Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
Posted 10:18 p.m.
By Seamus Brennan
Brooks point guard Mike Powell remembers Jan. 13 all too well. That was the day Bogan defeated Brooks 52-38.
But thanks to a big second half from Powell and George Marshall, the No. 12 Eagles rolled to an 86-61 Public League second-round victory at Bogan Thursday night.
"This was a revenge game, Powell said. They beat us earlier in the year so we wanted to take care of business today.
Carrying a 39-38 lead into the half, Brooks (19-3) came out like gangbusters in the second half. Powell hit four three-pointers in the third quarter to account for 12 of his 14 second-half points. He finished with 18 points.
Now that we got George back and healthy I knew they were going to be concentrating on him a lot so that opened some scoring opportunities for me, Powell said.
Marshall finished with a team-high 22 points and hit five three-pointers on the night. He scored 14 in the second half.
There were 11 lead changes in the first half with Bogan (17-7) leading by as much as five, but Marshall hit two free throws before the half to put Brooks up by one. Brooks would never surrender that lead.
The Eagles also got contributions from Keith and Kevin Gray who scored 15 and 12 points respectively.
We think we are one of the best, if not the best, teams in the city, Powell said. I dont think theres a better starting lineup than us and if we play like we did today were going to be tough to beat.
Devaughn Johnson led Bogan with 17 points.