Broughton advances with win over Hillside
Posted March 6, 2013
Hillside hung around Broughton for awhile on Friday, but the Capitals held on for the 65-49 win to advance to the 4-A Eastern Regional Final.
Broughton opened the game with a 7-0 lead, thanks to pair of buckets and three free throws.
Hillside didn't score in the first three minutes, but the Hornets made a push late, ending the quarter on a 10-5 run. Broughton still held a 16-15 lead going into the second quarter.
Less than one minute into the second quarter, Hillside took its first lead of the game as DeShon Self scored the first five points of the period for the Hornets.
Hillside led 21-19 with 4:30 left, but it was the last time the Hornets held a lead in the game.
A Chris Brickhouse dunk at the 4:17 mark sparked a 14-4 run for Broughton to end the half. Navy recruit James Hemphill scored five points in the run, while Appalachian State recruit Devonte Graham had four points.
The Capitals led 33-25 at halftime.
Things didn't change in the third quarter.
After a brief 4-0 run to start the second half, Hillside went cold, going over six minutes in the third quarter without scoring a single point. By the end of the period, Broughton had pushed its lead to double-digits, leading 44-33.
Hillside made a push in the fourth quarter, but the hole was too deep for the Hornets.
Broughton was led by Hemphill's 22 points. Graham added 16 points for the Caps while Brickhouse scored 13.
The Caps out-rebounded Hillside 43-24 in the game, including 30 defensive rebounds which limited Hillside to just two second chance points. The Hornets also only scored two points on the break.
Broughton scored 18 second chance points and 14 points on the break.
Self was the only Hornet in double-figures with 18 points.
While Hillside's season ends, Broughton will play Seventy-First in the Eastern Regional Final at noon on Saturday at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.