Working the paint

Brunswick’s Tra’Von Callis looks to make a move in the paint in action from Franklin’s 58-57 win in Lawrenceville in a Tri-Rivers District tournament quarterfinal contest in Lawrenceville. (Dennis Smith)

Brunswick coach Charreko Walker said his team would need to make free-throws to have a chance in the Tri-Rivers District tournament.

His words could not have rang any truer as Brunswick missed 2 of 3 from the charity stripe in the final 49 seconds and fifth-seeded Franklin HS overcame a five-point deficit over the last 1:10 to capture the contest on Drelyn Ford’s short runner with seven seconds left to capture a 58-57 decision.

The win advanced Franklin to the semifinals while the loss dropped Brunswick to 12-11 on the season.

Brunswick jumped out to a 5-0 lead against the Broncos behind a bucket from Jadan Firman and a trey from JaQuan Miller at the 5:40 mark.

Franklin answered with a 14-1 run behind three straight treys to open up a 14-6 lead on a long ball by Myreon Burrell at the 1:43 mark of the opening quarter.

Brunswick got a bucket from Tra’Von Callis and a trey from Miller to knot the score at 14 at the end of the opening period.

Firman hit two straight treys and scored eight straight points for Brunswick to open up a 22-20 lead at the 4:40 mark of the second quarter while Miller buried a trey and Savion Glasgow made two free-throws to increase the lead to 27-20 at the 2:37 mark.

To read the entire article pick up the Feb. 13, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.