Brauman’s suffocating full court press helped ease the negative affect from the charity stripe. Brownsburg was pressing and trapping from the first quarter on, forcing the Raiders into 11 turnovers and converting that into a 13-point halftime lead.
“We wanted to get going early and we’ve been working a lot on our press,” Brauman said. “We wanted to get some quick buckets in transition, a lot of times that really gets us going. It was an HCC game so we wanted to come right out from the beginning and set the tone.”
Harrison was still lurking, down by 15 to start the fourth quarter, but the consistency of the Bulldogs was too tough to tame for the Raiders. Brownsburg closed out the game the same way they started, with an overwhelming 15-4 run.
It was a performance the Bulldogs will certainly build on heading into the middle of their schedule.
“A lot of people stepped up,” Comer said. “Chloe Dygert had four steals and really helped us get going on the offense. Our press was working really well tonight and that will give us confidence going forward for the rest of the season.”