B-D snaps losing streak with homecoming win

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By Todd Brooks
Jan 24, 2013 - 8:41:03 AM

KING AND QUEENIt was homecoming at Bray-Doyle last Saturday night, but the Donkeys had more to celebrate than just crowning the queen and king. The Bray-Doyle boys jumped on top of visiting Geronimo early on their way to claim a 52-35 victory.
The victory was the first win of the season for Bray-Doyle, who snapped a 14-game winning streak.
“It’s a good feeling, it’s been a long wait,” junior guard Jesse Bearce said after the game.
Bearce led the team with 18 points, 14 of which came in the second half, a half which has not been particularly kind to the Donkeys this season. The Donkeys were up 13-3 at the end of the first quarter and then 29-10 at the break.
They would lead by as many as 24 points in the second half before settling for the 17-point win.
“We usually have been slowing down in the second half, but tonight we were able to keep going hard,” Bearce said. “Getting out there at the first helped us a lot.”
Senior guard Craig Brown led the charge for the Donkeys in the first half, scoring all 11 of his points in the half. He knocked down two three-pointers, including one with nine seconds left in the half giving his team the 19-point halftime lead.
Geronimo had trouble scoring most of the night from the floor and the free-throw line until the fourth quarter when it was too late. The Blue Jays got as close as 13 points in the fourth quarter, but could not managed to cut the lead down into single digits.
Randy Jackson added nine points for Bray-Doyle (1-14), followed by Greg Perez with six, Rodney Hall with four, and Josh Goodrich and Jacob Henderson with two each.
Nathan Benke led Geronimo with 12 points.
Lady Donkeys 69, Lady Blue Jays 30
The Bray-Doyle girls made it a sweep and picked up their second straight win, improving to 5-11 on the season.
The game was fairly close in the first quarter, but the Lady Donkeys were able to wear down the visitors who only dressed out six players for the game.
Bray-Doyle held a 19-13 lead at the end of the first and led 35-21 at the half.
Junior Ashlee Kelly led the Lady Donkeys with 22 points, followed by Taylor Nichols with 17, Morgan Kovar and Madison Kelly with 13 points each, and Alma Alvarez ended the game with four points.