As the McGraw player took a shot, Brookfield senior Marissa Kupris smacked the ball down. She then stole it and sprinted upcourt.
Despite almost leveling the referee, who stood stock still as Marissa missed knocking him down by inches, she kept control and went the distance for a layup that put the Beavers up 36-16. In the next two minutes she created two jump-ball situations, once which led to a basket by sister Madilyne off an assist from Jaelyn Vleer-Elliott.
On a night when only those three BCS players scored, the Beavers put together a tough defense against a McGraw team that had similar speed and size. Similar, but not enough, as Brookfield made it a sweet 16-0 with the 52-31 win.
Win No. 17 came at DeRuyter with a 57-34 win over the Rockets.
The Beavers, who started out No. 4 in the Class D state rankings, moved up to No. 3 last week. They are the only ranked team with 17 wins and one of only two still unbeaten.
The Eagles managed a rare feat against this year’s Brookfield team. McGraw tied the game, albeit 2-2 and then trailed the rest of the way, but the pesky Eagles never…