Tigers Take Conference Opener At Linn County

By David Sharp

Trae Treasure scored a game high 19 points, leading Brashear (4-0, 1-0) to a 72-48 Tri-County Conference boys’ basketball win at Linn County. The December 4 contest saw the Tigers spring on a 15-6 second quarter run, changing a two point first period edge to a 24-13 halftime lead.
Brashear matched the home team in the third quarter and rolled up a 28-17 fourth quarter advantage for the 72-48 victory. Kale Watson was in double figures with 15 Tiger points. Brashear was a solid 15-19 from the free throw line. Linn County went 15-23 from the charity stripe. The Tigers doubled the Mustang’s offensive production from the field.
"We didn’t play our style of basketball in the first half," said Brashear coach Sara Williams. "We scored 24 points in the first half, and picked it up in the fourth quarter. We put 28 points on the board in the fourth quarter alone. We got it going in the end. I just don’t think we came in with the intensity we needed to."
Luke Forbes and T.J. Bowen led Linn County with 13 points each. Matt Thomas, Kiley Watson, Jacob Shipman and Ryan Ferdig scored eight points each in a balanced team offensive effort.
Justin Hazen scored four points and David Anderson added two Brashear points.