Brentwood girls use hot perimeter shooting to defeat Vincentian Academy
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 11:03 PM
The Brentwood and Vincentian Academy girls basketball teams put on a shooting clinic Tuesday night in a nonsection game at Brentwood.
The two girls teams combined for 19 field goals from 3-point range, as the Spartans rallied past the visitors 53-50 thanks to a 17-9 offensive surge in the game’s final eight minutes.
Brentwood, ranked fourth in Class 2A, connected for nine treys overall, led by 5-foot-8 senior guard Anna Betz, who netted five triples and finished with a game-high 23 points.
Betz was complemented by senior guard Natalie Murrio with 14 points. Murrio gave the Spartans their first lead in the second half with a hoop at the 2:28 mark of the fourth quarter.
Senior point guard Abby Wolf scored just one point, but her clutch free throw late in the four period proved to be the game-winning point.
Vincentian Academy held leads of 14-12, 27-25 and 41-36 after each of the first three frames.
Three players reached double figures for the Royals, who were paced by 5-10 junior guard/forward Alana Winkler and 5-4 junior guard Sydney Calderaro with 16 points apiece.
Melina Cortex, a sophomore guard, chipped in with 10 points for the Royals, who racked up 10 triples in the game.
Calderaro accounted for four treys; Winkler had three.
Brentwood improved to 10-3 with its fourth consecutive victory and sixth in seven games.
Vincentian Academy dropped to 4-9 on the year.
Ray Fisher is a freelance writer.