BROOKFIELD OH- Brookfield and South Range have had a lot of important games in the last 8 seasons. They’ve met in 3 district championships in that time span. While the Raiders have wins in all of those tournament meetings, Brookfield came in to Saturday with a win in the last meeting, the season finale of last year. With that little boost of confidence Brookfield zipped through the Raiders. After a slow start where they trailed by as many as six, the Warriors went on a huge run between the second and third quarters to take control. They would walk away with a 57-43 win.
Sophia Hook and Cailey Wellman both led the Warriors with 17 points each. Wellman also finished with another double double to add to her collection with 12 rebounds. Katie Gibson stepped up big for the Warriors with 11 points. Mikenzie Jumper hit some big shots and contributed 8 points.
Emma Cunningham led the Raiders with 15 points on the day. She had 12 of those points in the first half as the Raiders jumped out to an early lead. Taylor McClish finished in double figures as well for the Raiders with 12 points. Devin Sauerwein was able to add 6 points to the cause.
Brookfield now looks ahead to tournament play. Their run will start on Wednesday as they host Cardinal Mooney at 7:00. South Range will open their tournament on Wednesday as well as they travel to United.