Braves roll past Owls in county showdown

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The Brownstown Central and Seymour boys basketball teams renewed their rivalry on Friday, one night after the girls tangled at Seymour.

Offensively, Brownstown wanted to get off to a fast start, and they did that. With the Braves leading 5-4 in the first quarter, Chaz Schneider hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Chase Klinge had a basket for an 8-0 run.

The Owls had no firepower in the opening quarter, only hitting three field goals, and it carried over the whole game, and the Braves collected a 91-29 win.

“I think it was real important,” Braves coach Dave Benter said of the fast start, “and we wanted to come out right from the start and try to play with a lot of intensity on the defensive end, as well. We wanted to take them out of what they wanted to do, and I thought for the most part, we did that.”

Schneider had the hot hand for the Braves in the first quarter, scoring 18 of his team’s 28 points, including five 3-pointers. He finished the game with a game-high 34 points.

“They are a very good basketball team, and you are not going to beat anybody when you shoot the way we did,” Owls coach Scott Miller said after his squad shot 9 of 47 from the floor.

“We had a flurry of turnovers there in the second quarter,” Miller said. “These nights are not fun, these nights are not pleasant, but they are also reasons to not give up.”

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