BRHS overruns TigersPublished 2:11pm Friday, December 6, 2013
Ten Wildcats players found the bottom of the hoop as Benjamin Russell overwhelmed Childersburg 85-65.
Ronnie Stacy led the Wildcats with 18 points, 12 boards, seven assists and six steals.
“I’m really pleased with the way our guys bounced back after an emotional win versus Sylacauga,” said BRHS boys basketball coach Jeff Hines. “I was concerned that the team would come out flat.”
After struggling with the Tigers’ press early on, Stacy led the charge, as he scored 10 points to open the game.
A 10-2 run to start the second quarter opened things up for the Wildcats, and put them ahead for the rest of the game.
However, Childersburg wouldn’t go away without a fight.
After heading into the break down 40-26, the Tigers opened the third quarter on a 7-2 run. BRHS’ Dijon Leonard spearheaded the Wildcats in that period, as he scored 10 of his 18 points in the quarter.
“I was ecstatic with the way he played,” Hines said of Leonard. “But I was disappointed with the way we played there. We see the first five minutes of the third quarter as the most important part of the game. I thought midway through the third, Childersburg got tired, and that was the difference in the ball game.”
As a team, the Wildcats collected 21 assists, 23 steals and 30 offensive boards.
“That’s the way we have to be,” Hines said. “We have to play all 12 guys. I continue to be impressed with the play of Rod Hunter and Q Johnson on the glass.”
Hunter had seven points and eight boards.
Next for BRHS is a Friday game at Coosa.