Although the Bulldogs won both games, Monday's and Tuesday's games were radically different.

The Brookfield girls' basketball team improved to 6-3 with home victories on back-to-back nights against Lewis & Clark teams Westran and Fayette to round out the pre-holiday slate.

Westran, who remains winless, did not present much of a threat on Monday night, and the Bulldogs left the gymnasium with a 68-16 victory. Brookfield had a 28-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Rylee Sensenich had a team-high 17 points, and 11 of them came in the first half. Cassi Conard finished with 15. Avery Thompson was the other Bulldog in double-figures, scoring 12 points, all off of three-pointers.

The next evening, Brookfield faced a bit heftier of a challenge when Fayette came to town. The Bulldogs went on to win 67-54 and knock Fayette to 5-4, but the Falcons cut their score as narrow as just one point within the fourth quarter.

The Falcons' Abbey Conrow went nuts on Tuesday, finishing with a game-high 28 points and knocking down eight three-pointers. Fayette finished with 13 threes in total.

Not to be too terribly outdone from beyond the arc, the Bulldogs splashed 11 three-pointers of their own.

"In my coaching career, I don't think any of my teams have ever one a game where we gave up 13 threes," Meadville coach Tony Fairchild joked. "Then again, I don't know if I've ever lost one where we made 11. I'm guessing it was pretty close to 50 percent shooting by both teams, and not many of them were open looks.

"I thought Fayette played an outstanding game, and I'm pretty proud of our girls. We're in a lot better offensive flow than we've ever been, and we're getting more confidence. We're getting better throughout the year. We have the skills, but we have to get smarter on defense."

After taking a 16-8 deficit into the second quarter, the Tigers utilized a 20-8 second quarter to enter the second half with a four-point lead.

Kaylie Stufflebean finished with 20 points, including five three-pointers in the second half. Cassi Conard had 19 points and Rylee Sensenich had 16. Kate Ewing had eight and Sydnie Thudium finished with seven.

Brookfield does not play again until it travels to Marceline in the first week of January for the Tigers' annual tournament.

"We're doing really well running the plays, and some of the girls who haven't got a ton of time have played really good defense," Conard said. "I don't think many teams want to play us when we're executing."