Guard claim first round playoff win over Dallas Christian, 56-52

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Brook Hill Guard 56, Dallas Christian Chargers 52, FINAL

BH:   11   18   7   20  -  56

DC:   13     1   7   31  -  52

The Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team marched its way into the playoff picture last week, as the team loaded the bus and traveled to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to take on their former district opponent, the Dallas Christian Chargers, Friday, Feb. 10, at Dallas Christian High School. 

In the first quarter, the Guard and the Chargers were in a dogfight early, attempting to control the contest’s momentum early. The home team Chargers held the advantage in first quarter scoring, collecting a total of 13 points, compared to the 11 points produced by the Guard in the opening quarter. 

The visiting Guard’s strong offensive power was on full display during the second quarter of play against the Chargers, allowing Brook Hill to outscore Dallas Christian, 18-1. At the halftime intermission, the Guard went into the locker room with a 29-14 advantage over the Chargers. 

After returning to the court for the second half of action, the defensive power of both the Guard and the Chargers was a strong asset for the teams, as both teams were only allowed a total of seven points each in the third quarter. 

In the fourth quarter, the home team Chargers’ powerful offense was able to surge and electrify, as the team scored a total of 31 points, compared to the visiting Guard’s 20 points in the final frame.

Despite the strong offensive surge by the Chargers, the Guard was able to hold to their early lead, as Brook Hill claimed the district victory over Dallas Christian, 56-52. 

Guard junior guard Reid Hill was the leading scorer for the team in the first round playoff game against the Chargers, collecting a total of 20 points, including six three-pointers. 

Other significant contributors for the Guard against the Chargers included senior guard Alec Kitt, with 12 points; sophomore guard Jared Johnson, with seven points; senior guard Parker Galbraith, with six points; senior guard Jacob Yeager, with six points; and junior forward Campbell Fletcher, with five points. 

"The way that the boys came out geared up and ready to play was awesome,” said Jacob Agnew, Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball head coach. “They worked so hard and really deserved the win. Reid Hill was on fire and everyone seemed to feed off of him, but we won the game on the defensive end and with some clutch free throws by Jacob Yeager."

With a 1-0 record last week, the Brook Hill Guard varsity basketball team currently holds an overall record of 11-15, 2-4 in district play.  

Next game: Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Brook Hill at All Saints 

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