Broughton forces tie for first place with Millbrook
Posted January 31, 2013
Millbrook's boys basketball team came into Broughton High School's Holliday Gymnasium with a perfect record in the Cap 8 Conference.
They left with their first league loss the season.
After losing to Millbrook in the conference opener in December, Broughton got revenge, 65-54, fueled by its senior duo of Devonte Graham and James Hemphill.
Broughton jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the first quarter, but Millbrook inched back in the second, outscoring the Caps by one point. But Broughton still held a 28-22 lead at halftime.
Neither team got back into a rhythm in the third quarter. Millbrook held Broughton to just nine points in the third, but the Wildcats only scored 12 of their own.
The fourth quarter was an offensive explosion though. Millbrook dropped 20 points in the final quarter, fighting until the very end. But 28 fourth quarter points by Broughton was too much for Millbrook to overcome.
Graham, an Appalachian State recruit, scored 20 points for the Caps. Fellow senior, Hemphill, who has committed to Navy, scored 18. They were the only Capitals in double-figures.
Cameron Sykes scored 17 points for Millbrook in the losing effort. Rob Brown and Carlee Clemons both scored 10.
Millbrook and Broughton are now tied for first place in the Cap 8 Conference. Millbrook's next game is Friday at rival Sanderson, while Broughton will host Wake Forest-Rolesville. Both games tip at 7 p.m.