Brookfield's boys' basketball season mercifully came to a close on Wednesday night following an opening-round defeat in district play in Hamilton. The Bulldogs' game against top-seeded Maryville was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday but was forced back a day due to weather.
The Spoofhounds thoroughly dominated, 68-33.
Brookfield finishes its season 2-22. Meanwhile, Maryville improves to 19-4.
"We played hard and contested every shot they took," Maryville coach Matt Stoecklein said. "There was a stretch where (Brookfield) scored nine points in about three minutes, they rotated well and played with good energy."
In the first and third quarters, the Bulldogs were unable to manufacture any kind of offense, posting just four points in both of those periods. The Bulldogs had some success offensively in a second quarter in which they posted 13 points. The Bulldogs had 12 points in the fourth quarter, albeit with Maryville's deep reserves on the court.
Tyler Pickens, the only Bulldog coach Jerod Gillman will lose from this year's roster, led his team with 7 points in the final game of his career. Nick Jones posted a pair of baskets in the first half, and Tim Izard, Cooper Cisna, Jacob Day, Evan Fay, and Wyatt Reed all added three-pointers.
Jakob Woods led Maryville with 19 points.
"The boys played hard and did some good things against Maryville," Gillman said. "We got in an early hole that was too deep to dig out of, but we continued to compete.
"We knew that this was going to be a rebuilding year. There were no unrealistic expectations among the coaching staff. We were able to get an extensive look at all our players at both the junior varsity and varsity levels, and we feel like we know what each of our boys have to do in the offseason to compete for a roster spot. I am confident that we have a core of younger players that will make strength and skill development a high priority."