.
BHS (63) – Cole Massey 22, Jack Thurman 20, Preston Moore 9, John Windley 5, Ben Mills 4, Harry Lackey 3.
3-point goals – Franklin 7 (Glover 4, Bruce 2, McGraw); Brentwood 9 (Massey 5, Windley, Moore, Lackey, Thurman)
Free Throws – Franklin, 16-20; Brentwood, 8-10.