The Brownwood Lions continue to chalk up victories, pushing their win streak to three games with a 62-52 home triumph over the Clyde Bulldogs Tuesday night at Warren Gym.
Coming off their consolation championship performance at the Hamilton tournament over the weekend, the Lions (7-5) raced out to a 15-point halftime lead. Clyde closed the gap to nine points on three occasions in the second half and eight points once, but never got any closer.
“At times we were real streaky where we put up a lot of points in a hurry and played with a lot of enthusiasm,” said Lions first-year head coach Nadir Dalleh. “We also had some letdowns like we seem to every game and let Clyde back in it. We got into some early foul trouble and that was part of it. When you take out key components it’s hard to adjust, but the kids turned out OK and a win in this game is big.”
Tristin Revada led the Lions with 19 points, knocking down a trio of three-pointers and all six of his free throw attempts. As a team, Brownwood was 20 of 24 at the free throw line while Clyde converted just 16 of 32 attempts.
“We got to the line and hit our free throws tonight, and that’s cost us two games this year I know,” Dalleh said. “I don’t know how many we made, but it was a good percentage.
“We also kept our composure for about three and half quarters, then we got a little tired at the end and it lacked a little bit.”
Along with Revada, Blaine Hughes also finished in double digits with 10 points trailed by nine from McLane Moore, seven from Blaize Infinger, six from A.J. McCarty, four each from Sean Yoder and Corleone Pressley and two points from Blake Bronniman.
Leading 14-12 after one quarter, the Lions seized control with a 13-4 run to start the second period, which established a 27-16 cushion.
The halftime lead stood at 15 points, then the Lions scored the first four points of the third period to make the score 39-20 — the largest advantage of the night for Brownwood.
The Lions are back in action at 4:30 p.m. Friday as they host Gatesville, eyeing a fourth consecutive victory.