Brentwood’s Izzy Franco is Huge on Senior Night

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Brentwood's Izzy Franco scored 23 points on Senior Night.

It was a memorable Senior Night for Brentwood’s Izzy Franco.

The Bruins’ senior scored 23 points, leading Brentwood to an easy 66-35 home victory over Centennial on Friday night.

“I can’t even express it right now, I’m feeling great,” Franco said. “I was feeling myself out there. We were all feeling ourselves out there.

“We were just going 100 percent and we played as a team. I think we played awesome.”

A 17-2 run spanning the end of the second quarter and all of the third gave Brentwood the space it needed.

Amelia Osgood had 19 , and Delaney Truschel, 10, for Brentwood.

Malea Robertson led Centennial with 14, with Shantel Flye adding a dozen.

The Cougars struggled in their half-court offense against Brentwood’s stingy man-to-man, and only had two points in the third quarter.

Centennial threatened to make it a game, leading briefly just before half.

But Brentwood scored the last seven points of the first half, and started to run away with it early in the second.

Brentwood came out firing to start the second half and soon had its first double-digit lead of the night on a pair of mid-range jumpers from Franco and a Delaney Truschel 3.

That became 12 when Brentwood caught Centennial unprepared for an in-bounds pass, which Franco quickly converted into another short field goal.

Osgood’s layup with under three minutes to play put Brentwood up 20 for the fist time all night.

The Bruins jumped out to a quick 6-0 advantage after Franco and Truschel hit 3s on Brentwood’s first two possessions

That lead became nine on a couple of occasions, the second after Franco’s lay-up in traffic made it 13-4.

The Cougars struggle to make jump shots in their half-court offense, and Brentwood’s defense only made that tougher.

When Centennial had its most success was when it got out on the fast break. Robertson was the key in that regard.

A 12-4 Cougar run, which included three of her lay-ups, cut the lead to one.

The Cougars eventually took a brief 24-23 lead when Flye hit the team’s only 3 of the half.

But Franco answered that with a 3, and then Osgood added a pair of free throws and a lay-up off a backcourt steal, making it 30-24 at half.

Robertson had 10 at half, with two field goals coming in transition. She picked up her second foul with 18.6 left in the second quarter.

Osgood’s 12 led all scorers at the break, and Franco chipped in 10

Franco, Brentwood’s only senior, was honored in a brief ceremony after the game.