Bears Maul Cougars on Senior Night

Logan, Small & Morris defend earlier this season (PC: Gabby Sun)

On Monday evening, the boys’ varsity basketball team upped their league record to 6-2 with a 73-48 win over Martin Luther on Senior Night.

Charlie Onana Awana led the Bears’ opening charge with a layup, a block, and a one-handed baseline dunk for a quick 4-0 lead. Federico Chiappa followed with a floater before a Randolph Logan layup extended the Bear margin to 8-0. the Cougars answered with a jumper, but an inbound play alley-oop dunk to Onana Awana pushed the lead back to 10-3. Nate Small then connected on three consecutive jumpers, including a 3-pointer, to extend the lead to 18-8. A Luther floater briefly stemmed the tide, but a steal and score from Logan and Onana Awana’s third dunk of the quarter pushed the advantage to 22-10. After a Chiappa 3-pointer and Logan reverse layup the lead swelled to 27-10, but Luther ended the frame with a buzzer-beating trifecta to trail 13-27. Small continued to be an offensive catalyst in the second period as he drained another 3-pointer and scored consecutive layups to lead The Brook to a 43-20 halftime lead.

The onslaught continued in the third quarter as the Bears scored the first 10 points of the half on a pair of Orlando Morris threes, an Onana Awana putback, and another Small jumper. The Brook carried a 58-35 advantage into the fourth, where crowd favorites Josh Duncan, Lawrence Tom, John Bui, Leo Ouyang, and Fletcher Brown played much-deserved minutes and delighted the Swanson faithful.

Small led The Brook with 18 points, while Onana Awana added 12. Chiappa (9), Morris (9), Duncan (9), Logan (7), Andreas Simoni (3), Ouyang (3), Tom (2), and Bui (1) rounded out a multi-pronged attack.

The Bears are back on the floor this afternoon in their final regular season road game at Avenues.


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