By Keelen Barlow
The Brownsburg varsity girls' basketball team got back in the win column as they defeated IHSAA Class 3A No.8 Greensburg 56-50 at the Varsity Fieldhouse on January 4th. The win snapped a four-game skid for the Bulldogs and gave them their first victory in 2020 to move to 10-7 on the year.
Mackenzie Stien scored a team-high 17 points in the win for Brownsburg. Allison Bosse scored 16 points after she exploded for 12 points, including four crucial free-throws, in the final quarter. Junior point guard Ally Becki sat out her second consecutive game with a leg injury.
It was Stien that paced the Bulldogs early in the matchup as she scored Brownsburg's first seven points. Greensburg held a 12-10 advantage after the opening quarter.
Brownsburg fought back and took the lead after a strong second quarter. The Bulldogs grabbed a 30-26 advantage after Quinci Thomas' big bucket underneath the basket just before the end of the half.
The Bulldogs led 38-36 after three quarters, setting up an exciting finish at the Fieldhouse. The Pirates went on to grab a slight edge near the beginning of the quarter but Bosse would flip the switch to help Brownsburg tie the game at 46.
The Bulldogs grabbed a lead and made the most of their trips to the charity stripe late in the game to close it out.
Brownsburg will look to defend their 2019 Hendricks County championship as the 2020 Hendricks County Tournament is set for next week at Tri-West. The Bulldogs will take on Avon on January 8 in their first game of the week. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.