Brownsburg stretched the lead without Mavunga on the floor as she got her second foul of the game with three minutes into the second quarter.
Freshman Zhane Roper scored seven straight points to start the run for the Bulldogs.
“We talked about penetrating the gaps in their zone and they just collapsed on Stephanie, which was a great game plan,” Brauman said. “Initially we just kept trying to get it to Stephanie instead of having the other girls step up and score. Finally when they figured out they could score, that opened up everyone else.”
Brownsburg outscored Tri-West 28-13 in the second half to eventually win 54-26.
The Bruins shot 15 in the second half and 20 percent for the game.
“The second half wasn’t good for us as a lot of kids lose their confidence and you start missing shots,” Acton said. “Everybody was kind of just struggling.”
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs shot 40 percent on a high 60 field goal attempts.
Brauman said she cannot remember a time when her team attempted that many shots.
“That a lot of shots,” she said. “We missed a lot of close ones that we should have hit. I thought once we got going we did a nice job”
The Class 3A Bruins have challenged the Class 4A Bulldogs the past two seasons in the county finals.
While they didn’t win, Acton takes pride in making it this far.
“It’s huge for us to get into the championship game,” he said. “We got beat by 19 last year and ended up losing one game the rest of the year. We won our sectional, won 19 games, and had a great year.”