The Warrior and Lady Warrior basketball teams swept a weekend homestand over rivals Deerfield-Windsor and Valwood, combining to go 4-0 in less than 24 hours of action in the Beverly Athletic Center. To read a full recap and see highlights of the wins, click here.
After frustrating and disappointing road losses on Tuesday night to start Region play, both Warrior programs came out Friday night focused and determined to right the direction of their seasons. With a packed house in the Beverly Athletic Center, the Lady Warriors got the night started with a full-court press blitz of the Lady Knights.
After a tight first quarter, the Lady Warriors broke it open in the second frame with a 20-6 run forcing multiple Deerfield turnovers. Holland Walker and Mollie Vick were the sparkplug, frustrating the Deerfield ballhandlers. With a 38-18 halftime lead, the Warriors continued to pull away in the second half behind balanced production throughout the roster. Erin Lewis, Jordan Thompson, and Holland Walker went for 20, 19, and 17 points respectively in the win. Mollie Vick was the facilitator, dishing out 12 assists.
The boys maintained the night's momentum, jumping out to an early 14-6 lead against the long time standard-bearer for Boys basketball in the Region. Kurtis Brown was dominant in the paint and in transition, highlighted by an emphatic slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet late in the first quarter. A buzzer-beating shot by Sam Barrett to end the first half gave the Warriors a 23-18 lead going into the lockerroom. The back and forth third quarter ended with a bang, as Skyler Jones hit back-to-back 3-pointers to extend the Warrior lead. JP Chapman led the team with 6 assists in the 55-49 win.
There was no let down on Saturday afternoon, as the Girls rolled past Valwood 73-27. The Lady Warriors came out hot, jumping out early 21-4 and never looked back. Jordan Thompson led the way with 23 points. Erin Lewis (12) and Eliza Eiford (10) were the other Brookwood players in double-figure scoring. In a game that featured ten different scorers for Brookwood, Vick again led the way in assists - distributing 7.
The Warriors finished the day in similar fashion, using pressure defense and transition offense to defeat the Valiants by a final score of 80-47. The scoring balance was remarkable, with Brown again leading the way with 20 points. Harrison Owens contributed 11, while Chapman, Jacob Atkinson, and Garrett Ledford all pitched in 10. Ten different Warriors netted a basket in the runaway victory.
Located in Thomasville, GA, Brookwood School is a private school for grades JK-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.