The Brooklyn Hurricanes improved to 1-1 on the season with a hard fought win over the Monroeville Eagles. The Hurricanes started off fast leading after the first quarter 11-9 off of 2 three point field goals converted by Hunter Majewski.
In the second quarter, Brooklyn locked down defensively forcing turnovers and finishing in transition to build an 11 point lead at the half. Monroeville would come out in the 3rd quarter shooting over top of the smaller Brooklyn lineup and closing the gap to within 2 points heading into the 4th quarter.
The Eagles carried the momentum through the 4th quarter to take a 5 point lead with 4 minutes left to go in the game. The Hurricanes stayed aggressive and battled their way into the bonus. Brooklyn took the lead back late in the 4th quarter off of 2 free throws knocked down by junior Tristan Peggs.
Brooklyn would go on to defeat Monroeville by shooting perfect from the free throw line in the closing seconds 58-51.
Leading the way for the Hurricanes was freshman Tae Jackson scoring 17 points and Hunter Majewski scoring 16 points. Freshman Maceo Pytel added 12 and Marchello Carrosellia added 5 points. Other scorers for the Canes included Hunter Smith with 3 points, Tristan Peggs with 3 points, and Tyler Elzholz scoring 2 points.
Even though only 7 players scored, it was a total team effort to secure the victory.
The Hurricanes open up conference play on Friday night at home against Oberlin with tip off at 7:30p.m
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