THOMPSON – Hillsboro-Central Valley completed a season sweep of Thompson Tuesday night with a 51-45 win behind freshman forward Jacob Brandt and a strong second half.
After the Burros sank three baskets in the opening quarter, Brandt checked into the game and scored nine of his game-high 16 points to get H-CV back on track.
“Tonight we went with the hot hand … and Jacob was able to make some tough plays there in the fourth quarter for us,” said H-CV head coach Elliot Rotvold.
“It’s always good to have that kind of guy to go to.”
The Burros did a better job following their shots in the second quarter to create second-chance opportunities and improved their ball movement after a rocky first quarter.
Brandt sank two foul shots and an elbow jumper to start the second quarter and H-CV scored on its next possession for its first back-to-back points of the game.
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