A slow start and a cold third quarter proved to be too much for the Brownstown Central girls basketball team to overcome.
The Braves missed their first seven shots in Saturday’s Mid-Southern Conference game at Charlestown, and they were outscored 15-4 in the third quarter, losing 44-36.
Brownstown hadn’t played since Dec. 18, and coach Karla Rieckers said the layoff hurt her team at the beginning of the game.
“I think probably the first two or three minutes of the game, that was very indicative. We just wanted to stand around. We weren’t playing hard,” she said. “I felt like after I called the timeout and maybe woke them up a little bit, we came out, and I thought we competed with them more the rest of the game.”
A basket by Brooke Ebbing 2:15 of the first quarter put the Braves on the scoreboard. They outscored the Pirates 7-2 the remainder of the quarter, and then added the first six points of the second quarter to move on top 13-9 following a steal and layup by Trinity Booher at 5:20.
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