By Chase Bayless ’15
Thanks in large part to a fourth quarter in which the Broncos outscored their opponent by 10 points, Brophy was able to pull ahead of Horizon Wednesday, Jan. 29 for the 51-42 win.
After leading 22-15 at halftime, Brophy cooled down and went into the fourth quarter down by one.
“The reason they got the lead was because we started taking shots we couldn’t make, we were a little cold from the outside,” said head coach Mr. Tony Fuller.
Needing a spark, they changed their offensive approach in the fourth quarter.
According to Mr. Fuller, his team started going back inside the paint while trying to draw some fouls, which was the reason they were able to make a comeback.
Freddie Erlandson ’15 was constantly fed the ball in the post, finishing with 10 points and multiple offensive rebounds to give his team second chance points.
Guard Matt Stark ’15 added 13 points, which led all players.
In the final two minutes Horizon attempted to make a comeback, but Brophy was able to hold them off.
“Any win helps; we were hanging by the skin of our teeth,” Mr. Fuller said of the team’s playoff chances. “We’ve got three games left, three very difficult games; we just want to win our next game and that’s our goal.”
With the win the Broncos were able to break a four-game losing streak and are set for the final games of the regular season. They are on the cusp of making the playoffs, and the outcome of those games could determine whether they make it or not.
They will play Desert Mountain, Pinnacle and Dobson, all of which are ranked in the top 20 teams in Arizona, according to Maxpreps.com.