Brookfield senior Sam Jaeger started her team’s scoring in the fourth quarter with a perfectly executed turnaround jumper.
Jaeger’s basket helped the Beavers beat Fabius-Pompey at SUNY Morrisville as part of a day-long event featuring Central Counties League girls basketball teams vs. each other, with Brookfield picking up the Falcons as a non-league team. The day raised money for Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Complimented after on her pretty shot, Jaeger gave credit elsewhere. “(Teammate) Jaelyn (Vleer-Elliott) taught me that move in practice,’’ Jaeger said.
That sort of teamwork to help each other get better is a large part of why Brookfield enters this week undefeated after 11 games and ranked No. 4 in state in Class D. The Beavers are the only girls team in Section Three’s Class D without a loss.
From the start of their game, the final one of the day, Brookfield controlled the action on the way to a 32-14 halftime lead. Coach Doreen Rogers rotated players on and off the bench with instructions early on to pass often and use the shot clock before scoring.
Freshman point guard Lily Vleer-Elliott ran off five quick points, with a 3-pointer followed by a driving jumper over a much taller Falcon defender.
Jenna Bugbee kicked of the second-half scoring as Brookfield continued a 12-0 run. Madilyne Kupris scored two of her 8 points right after, and then had one of her 4 assists when she found Bugbee to the left for a layup.
Sara Brean drove in for a layup and then...