Millbrook girls avenge loss to Heritage, 54-51
Posted January 6
Updated January 21
Raleigh, N.C. — Millbrook's girls basketball team avenged last week's loss to Heritage with a 54-51 win on Thursday night.
Last week, Heritage defeated Millbrook in the John Wall Family Foundation Holiday Invitational championship game. Thursday night's game, which was moved up one day due to the threat of snow, was the first conference meeting between the two teams.
Millbrook took an early 12-11 lead in the first quarter, but the Wildcats lost that lead in the second quarter. Heritage led 20-18 at halftime.
But things changed in the second half.
Millbrook led by as many as nine points in the second half. The Wildcats outscored Heritage 19-10 in the third quarter, claiming a 37-30 lead going into the final eight minutes.
Heritage attempted a comeback. The Huskies had the ball with just a few seconds left and trailed by two points. A shot attempt came off the rim and was rebounded by the Wildcats to secure the win.
Kai Crutchfield led Millbrook in scoring with 17 points. Dazia Powell added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Heritage was led by C Johnson's 17 points. A Purnell and D Washington both scored 13 points for the Huskies.
Millbrook moves to 13-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Cap 8 Conference with the win. The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Leesville Road on Tuesday.
With the loss, Heritage drops to 12-2 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. Heritage will host Wakefield on Tuesday night.