Once the Richmond Spartans found their step Tuesday night at Carrollton, they were nearly unstoppable as they rolled to a 54-36 MRVC East victory.
Richmond, now 11-7 overall and 2-1 in the league, sputtered a bit in the first half, but still held a 20-14 edge.
The Spartan offense clicked on all cylinders starting in the third quarter as they nearly doubled their first-half production. Richmond junior Robert Brewer led the charge with 9 of his game-high 20 points in the third period.
“Robert was as dominant and athletic as he’s been and created match-up problems for them,” Richmond Coach Duane Bastob said. “Caleb Benhardt also helped out in the third quarter with two 3-pointers and great defense. Everyone played great defense in the game overall.”
Brewer ended the night with a double-double as he hit the boards to pull down a dozen rebounds in addition to a team-leading 4 steals. Benhardt chipped in 9 points with 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Blaine Broderick also hit for 9 points with 3 rebounds and 3 steals, and Kyle Carroll scored 8 points with 3 assists.
The full story is in the Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 edition of The Daily News.