A big second quarter surge and tough defense down the stretch carried the Brenham Cubs to a 59-45 win over Caney Creek, Tuesday night at the Brenham High School gym.
The Cubs (20-9/10-4) broke open a tight game early by outscoring the Panthers 22-6 over the second quarter.
Courtland Sutton and Chase Brooks combined for 16 of the Cubs’ 22 points in the second quarter, giving the team a 35-16 lead at the half.
The Panthers were able to cut the lead to seven early in the fourth quarter, but the Brenham defense forces a number of turnovers and pulled away to the 14-point win.
The Cubs remain one-game out of first place in District 18/4A, after Montgomery defeated Magnolia, 63-42.
The Cubs’ home finale is Friday night, when they host Magnolia West. Tipoff is set for 7:30, with a 7:15 pre-game show on KWHI and www.kwhi.com.
CUBS (20-8/10-4) 59 CANEY CREEK (12-13/5-9) 45
COURTLAND SUTTON, 20 pts.
JA’COREY COLVIN, 12 pts.
CHASE BROOKS, 10 pts.
FRIDAY, MAGNOLIA WEST @ CUBS, 7:30 (7:15 on KWHI)
MONTGOMERY (11-3) 63 MAGNOLIA (8-7) 42
WILLIS (4-10) 51 HUNTSVILLE (7-7) 49
MAGNOLIA WEST (3-10) @ WALLER (8-6), SCORE N/A
RUDDER (7-7), BYE
2-BRENHAM CUBS, 10-4
7-CANEY CREEK, 5-9
9-MAGNOLIA WEST, 3-10