Broncos survive third quarter surge to beat Chandler

Brophy 53
Chandler 40

By Tyler J. Scott ’12

By Ben Jackson '11 - Sai Tummala '11 led Brophy past Chandler Tuesday with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Sai Tummala ’11 led Brophy with 18 points as the Broncos beat Chandler 53-40 Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Tummala also amassed 11 rebounds to help Brophy improve its record to 14-6 overall.

Chris Pierre ’11 had 11 points, five of them from free throws.

For the Wolves, Senior Troy Hurley was the leading scorer with 11 points, but he was in foul trouble for most of the second half.

Behind Hurley, Junior Andre Norris had eight points.

After a strong first quarter, the Broncos led 22-7.

But the Wolves outscored Brophy 15-9 in the second quarter to go into halftime down nine, 31-22.

In the third quarter the Wolves cut the lead to 36-30 with about 6:30 left, but the Broncos went on an 8-0 run.

Before the third quarter ended, Andre Norris got a lay-up to make the score 44-32 going into the fourth.

“I told the team to keep their poise as Chandler cut into our lead,” said coach Mr. Tony Fuller.

The Broncos held on in the fourth quarter to win 53-40.

“I think we played well in our zone defense,” Mr. Fuller said after the game.

Despite the Broncos having 33 rebounds as a team, Mr. Fuller still saw room for growth.

“I think we can all improve our rebounding,” he said.

Brophy will travel to Mesa to face the Jackrabbits on Friday, Jan. 28.