With 28 points from underclassmen Kyle Carroll and Robert Brewer and 11 from senior Blaine Broderick, the Spartans held off visiting Knob Noster Thursday for a 56-53 win.
Richmond, now 14-8 overall and, at 5-2 tied with Knob Noster in conference play, came back from an early deficit to build a 48-39 lead after three quarters. The visitors pulled within 3 with a 15-8 fourth-quarter spurt, but the Spartans gutted out the win.
“(It was the) best win of the year while facing some of the toughest adversity we’ve had in a long time,” Coach Duane Bostob said. “Blaine (Broderick) went out with an injury in the second quarter, Robert (Brewer) was banged up, yet our kids gutted out a great win.”
Bastob credited the team’s play on defense as a key contribution to the win.
The combined team effort allowed Richmond to offset a 27-point night by Knob Noster’s Brian Hughes and 11 points from Ivan Pyszka.
In addition to balanced, double-digit scoring from Broderick, Carroll, a sophomore with 15 points, and Brewer, a junior with 13, the Spartans’ other 17 points came from underclassmen.
Sophomore Cody Gorham finished with 6 points, junior Caleb Benhart with 5, sophomore Lucas Hook with 4 and junior Da’Ron Jenkins with 2. Jenkins also contributed 4 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal.
Full story is in the Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 edition of The Daily News