Brown County Team Info
Illini West Team Info
The Brown County Hornets shot a sizzling 62 percent from the
field to drop the Illini West Chargers 56-46 in the final game
of the first round of the Macomb-Western Holiday Tournament. The
victory ended an eight-game losing streak for the Hornets in
first round play.
Brown County (8-1) made eight out of ten
field goal attempts in the opening quarter to race out to a
22-11 lead. Darian Drake was the star for the Hornets, tallying
nine points in the first eight minutes.
Brown County ended the quarter on a 19-4
run, and things did not get much better for Illini West (5-6) in
the second period. Joe Hendricker buried a three with 4:14 left
in the half to close a 30-9 run for the Hornets.
Drake added to the Brown County lead,
making it 18 to begin the second half, but the Chargers would
make a game out of it. Carter Boyer who recorded the only
double-double on the first day of the tournament, scored seven
points in the third quarter to get his team within ten.
Boyer banked in a lay up to begin the
fourth, trimming the deficit to eight, but IW would get no
closer. Drake finished with 19 points, four assists and three
steals, while Tanner Sussenbach netted 17 points and nine board
to lead Brown County.
Kennedy Gooding scored 19 points on
9-for-16 shooting and Boyer registered 11 rebounds to lead
The Chargers will take on Pittsfield at 2:30 pm in the
consolation bracket play on Friday, while Brown County advances
to challenge top seeded West Hancock in the nightcap of the
quarterfinal round at 9:30 pm.
December 28, 2017