GREENWICH, Conn. Despite having a pair of big defenders in Billy Murphy and Bradley Seaton, the Brunswick School boys basketball team was outmatched on defense against Greens Farms Academy on Saturday. The Dragons Sean Obi pulled down a whopping 30 rebounds and forced Brunswick to the outside all night.
With Obi shutting down Brunswick under the basket, the Bruins struggled with their outside shooting. They went 0-for-7 in three-point attempts in the second half. Not helping matters was a near-capacity crowd letting Brunswick hear it all night. It added up to a frustrating 50-41 loss to Greens Farms.
Greens Farms got hot on offense in the second half. We just couldnt get a hand in the face enough to disrupt their rhythm, Brunswick head coach Robert Taylor said. Defensively I thought we did fine, but on offense there were shots we should have made.
The conference rivals played rough all evening, leading to a technical foul for each team. Referees twice had to stop play to give the players a talking-to in an effort to avoid any escalated altercations.
Brunswick pulled to within 36-32 early in the second half, but the technical foul sucked the life out of the Bruins. Greens Farms went on a 12-2 run to put the game out of reach for Brunswick.
We tried to get it inside and get Obi into foul trouble, but that didnt quite work out, Taylor said. A lot of the shots we took that were dropping in the first half just werent in the second. They were the shots we want to take, though. Thats basketball.
Greens Farms defenders neutralized Murphy, who scored eight, and Seaton, who added four points. Devin Mehra led Bruins shooters with 10 points, while Henry Taylor added eight.
Brunswick travels to Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., on Monday for a 6 p.m. game against the Masters School.
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