The corner

Brunswick’s Jadan Firman got the corner on Greensville’s Jermonta James on this drive in action from the Eagles’ 62-61 win on Friday night in Lawrenceville. Firman led the Bulldogs with 15 points in the contest. (Dennis Smith)

For most of the contest on Friday night, the Brunswick High School varsity boys’ basketball team controlled the tempo and the game against visiting archrival Greensville County.

But the Bulldogs ran into trouble at the foul line in the fourth quarter (5 for 17) and the Eagles stormed back, getting a trey from Zavion Franklin with 3 seconds to play to steal a 62-61 victory in Lawrenceville.

The win improved Greensville to 13-4 overall and 10-2 in the Tri-Rivers District.

The Bulldogs fell to 7-3 in the district.

“We have to learn to close out games,” said Brunswick coach Charreko Walker. “The game is thirty-two minutes long and you have to take care of the ball and hit free-throws.”

Greensville jumped out to a 7-6 lead in the first quarter behind four points from Lezhan Peebles but Brunswick got a trey from Jadan Firman as part of a 7-0 run and took a 13-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Bulldogs opened the second quarter on a 13-2 run to take a 26-10 lead at the 4:55 mark on back to back treys from Jordan Wesson and Reginald Walker.

To read the entire article pick up the Jan. 23, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.