East Bay and Brandon, side by side, measured up to be a great game. Jonathan Jean, East Bay PG and Reggie Twigg, Brandon SF were the marque names prior to tip off. However, as the star were steady, a few role player made big contributions.
Brandon jumped out to an early 8-0 lead in first quarter before East Bay finally got on the board. The Indians would fight to get back in to the game capitalizing on a few Eagle miscues. Brandon out scored East Bay in both the first quarter and the second behind a strong performance by Reggie Twigg and Avery Bolton. Twigg finished the half with 8 points and Bolton ended with 5. Bolton was very active on both ends of the floors, lots of hustle and penetrated the East Bay defense to create easy buckets for teammates.
Brandon outscored East Bay 13-8 in the 3rd quarter. The Eagles out hustled East Bay to the majority of the loose balls. On defense, the 2-3 zone by the Eagles kept East Bay out the point forcing them to shot from the perimeter and too many low percentage shots. Without numbers, Brandon was much more active on the glass, on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.
Roderick Davis, Brandon C was a key contributor for the Eagles. Scored 9 points and controlled the interior of the defense. Made the Indians shoot tough shots and pulled down plenty of rebounds.
East Bay started to get some momentum in the fourth quarter once they applied an effective full court press and up tempo offense. Jonathan Jean, East Bay ended the game with 12 points. 6 points in the fourth quarter once he began to attack the rim. Indians scored 20 in the fourth quarter, but Brandon scored 22. Each time the Indians would make a run, Brandon would answer back.
Final: Brandon 60 East Bay 47
Reggie Twigg, Brandon – 22
Anton Crutcher, East Bay – 14