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January 23, 2013

Brunswick routs Lowndes

VALDOSTA — It wasn’t a good night for Lowndes basketball on Tuesday. The varsity basketball teams at Lowndes were routed by Brunswick.

The Vikettes were beat 57-46, despite a double-double from junior Tashia Brown, while the Vikings were beat by 19 points, 82-63.

The losses on Tuesday marked the second time in the last four days the Vikettes and Vikings have lost to the teams from Brunswick. The teams met Saturday night in Brunswick.

The Lady Pirates beat the Vikettes 45-32 in that game, and the Pirates beat the Vikings 70-58.

On Tuesday night, the Pirates never trailed after the first possession, while the Vikettes led for a total of 16 seconds — one possession. Needless to say, Brunswick dominated the night of high school basketball.

The Pirates saw 10 different players score on the night, including three in double figures. Lowndes, on the other hand, had just Alan Urrutia finish in double figures, as the junior finished with a game-high 19 points.

“It seemed like we were out of it,” Vikings head coach Kingston Clark said. “Mentally, we didn’t seem like we were in the game at all.”

With the game tied 8-8 midway through the first quarter, the Pirates used a 15-9 run to close out the quarter, building a 23-17 advantage.

Then in the second quarter, the Pirates used an 11-4 run to open the quarter, followed by an 11-3 run to close out the quarter to build a commanding 45-31 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Vikings were flat. Brunswick started the third quarter with an 11-0 run to build the game’s largest deficit, 25 (56-31).

“I thought we would come out in the second half and play with a little bit more energy,” Clark said. “But, we didn’t. We came out flat. Just as flat as we were in the start of the game.”

With the game out of hand, Urrutia did his best to keep the Vikings in the game, scoring 13 of his 19 points in the second half, but none of it mattered as the Vikings couldn’t close the gap on the Pirates.

“I thought (Alan) really stepped up,” Clark said. “He didn’t quit.”

Lowndes is now 11-8 on the season and just 2-4 in Region 1-AAAAAA, with six games remaining in the regular season.

For the second time since Saturday, the Vikettes were handed a double-digit drubbing by the Brunswick Lady Pirates.

The Vikettes led for a total of 16 seconds — one possession — in Tuesday’s 57-46 loss, which came off a Lexus Miller field goal with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter.

From there, Brunswick dominated the remainder of the contest. The Lady Pirates used a 7-1 run to end the third, and followed it up by outscoring Lowndes 21-14 in the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, foul shooting hurt Lowndes. The Vikettes were just 6 of 14 from the free-throw line and often came up without a rebound on the missed shots. In transition, Brunswick was able to get a foul and get to the line, where the Lady Pirates scored their seven of their final 10 points in the game.  

Brunswick never trailed in the first half, taking an 11-4 first-quarter lead behind points from four different scorers, eventually stretching their lead to nine points, 23-14, midway through the second quarter.

After being held scoreless through the first quarter and for the first three minutes of the second quarter, Tashia Brown scored the final nine of Lowndes’ 12 points of the first half. With Brown’s leadership, the Vikettes outscored Brunswick 10-4 to close out the half, reducing their halftime deficit to 27-24.

Miller finished with 11 points for Lowndes, while Brown finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds, both game highs, although Brown missed three free throws in the fourth quarter.

With the back-to-back losses to Brunswick, the Vikettes are now 13-6 overall and 2-4 in the region.

Lowndes visits Coffee Friday night and hosts crosstown rival Valdosta Saturday night.

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