The Brookfield girls' basketball season came to a close on Monday night at the hands of Maryville.
In a slim defeat in the opening round of the Class 3 District 16 tournament at Penney, the third-seeded Bulldogs fell by a slim margin to the Spoofhounds in a low-scoring game, 30-28.
"Offensively, we did some things right," Brookfield coach Tony Fairchild said after the loss that proved to be the final outing of his inaugural season at the helm.
"We played very tough on defense, but we just couldn't get the ball in the hole. What we did was kind of what we were looking for, we just didn't score. In the second half, we switched some things up, we were a little more aggressive, and we got some better looks. We did what we had to do on the other end to keep us in the game."
Rylee Sensenich was the only Bulldog scorer in double figures with 12 points. Kaylie Stufflebean posted seven, Cassi Conard had five, and Kate Ewing finished with four.
The Bulldogs kept electric Maryville freshman Serena Sundell largely in check. She finished with 12 points of her own.
The Bulldogs finish their season with a 6-18 record. Brookfield won just one of its final 15 games.
"There were quite a few games where the outcome could have been different if we would have hit some shots," Fairchild said in reflection of his team's season. "We've got to be more fundamentally sound overall, and be able to do a little bit of everything offensively, be it scoring inside or shooting. We still need to play a little stronger, but I think it'll come."