By A.C. Hall
The boys basketball season got underway at BHS on Friday night as the Bears welcomed in Cleburne. Featuring a mix of new and returning players, the Bears got off to an energetic start in a first quarter where points were hard to come by. The teams stayed close throughout, with Brewer leading 8 – 7 at the end of the first.
Brewer basketball home games have become known for a noisy student section, and if game one of the season is any indication, it looks like the Bear fans are going to be wilder than ever during this new season. One student was clad in a full body blue spandex suit while another was wielding a mounted animal head.
Among the many chants started by the student section was one in support of Bears player Yanni Noulas. Noulas is a promising newcomer to the varsity squad and after he showed off his incredible jumping ability during one play the students chanted “he’s a sophomore”, letting Cleburne know that this is a powerful new addition to Brewer basketball that will be around for many years to come.
Brewer got into an offensive groove in the second quarter. The score stayed close for several minute before the Bears finished out the half on a 15 – 2 scoring run. That gave them a 28 – 14 lead at halftime.
Senior Dylan Vilaros came out strong in the third quarter, continuing his great play that has made him a stalwart of this program in recent seasons. The Bears played solid throughout the second half as they cruised to a 52 – 30 victory.
The team spread scoring evenly across the roster. Garrick Reynolds had 11 points, Dylan Vilaros had 10, Cameron Brown and Yanni Noulas each had 9 and Josh Waters finished the night with 8.
#1 Cameron Brown takes the ball to the hoop. Below Middle: #20 Dylan Vilaros hits his jump shot.