Warren Edged by Brookville in Tournament Championship Game

Warren's J.T. Blum. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics.

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville used a late 9-0 run to knock off Warren, 64-58 for the Brookville Tip-Off Tournament title.

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Clayton Cook put the Raiders up for good at 57-55 with 2:30 left and Noah Peterson made one of two free throws in the closing seconds to cap the run before a Kody Vega 3-pointer in the final seconds set the final score.

Three Raiders reached double figures in scoring with tournament MVP Danny Lauer leading the way with 17 points. Griffin Ruhlman turned in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out, also earning all-tourney status. Hunter Geer scored 10 points and Clayton Cook finished with nine points and seven rebounds despite missing much time in foul trouble.

Warren’s all-tournament pick J.T. Blum scored 21 points, 10 coming in the second quarter while also going 8-for-13 from the foul line. Owen Becker scored 11 points with seven rebounds while Brady Berdine, Braylon Barnes, and all-tourney selection Park Ordiway all scored seven points.

The Raiders led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter at 22-11 before Warren got it to within 29-28 by halftime. Brookville pushed it back to an eight-point lead in the fourth, but Warren trailed by four at 50-46 going into the fourth quarter.

Leading only 2-0 all night, that was the only lead the Dragons had even after tying it up at 55-55 on Ordiway’s 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining.

Warren head coach Jeff Berdine talked about the game

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