Brunswick dropped their first game of the young season to Millbrook School (NY) on Wednesday 65-53.
The Bruins looked to be in control early, building an 18-9 lead by creating turnovers and getting easy buckets in transition. The remainder of the half saw Brunswick go cold from the field, allowing the Mustangs back into the ballgame with a run of their own, and the two teams headed into the locker rooms tied at 28 apiece.
The second half was a back and forth battle as each side traded scores, neither one able to pull away. The Bruins found themselves down by 4 with 1:49to play as they inbounded the ball under their own basket with a chance to make it a one possession game. An errant pass led to a Millbrook fast break dunk plus a foul, ultimately sealing Brunswick's fate.
It was one of those nights where the Bruins got the looks they wanted on offense, but were unable to capitalize, shooting an uncharacteristic 2-21 from three.
December 6, Greenwich, CT - Brunswick earned a win in their first FAA game of the season on Tuesday afternoon in Dann Gym, beating King 75-48.
The Bruins jumped all over the Vikings right from the opening tip, applying defensive pressure, forcing turnovers, and capitalizing on offensive opportunities with hot shooting. Early three pointers from Wyatt Triestman, Will Graves, and two from Ethan Long helped Brunswick secure a commanding 20-5 lead after just six minutes of play.
Brunswick kept their foot on the gas for the remainder of the half, heading to the locker room with a 21 point advantage at the break.
The second half saw more of the same, as the Bruins overwhelmed their opponent with their length and depth off the bench. Brunswick received contributions from their entire roster, but it was Long who led the way with 21 points. Triestman added 10 and Graves 9, while Malik Samms and Jack Stevens chipped in 8 apiece. Luke Michalik led the squad on the glass by grabbing ten boards.
It's a quick turnaround for Brunswick who is back on their home court Wednesday at 3:30pm vs. Millbrook.
Brunswick School 51, Taft School 41
December 3, Greenwich, CT - Brunswick emerged victorious 51-41 in their season opener on Saturday afternoon at home against Taft.
The Bruins started fast, building a quick 6-0 lead on three early buckets, including a Jon Sigurdsson alley-oop dunk off a Wyatt Triestman inbound pass. But the Rhinos would quickly build a lead of their own, going up 19-13, after capitalizing on a few turnovers and missed opportunities by the Bruins offense.
Brunswick would eventually regain their poise with the help of three Will Graves three pointers and took a 26-23 lead into the break.
The Bruins did not trail for the rest of the game, but saw a comfortable ten point lead dwindle to three as the score sat at 43-40 with 1:45 to play in the contest.
Sophomore guard Ethan Long, who had a game high 22 points and was a menace on the defensive end all afternoon, led Brunswick across the finish line scoring the final ten points of the game.
Graves added 16 points, Sigurdsson 7, and Triestman 6.
Brunswick returns to Dann Gym on Tuesday against King for their first FAA matchup of the year.
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