Hoops, Wrestling Start Back Up This Week

Brentwood junior Justin Shipley beats Fernando Hall of Clay in the Brentwood Invitational n December. (All photos by Steve Bowman)
Brentwood junior Justin Shipley beats Fernando Hall of Clay in the Brentwood Invitational n December. (All photos by Steve Bowman)

By Steve Bowman
Editor, The Brentwood Spirit
Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net

Brentwood High School wrestlers and basketball players are putting their game faces back on this week after enjoying a holiday break.

The wrestling team, 7-1 in nontournament meets, last competed 19 days ago. It will face off against Chaminade and Burroughs in a tri meet at Burroughs starting at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and at the St. John Vianney Tournament at 8 a.m. Jan. 9. Standouts include Deshaun Johnson 22-2, Gary Silerio 21-3, Chase Lynch 17-8, Justin Shipley 15-3 and Ricky McQuay 16-8.

The boys basketball team, 3-5, got the shortest vacation: eight days. They last played on Dec. 28 and will host Lift for Life at 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Charles “Butters” Jones leads the team in scoring and has put in 30, 26 and 22 points in recent games. Freshman Cade Jones scored 23 the day after Christmas.

BHS boys basketball coach Kevin Kullum points the way in practice.
BHS boys basketball coach Kevin Kullum points the way in practice.

The girls basketball team, 1-4, had the longest break, 27 days, though they practiced much of that time. They play three games in the John Burroughs Tournament this week — at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and 7 p.m. on both Jan. 6 and Jan. 8. Center Sophia Rivera leads in both scoring and rebounding. Nija Price might be back in the lineup as soon as Jan. 11 against Clayton at BHS.

Eyeing a rebound are McKinley's Mareah McCullough and Brentwood's (from left) Abby Harper, Sophia Rivera and Gabby Gombas.
Eyeing a rebound are McKinley’s Mareah McCullough and Brentwood’s (from left) Abby Harper, Sophia Rivera and Gabby Gombas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s