A great run

It was a fantastic run for the Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team but it came to an end on Friday night with a 77-70 loss to Region B champion East Rockingham HS in a Class 2 state quarterfinal contest played at Spotswood HS. The Bulldogs will return a strong nucleus for next season but say goodbye to seniors Deundre Wyche, Jeffrey Jamason, Jadan Firman, John Hicks, Quentin Singleton and Tavarre Mays. (Contributed photo)

The Brunswick High School varsity boys’ basketball team tied the score at 70 with 1:09 to play on Friday night but Region B champion East Rockingham HS got a trey from Cooper Keyes and ended the game on a 7-0 run to claim a 77-70 victory in a VHSL Class 2 state tournament quarterfinal game at Spotswood HS.

The victory was the 14th straight for East Rockingham HS as the Eagles improved to 27-2 on the season and advanced to the state semifinals to face Region A champion John Marshall HS while Brunswick saw a very successful season come to an end with a 20-10 record.

“I personally want to thank the coaching staff, community, parents, school board members, administrators and all the Bulldog fans that made this a successful season,” said Brunswick coach Charreko Walker. “Although we came up a little short, it still was a great journey. Winning 20 out of 30 games was great and making it to the Final 8 in the state was a great accomplishment. The best is yet to come for Bulldog Nation.”

Brunswick got off to a good start in the contest, jumping out to a 19-15 lead in the first quarter behind seven points from Jermonta James, six from Jadan Firman and four from Diamonte Brodnax.

To read the entire article pick up the March 11, 2020 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.