Basketball: Region 6-AAA Boys Recap

Semifinals

Brentwood 63 Independence 61

No. 1 seed Brentwood got a real scare, but advanced past No. 3 Independence.

The Bruins trailed 49-44 late in the third – the largest deficit by either team in the game – before going on a 13-0 run over a five-minute stretch to take control.

Big during that stretch was Grant Teichmann who scored nine of his 14 points in the final period.

Jalen Lawson had a game-high 24 points for Brentwood, making four 3-pointers.

Indy made a clear effort to take advantage of their size in the third quarter as post Malcolm Walker posted up and got eight of his 11 points in that stretch. He fouled out early in the fourth though and Indy lost their presence.

Brentwood also took away Grayson Murphy late, holding him to only a last-second 3-pointer. He had 19 of his 22 points in the first 24 minutes of play.

Brentwood will now play Hillsboro for the Region 6AAA title Friday.

Hillsboro 62 Franklin 55 (Overtime)

Four quarters were not enough to decide the first semifinal game in Region 6AAA.

Hillsboro survived a late Franklin rally to advance to the championship game Friday.

It was a strong effort for Franklin to force extra time as they rallied from down nine early in the fourth quarter.

Senior Garrison Mathews hit a 3-pointer with 2:40 remaining to tie the contest 42-42, but fouled out 30 seconds later.

Without their leading scorer, Booth Page hit two from 3-land and Zach Muir nailed a trey with five seconds on the clock to even the score at 51-51.

Shooting went cold for Franklin in OT though as they made only one basket.

Mathews had a team-high 17 for Franklin with Muir adding 11 from the bench.

Thomas Smith had 17 points for the Burros with four rebounds and two blocks.

Hillsboro was aggressive throughout, as 16 of their 19 made baskets came inside the paint.

Quarterfinals

Independence 66 Cane Ridge 49

The only upset of the night came in the final game as the No. 3 Eagles eliminated the No. 2 Ravens by double-digits.

Indy led by 17 at the half before Cane Ridge made things interesting in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 45-39 in the period’s final minute.

The Eagles rallied in the fourth though to advance to meet Brentwood in the region semifinals Wednesday.

Pressure defense and good free throw shooting kept momentum in the favor of Independence. They have made 8-of-9 from the charity stripe in the first half while forcing 12 turnovers in the game.

Grayson Murphy led the way with 22 points and four assists and six rounds while Austin Osborn chipped in with 19 points, three assists and five rebounds.

Brentwood 79 McGavock 46

It was raining 3s at Franklin High School as No. 1 seed Brentwood drained 13-of-24 from behind the arc in their victory over No. 4 McGavock.

The Bruins began running away from McGavock in the second quarter, outscoring them 25-5 in the eight minute stretch.

Jalen Lawson had a game-high 19 points while Grant Teichmann added 16. Both saw limited action in the fourth quarter.

Brentwood should be rested headed into their semifinal game Wednesday as 15 players saw action against McGavock.

Franklin 67 Glencliff 57

The Rebels closed the contest on a 14-5 run, eliminating the Colts from postseason play.

It was tight early in the final period though as the lead was swapped five times in the first three minutes before Tanner Spalding’s free throws put Franklin up for the final time.

Points off the bench proved to be a difference maker as Franklin won the battle 26-5.

Garrison Mathews had a team-high 13 points for the No. 2 seed Franklin while Joe Critchlow and Carter Bowman each added 12.

Antwain Woodland had a game-high 20 points for the No. 3 seed Glencliff while Anthony Davis chipped in for 18.

The Rebels advance to meet Hillsboro Wednesday.

Hillsboro 60 Summit 53

It came down to the wire, but No. 1 Hillsboro eliminated No. 4 Summit Tuesday afternoon.

Sophomore John Carter had a shot to even the contest with less than 25 seconds remaining, but his 3-pointer rimmed out and Hillsboro padded their advantage with late free throws.

A back-and-forth game in the first half that featured six lead changes swung in the Burros direction in the third quarter as Thomas Smith exploded for 14 of his 22 points.

Donovan Donaldson had been Hillsboro’s offense prior, racking up 16 points on 7-8 shooting in the first half. He finished with 18 points.

Summit was balanced on their end of the court. The Carters led the way with John scoring 14 and Tai adding 11.