Grabbing a board

Brunswick’s Tamara Blanks pulls in a rebound in action during the Lady Bulldogs’ 53-45 over Park View HS. (Dennis Smith)

The Brunswick High School varsity girls’ basketball team earned a big Tri-Rivers District contest by topping visiting Park View HS 53-45 at home last Wednesday night.

The win, coupled with a 48-44 victory over Sussex-Central HS on Friday, improved Brunswick to 10-8 overall and 9-5 in the district.

Brunswick went right to work in the first quarter on Wednesday, jumping out to a 17-8 lead behind nine points from Aniya Seward and four from Nyiesha Pair.

The Lady Dragons fought back in the second quarter as Mikya Harrison hit two free-throws at the 3:19 mark to trim the Brunswick lead to 19-14.

Tamara Blanks scored on a rebound and putback at the 2:09 mark for Brunswick for a 22-15 lead.

Park View’s Teonia Watts scored with five seconds left in the first half to cut the Brunswick lead to 23-18 at the halftime break.

Both teams’ offense picked up in the third period as Pair buried a trey at the 5:48 mark for a 27-21 lead.

Azaria Williams scored on a steal and layup for Park View at the 5:06 mark but Jamoni Crittendon answered with a trey on the other end for a 30-23 lead.

A steal and layup and two free-throws by Seward gave Brunswick a 34-25 lead at the 2:40 mark but Park View stormed back with a 8-0 run to close to 34-33 with 52 seconds left in the stanza.

Tiara House buried a trey for the Lady Dragons during the big run while Harrison and Sophie Janson added buckets.

To read the entire article pick up the Feb. 5, 2020 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.