Brentwood Boys Easily Down Valley Park, Claim Conference Championship
The title is coach Brad Kerns' first as a coach for the Eagles. The district tournament starts next week.
The Hot Read: The Brentwood boys faced a Valley Park (3-20 before the game) down four players from the flu and academics, and won handily 83-31. The win means the Eagles clinched the South Central AA Conference title for the first time since 2004. It was senior night, and senior, Rekardo Owens stepped up his offence to lead the Eagles with 23 points. Seniors Josh McGhee and Nick Featherston had six and four points, respectively. Featherston had seven rebounds.
Patch's MVP: Rekardo Owens had 23 points, including five 3-pointers, plus three assists and nine steals, and he came out of the game half-way through the fourth quarter.
(Other) Brentwood Leaders: Marc Powells (20 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal); Karvon Owens (12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 13 assists - a season high)
Quotable I, Coach Brad Kern: "We lost our first game of the season to Bayless, pretty handily, and they didn't give in, continued to battle and get better, and was able to make a run through conference. We were able to get Bayless again, beat Crossroads both times. We get to be conference champions. Now we want to be district champions."
Quotable II, Coach Brad Kern: "Rekardo is the glue to our team. He plays so hard and is so positive. His game on the offensive end, which has never been his forte. He picked his offensive game up these past few weeks. He's always our best defender, now he's elevated his game to where he can knock down the three. He's the complete player right now."
Team Record: The Eagles finish the regular season at 7-1 in conference and 16-8 overall. Brentwood's only conference loss was to Bayless.
What's Next: Brentwood (3-seed) plays Whitfield (6-seed) in the first round of Class 3 District 4 tournament play Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. at Lutheran St. Charles. Brentwood beat Whitfield early in the year, but the Warriors have a top area player in Justin Thomas, who can break it open.
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Corrections were made to this article. It previously stated Brentwood's only conference loss was to Maplewood Richmond Heights, but MRH has left the SCAA. Brentwood's only conference loss was to Bayless. Corrections were made to stats as well.