As the Oriskany player dribbled the ball toward her, Sara Brean positioned herself inches away.
As the ball went down to the floor, Brean put her hand out, picked up the dribble, spun and went to the Brookfield basket for a layup.
Her score midway through the third quarter of the game vs. Oriskany put BCS up 41-18 and they earned win No. 14 without a loss with the 52-28 win. The Beavers, still ranked No. 4 in the state’s Class D poll, improved to 15-0 with a 56-22 league win over Otselic Valley.
Against Oriskany, Brean had three steals, all coming off the Redskins dribbles, in a game where eight players scored and everyone saw significant playing time. Madilyne Kupris led the Beavers in scoring with 20 points, and another 10 points vs. OV moved her into third place in career scoring at Brookfield, putting her ahead of Tim Scully (1,202) and Bernie Hughes (1,224).
Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott continued to make a case as the area’s best all-around player with another triple double of 14 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocks. She came two steals away from a quadruple double with 8 and had 6 assists. She moved into fifth all-time in scoring.
Madilyne and Jaelyn combined to score 14 of Brookfield’s 15 first-quarter points, with Jenna Bugbee hitting a free throw for the 15-5 lead going into the second quarter.
In the second quarter Madilyne scored another 8 points, including a spine-twisting turnaround jumper. Danica Karn hit a layup and Bugbee had another free throw as the Beavers built a 20-point lead, 28-8, after Jaelyn hit a 10-foot jumper.
The junior came out of the break still on fire, starting with a roll-in layup and then scoring off one of her steals.
Brean passed to Lily Vleer-Elliot, whose basket was inches away from being a 3-pointer. That was as close…