The Brownfield Cubs went to Lamesa with something to prove Tuesday night. And prove it they did.
The Cubs, who suffered a District-opening overtime loss to the Golden Tornadoes several weeks ago, jumped out to an early lead in Tuesday night’s contest and never looked back.
With the 91-42 win, the Cubs showed the crowd what they’re capable of when they play as a team and on both sides of the ball.
Brownfield got on the board first with four quick points by senior Cub Korey Nolan and raced to a 26-15 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The second quarter was much of the same as the Cubs continued to widen the gap with a solid effort under the basket and a smothering full-court defense that the Tors couldn’t break.
At halftime, Brownfield enjoyed a comfortable 46-28 lead over Lamesa.
Despite the lopsided score, the game was a physical match-up as is usually the case when the Cubs and the Tors face off, with bodies all over the court and plenty of elbows underneath the bucket.
But the Cubs refused to let up and opened the second half with an 8-2 run, then continued to pull away in the third quarter, working up a 67-33 lead heading into the final frame.
Brownfield kept up its press in the fourth quarter, as the points continued to rise and the Lamesa fan base continued to dwindle.
At the final buzzer, the Cubs notched the convincing win, 91-42, to improve their District 4-2A record to 5-1, with their only loss thus far at the hands of the Tors.
Nolan led all scorers with 17 points on the night, as well as two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Sha’Colby Hill contributed 16 points and was a force on the boards with six rebounds on the night, as well as three assists and a whopping seven steals.
Malcolm Rainwater had 10 points, while Alex McCrary was good for 13 points, followed by Cole Garcia with nine and Jordan Demps with eight.
Coby Serbantez and Jezreel Griffin both had five, followed by J.T. Saenz and Josh Fininen with three each and Eliseo Salas with two.
In girls action, the Lady Cubs struggled from the start to find any traction against the Lady Tors, trailing 12-5 after one and 20-13 at the half.
The score was 36-16 after three and 53-33 at the final buzzer.
Tessa Hope led the Lady Cubs with 11 points, followed by Lexi Cruz with 10. Destiny Jimenez had four, while Braelee Salas and Sloane Holt put up three each and Autumn Williams had two.
Both squads are back in Cub Gym Friday night.