The Cowden-Herrick Beecher City Bobcats (11-13), flirting with a .500 season, lost a barn-burner to Brownstown on Monday, 47-43.

CHBC and the Eagles were nip 'n tuck the whole game. In the end, after 48:00 of play, one extra basket and two extra free throws gave the Eagles the win. CHBC led after a competitive 1st period, 15-13. Brownstown won the 2nd period, just `14-13, making it a 1-point game at the half, 28-27 CHBC.

Defense won the 3rd period, as Brownstown got a leg up with a 9-7 run to take a 1-point lead heading into the furious 4th, 36-35. In crunch time, Brownstown had just little more scoring power, beating CHBC in the period by a possession, 11-8, and securing the win by four points, 47-43.

CHBC out-rebounded Brownstown 25 to 22, for 3 more possessions. CHBC out-dished Brownstown in assists, 15-11, 8 more points in teammate scoring. However, Brownstown had 7 more steals, 7 more possessions, helping causing 20 turnovers. Brownstown had nine fewer (11).

CHBC took more shots, but made one less 2-pointer than Brownstown. CHBC was 5-of-8 at the line (63%), but Brownstown shot more, making 7-of-13, the other two points towards the 4-point win. 

Brownstown had 3, almost 4, players in double figures. Natalie Oberlink was the Eagle star of the game. She led with 15 points, 13 rebounds for a double-double and dished 3 assists. Claire Wilhour had 13 points and 5 assists. Johnson had 10 points on a pair of deuce and a pair of 3s. Campbell had 8 points with 2 triples.

Lauren Wojcik was the CHBC player of the game, leading with 15 points and 8 rebounds. She was 5-of-6 shooting (83%), including 4-of-4 at the arc. Jaelyn Robertson scored 14 points, shooting 56% from 2-point range. She was 4-of-6 at the line (67%). She and Wojcik dished 4 assists, each. Hailey Persinger scored 6 points. 

CHBC (11-13) plays Tuesday night, hosting Sandoval at 6 p.m.

Monday

Brownstown 47, CHBC 43

B/StE  13-14-9-11--47

CHBC  15-13-7-8--43

CHBC stats: Wojcik 15 (1/2-2, 4/4-3 pt FGs, 1/1 FTs), 8 reb, 4 ast; Robertson 14 (5/9-2s, 0/4-2 pt FGs, 4/6 FTs), 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 stl; Persinger 6 (3/6-2s, 0/1-3 pt FGs), 3 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl; Endsley 4 (2/6 FGs), 2 reb, 2 ast; Bertin 2 (1/2 FGs), 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl; Burks 2 (1/-2s, 0/1-3 pt FGs), 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl; Lorton (0/2 FGs, 0/1 FTs), 2 reb, 1 stl; Bunch (0/1 FGs). Team FGs 17/39 (44%). 2s-13/28 (46%). 3-Pointers: 4/11 (36%)(Wojcik 4). Team FTs 5/8 (63%). Rebounds 25. Assists 15. Steals 5. Turnovers 20. 

B/StE stats: Oberlink 15 (5/11 FGs, 5/10 FTs), 13 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl, 1 blk; C Wilhour 12 (5/11-2s, 0/4-3 pt FGs, 2/3 FTs), 3 reb, 5 ast, 3 stl; E Johnson 10 (2/5-2s, 2/2-3 pt FGs), 2 reb, 2 ast, 4 stl; Campbell 8 (1/3-2s, 2/6-3 pt FGs), 3 ast; A Wilhour 2 (1/2 FGs), 1 reb, 1 stl; Scholes 1 blk. Team FGs 18/49 (37%). 2s-14/37% (38%). 3-pointer: 4/12 (33%)(E Johnson 2, Campbell 2). Team FTs 7/13 (54%). Rebounds 22. Assists 11. Steals 12. Turnovers 11.     

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