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BCS Wins Another Title

Brookfield’s girls basketball team put together a productive Christmas break, winning their second tournament title of the young season and making history with the school’s second female player to reach 1,000 points.

Junior Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott scored a total of 47 points in the wins over Fort Plain and host Edmeston to join teammate Madilyne Kupris in scoring 1,000 career points. With most of the season and all of next year to go, Vleer-Elliott has an excellent chance of breaking the Brookfield scoring record of 1,678 held by Jay Snow.

The Beavers, who have held the No. 4 position in the Class D state rankings for the last three weeks, overwhelmed Fort Plain in the first game, 61-20, as seven players scored, led by Vleer-Elliott’s 21 points. She came close to a triple-double with 15 rebounds and 8 blocks.

Vleer-Elliott is the only Section Three player on the rankings of Top 20 who shows up in all five categories: total points scored, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals.

Kupris scored 23 points over the two games, giving her a career 1,118 to date. She moved into fifth place overall in school history, passing Andy Havens, Mike Walker and Reggie Martin.

Lily Vleer-Elliott scored 12, Sara Brean 6 each, Megan Kupris 5, Marissa Kupris 3 and Jenna Bugbee 1.

In the title game Brookfield improved to 7-0 with a 49-24 win over Edmeston. Jaelyn scored 26, including the milestone basket, and brought down 20 rebounds for the No. 4 Class D state-ranked Beavers.

Madilyne, Marissa and Brean all had 6 points and Lily 3.

Brookfield ended the week with a 54-31 league win at McGraw. Vleer-Elliott’s double-double came with 25 points and 17 rebounds; she also had 5 assists, 6 steals and 4 blocks.

Madilyne Kupris scored 14 and had 6 steals. Marissa Kupris scored 6 with 4 rebounds, Lilly Vleer-Elliott put together a 5 trifecta in points, rebounds and assists. Bugbee stole the ball 5 times and scored 2 points. Brean had 4 assists, 3 steals and 2 points.

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The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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