It took all of 40 seconds for the Brookfield girls varsity basketball team to let West Canada Valley the Beavers had come to play.
After Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott controlled the tipoff to Marissa Kupris, Kupris took 4 seconds off the clock in making a layup. Madilyne Kupris stole the inbounds pass and made a layup, and then Lily Vleer-Elliott did the same, staking the Beavers to a 6-0 lead 40 seconds into the game at Richfield Springs for the championship in the tournament.
Brookfield, which beat Morrisville-Eaton 58-26 in the opener, led most of the game, including after breaking a 22-22 tie late in the second quarter till the end, to beat West Canada 56-41 to improve to 3-0. Madilyne Kupris was named the tournament’s MVP for a 40-point performance that put the first girl in Brookfield history to surpass 1,000 points another step up, passing Steve Campbell as she reached 1,066.
She won’t be the sole female on that list of nine for long, as Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott raised her career total to 931 in her junior year. She joined Kupris on the All-tournament team. Both girls had double-doubles with Madilyne with 20 points, 10 rebounds and Jaelyn with 13 points and 16 rebounds.
Brookfield and WCV ended the first quarter tied at 12 as Jaelyn made a layup after West Canada took a 12-10 lead.
Jaelyn kicked off the second quarter the…