Feb 13, 2010
Millbrook had already sealed at least a share of the Cap 7 regular season championship, but a win over Enloe on Friday night would have made the Wildcats the outright champions.
Enloe wasn't ready for that to happen, though. On senior night, the home Eagles defeated Millbrook, 65-56.
Both teams played well in the first quarter, but Enloe escaped the opening quarter with a 18-16 lead.
"I thought we came out with a lot of energy tonight, and sometimes this season we haven't been able to sustain that, but we did a good job of sustaining it tonight," Enloe head coach Tommy Moore said.
The Eagles pulled away a little bit in the second quarter, holding Millbrook to just eight points.
Enloe enjoyed a 32-24 halftime lead.
The lead didn't last long after the break, though.
In the first two minutes of the third quarter, Millbrook retook the lead from the Enloe, 25-24. But the comeback didn't rattle Enloe, and the Eagles entered the fourth quarter just like they entered the third - with an eight-point lead.
"Millbrook's a good team and they made a run at us, but we were able to hold on during that run," Moore said.
Enloe outscored Millbrook 19-18 in the fourth quarter to earn the nine-point victory.
"This is a big win for us," said Moore. "We're not going to plan anything out for the conference tournament right now; we're just going to enjoy this moment."
Enloe was led by Melvin Tabb with 15-points.
"I thought Melvin had a really good game for us tonight," said Moore. "He's come on lately, and hopefully he'll keep that up through the playoffs."
Emanuel Chapman and D.J. Rich finished with 14 and 10-points respectively for the Eagles. Charles Ashley added another nine-points.
Millbrook was led by Jarrick Brown. The senior had 17-points to lead all scorers in the game.
The Wildcats were without one of their leading scorers on Friday. Danny Mizerk continues to sit out due to an injury.
Tyrrel Tate scored 15-points for Millbrook, while Donzell Hill had nine.
Millbrook and Enloe will share the Tri-9 regular season crown for the second consecutive season. This marks the third year in a row that Millbrook has won at least a share of the title.
The Cap 7 conference tournament begins next week.
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