'Cats rout Criminals
Brawley Union High¿s Meriah Overton takes the ball down the court Thursday evening during a game against Yuma High at Brawley. (ERIC MILLER PHOTO)
“We haven’t played for a week so we’re a little rusty there, shooting-wise,” Brawley head coach Mike Pacheco said.
The rust was evident in the first quarter as Brawley seemed sluggish and out of focus.
Brawley started on a 15-8 run in the first quarter, aided by three 3-pointers.
Brawley picked it up in the second quarter with a 14-2 run to take a 29-10 lead into halftime.
A run of 12-6 in the third quarter and 9-8 in the fourth gave the Wildcats an easy win.
The challenge will come Saturday when the Wildcats are set to host Olympian High, one of the best in San Diego County right now.
“We got that big game coming up with Olympian,” Pacheco said. “We’re going to keep working hard and hopefully our shots will fall Saturday.”
For the Wildcats, Meriah Overton had 13 points and Monique Payne had 10 points.
The game against Olympian will tip off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brawley.