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By David Sharp
Lacey Fisher and Aubrey Borgmeyer sank clutch free throws in the final 11 seconds of a November 20, 2023 varsity girls basketball game with Schuyler County for a hard fought 45-42 Tiger win.
The teams played pretty much on even terms throughout the first varsity girls games for both sides. The Lady Rams rebounded the ball well. Brashear took the ball to the rack, getting to the free throw line 29 times on the night.
Schuyler County went 6-7 from the free throw line on the night. Brashear was 12-29 from the line.
Brashear led 13-11 after one period of play. Paige Stutsman sank two Tiger field goals for a 23-18 lead with 3:45 to play in the first half. Schuyler County fought back within a point at intermission.
Brashear held a slim 25-24 halftime edge. Brashear defended the lane well. Missed Tiger scoring chances led to a 32-29 Brashear three quarter pole lead.
Hannah Farris put Schuyler County on top of a back and forth contest at 33-32 with 6:40 remaining in the game. The Lady Tigers missed fourth quarter shots and free throws.
Brashear led a close game by as many as four points in the fourth quarter. Claudia Dixon put the Lady Rams up by a point at the 2:08 mark. Lacey Fisher answered with a pair of free throws for a 43-42 lead with 1:39 to play in the contest.
Both teams missed chances to score in the final minute. Brashear missed two free throws with 13.9 seconds remaining. Brashear held a 43-42 lead. Schuyler County turned the ball over.
Lacey Fisher sank a free throw with 11 seconds showing on the clock. Aubrey Borgmeyer put Brashear on top of a 45-42 score with four seconds to play.
Lacey Fisher led all scorers with 19 Tiger points. Aubrey Borgmeyer was in double figures with 11 Brashear points. Heidi Lay scored six points. Paige Stutsman put in five, Marissa McMann scored three and Cassidy Althide added one Brashear point.
Claudia Dixon led Schuyler County with 13 points. Hannah Farris scored eight points. Sidney Aeschliman put in seven Schuyler County points. Taylor Roberts put in five points. Florence Lusher tossed in four points.
Kelsey Tallman scored three Ram points. Raina Small added two points.