By A.C. Hall
The Bears played five games as part of the Lake Worth tournament held over the weekend and finished with a record of three wins, two losses. That was good for a fourth place finish as Brewer showed the ability to put up a lot of points.
Things tipped off on Thursday, with Brewer defeating Krum by a score of 77 – 45. The team had three players score over 10 points in the contest, with Josh Waters leading the way with 17.
Thursday evening, the Bears faced off against the undefeated Nolan Catholic. Brewer handled this talented team very well in the first half, leading 23 – 14 at halftime.
The second half wasn’t as kind to the Bears, however, as Nolan Catholic came roaring back. Brewer was outscored 34 – 16 over the course of the second half. That lead to a 48 – 39 victory for Nolan Catholic and handed Brewer their first loss of the tournament.
After a competitive 62 – 56 victory over Alvarado early on Friday, Brewer was in full dominance mode heading into their afternoon contest. Northside drew the unfortunate assignment of trying to contain a Bears offense that was firing on all cylinders.
By the end of the first quarter, Brewer lead Northside 19 – 2. Heading into the second, the team was already rotating in most of their bench players. The Bears put on an offensive clinic, impressing many as they scored again and again as the game continued on. They won this one easily with a final score of 73 – 28.
Their three wins, one loss record was good enough to put Brewer in the third place game on Saturday. The opponent was Ponder, and the Bears came up just short of winning. They lost 55 – 51, giving them fourth place in the tournament. Brewer player Josh Waters won the honor of being named to the all tournament team.
Head Coach Jason Porostovsky has shown great skill at getting his squad to peak at the right time, and once again this team looks to be getting better and better as district play looms just a few weeks away.