BY DOC SMITH
BULLARD — The Brook Hill Guard handed Bishop Gorman its third loss in the last 12 games with a 65-50 win over the Crusaders at Herrington Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon in a TAPPS non-district battle.
The game started off to be all Crusaders as they led by 10 twice in the opening quarter before the Guard got cranked up in the second quarter. Brandon Lackner scored six of his team-high 14 points in the opening quarter for a 19-11 TKG advantage.
The Crusaders then went cold from the field, scoring two points in the first 4:10 of the second period. Meanwhile, 3-pointers by Alex Hale, Grant Hanks and Luke Humphries brought Brook Hill. Humphries’ trey gave the Guard their first lead at 26-23.
Bryant Robinson scored all six of his points in the second quarter and was key rebounding for the Guard in the comeback. Robinson rebounded and hit the follow-up to begin a Brook Hill 24-9 second quarter output for a 35-28 lead at the half.
Gorman’s Ben Ashworth scored two of his 13 in the game with a bucket to bring Gorman to within 35-30. However, after two baskets by Grant Hanks and a trey from Andrew Swink, the Guard built a 43-34 lead that would never be in question the duration of the game.
Swink knocked down another trey in the quarter and scored eight of his 12 points as Brook Hill built a 53-42 lead after three quarters.
Brook Hill point guard Hanks had 17 points with three treys and Phillip Kitt had a good game inside with a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds).
The Guard, who evened their season mark with the win at 8-8, will next play Friday night in Dallas against league opponent First Baptist Academy at 7 p.m.
The Crusaders slip to 11-9 with the setback and will play a district encounter at home on Tuesday night at Haddad Gymnasium against Carrollton Prince of Peace at 7 p.m.
Bullard Brook Hill 65, Bishop Gorman 50
Gorman 19 9 14 8 — 50
Brook Hill 11 24 18 12 — 65
GORMAN — Pat Droder, 2; Michael Rainey, 2; Sean Goforth, 10; Chris Danly, 6; Brandon Lackner, 14; Ben Ashworth, 13; Cole Sharron, 3.
BROOK HILL — Alex Hale, 11; Grant Hanks, 17; Chase McDermott, 2; Andrew Swink, 12; Phillip Kitt, 14; Luke Humphries, 3; Bryant Robinson, 6.
THREE-POINT GOALS — TKG: Ashworth, Sharron. BH: Hale, Hanks (3), Swink (2), Humphries.
RECORDS — Gorman 11-9. Brook Hill 9-9.
NEXT UP — Brook Hill at First Baptist Academy, Fri., 7 p.m. Carrollton-Prince of Peace at T.K. Gorman, Tues., 7 p.m. vs.