Bryson boys lose to Strawn

Cowboys finish 2nd in 17-A

GRAFORD – Bryson had a slow start in its District 17-A playoff tiebreaker game Feb. 16 vs. Newcastle but the Cowboys, who had won seven of their last eight, turned things around in the second quarter and wound up cruising to a 54-39 win over the Bobcats.

That win secured second place in the district for the squad and set up a bi-district matchup with Strawn Monday night here.

Newcastle jumped out to a 7-0 lead and led 11-6 after one. Bryson put the defensive clamps down after that, allowing just five points in the second quarter while scoring 16 to take a 22-16 lead at the half.

Bryson stayed on the number 16 for the rest of the game, scoring 16 in each of the final two quarters while holding Newcastle to 11 and 12, respectively.

For further details, see the Feb. 23 Herald-Gazette.

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