Brusly headed into key matchups in a prestigious area tournament, as well as non-district action during Christmas week.
Coach Harold Boudreaux’s Panthers finished the week 10-8 for the season.
In action from the Green Devil Classic in Plaquemine, Amite stretched a halftime lead to topple the Panthers 73-59 in the consolation game Saturday night. Brusly’s quest to the consolation round consisted of a win against St. James and a loss to Plaquemine.
Amite led 40-31 at the intermission.
Travin Thibodeaux led BHS with 23 points, while Michael Bryant had 10.
Dutchtown pulled past Plaquemine for a 42-41 squeaker in the championship game.
The Griffins posted the win despite a 26-20 Green Devil halftime lead.
D.J. Marshall and C.J. Young each had 11 for PHS.
The Panthers toppled St. James 53-43 in opening night action. BHS led St. James 30-14 at the half.
Shawn Freeman netted 15 to lead Brusly.
However, the Panthers watched a lead vanish in the second half and fell 51-44 to Plaquemine in their second round matchup.
Brusly led 26-14 at halftime.
Thibodeaux led BHS with 11 points.
Marshall paced the Green Devils with 14 points.
In pre-holiday action, the Panthers grinded out 25 points in the fourth quarter en route to a 64-45 win over District 6-1A runner-up Pointe Coupee Central.
Brusly led 18-14 at the end of the first quarter and 33-25 at the intermission.
PCC outscored the Panthers 7-6 in the third quarter.
Thibodeaux propelled Brusly with 14 points. Jasper Queen bucketed 11 and Carlsel Alexander nine.
The Panthers also overcame a first quarter deficit to rout Class B power Family Christian 63-30.
Brusly trailed FCA 11-7 in the first quarter, but the Panthers scored 19 points to extinguish the Flame lead – and never looked back.
After a 26-17 halftime lead, Brusly outscored Family Christian 19-3 in the third quarter and rallied for 23 points in the fourth to take the win.
Freeman paced Brusly with 11 points, while Bryant and Thibodeaux each had eight.