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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Brookfield Wins Two at Milan Tourney

  • The Brookfield High School basketball teams traveled to Milan this week to take on all comers at the Milan Invitational Basketball Tournament. The Class Three Brookfield teams topped both of their Class One opponents on Monday night.
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  • The Brookfield High School basketball teams traveled to Milan this week to take on all comers at the Milan Invitational Basketball Tournament.  The Class Three Brookfield teams topped both of their Class One opponents on Monday night.
    In the girls game, Brookfield took an early lead and never looked back.  The Lady Dogs took on Newtown-Harris, whose total enrollment PreK-12 is 100 kids.  The Newtown team only had five girls, and Brookfield did use rotations to get all of the players plenty of time on the floor.
    Brookfield outscored their opponents 19-2 in the first quarter, 18-5 in the second quarter, 16-4 in the third quarter, and 14-7 in the fourth quarter to win 67-18.  Brookfield shot 30-65 from the floor, and 1-4 on free throws.  The team had 14 assists, 38 boards, 20 steals and 10 turnovers.
    The Bulldogs opened up against Green City in what proved to be an exciting contest.  The teams were fairly even early on, and exchanged buckets to open the game.  An early three-pointer from Green City made the early difference until a 7-0 Brookfield run with baskets from Cole Hoover and Chris McCurley.  After one quarter, Brookfield led 17-16.
    The Dogs opened the second quarter on a 5-0 run to extend their lead, with baskets coming from Tristen Duncan and Seth Speichinger.  A second 5-0 run, with points coming from David Keller and Anthony Cupp, also extended the lead.  At the half, Brookfield led 33-27.
    Green City started on an 8-0 run to begin the third quarter, ending with a bucket from McCurley.  This basket tied the game, after Green City had taken the lead.  Add in a basket from Hoover, and Brookfield went on a 4-0 run.  A quarter-ending 3-0 run, with points from Hoover and Speichinger, left Brookfield with a 40-37 lead after three frames.
    Green City opened scoring in the final frame.  Brookfield responded with an 8-0 run, with points coming from Josh Casebolt, Speichinger and Hoover.  Runs of 4-0 and 7-0 by Green City closed the gap.  Brookfield would retake the lead at the 1:20 mark with a bucket by Hoover, and then again with 12 seconds left off of a basket by Ryan Kearns.  A late free throw from Speichinger would leave Brookfield with a 57-55 win.
    The Dogs shot 19-50 from the floor, 17-24 from the free throw line, had 10 assists, 19 boards, 24 steals, and 22 turnovers.
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